Few Ask a Doctor About Sex, Most Use Net

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Oct. 8 (UPI) — People with questions about sex used to ask a friend or a doctor, or looked for a book, but most consult the Internet now, a U.S. survey indicates.

The survey, commissioned by Adam & Eve, an adult product retailer, indicates that despite a wealth of misinformation on the World Wide Web, 70 percent of those surveyed used the Internet for seek answers on sex.


Twenty-three percent of adults looked to books for answers on sex, 20 percent sought men’s magazines, 18 percent asked friends and 17 percent women’s magazines, the survey says.

Less than 10 percent sought answers concerning sex from doctors, family, television, radio, sex therapists and “other.”

“Never before has there been mass access to sex information in such an anonymous way,” Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve “sexpert” says in a statement. “People can feel comfortable getting educated about sexuality in the comfort of their own home. Luckily, there are many reputable Web sites available for sex information.”

The survey if 1,000 U.S. adults age 18 and older, conducted by an independent third-party survey company. No additional survey details were provided.

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