When putting together this survey that combined television and film, and examining them against sexual attraction, age, gender, and race, we didn’t know what to expect. The goal was to find out more about audience preferences across numerous platforms, including web, mobile, and streaming set-top boxes. We’ll be releasing portions of the survey that we found interesting over the next few months, starting with the one below.
68% of Women “Aroused” While Watching 50 Shades of Grey in First Nationwide Movie Survey Discussing Sex and Relationships
Married individuals polled the highest percentage of arousal at 71% – higher than Singles at 64% – which isn’t surprising according to experts
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, MAY 14, 2015 – Tubi TV, a free TV and Movie site, announced today the results of a survey from 1,522 respondents on movies including 50 Shades of Grey, Basic Instinct, and Gone Girl. In the survey, 68.13% of women were “somewhat” or “very” aroused when watching 50 Shades of Grey, almost matching men at 68.42%. Married individuals polled the highest of being “somewhat” or “very” aroused at 71%, while those “In a Relationship” and “Single” came in lower at 70% and 65%, respectively.
“Married couples tend to feel ‘safer’ in their relationships, therefore more free to explore their sexuality,” said Stephanie Flood, MA, Sex and Relationship Therapist. “For many women and the phenomena of 50 Shades, it’s not the idea of BDSM that turns them on, it’s about being dominated — for a man to take control during intimacy.”
30- to 44-year-olds polled the highest levels of “arousal” at 73%. When survey participants were asked whether watching Basic Instinct — where the female star is the aggressor — made them want to have sex, the responses had a much higher discrepancy rate between the sexes. 53% of Males said “yes”, compared to only 27% of Females.
“Men being dominated has to do with the idea that men commonly are in charge, and letting go of that control is very arousing,” said Flood. “As a society, men are still getting used to women having a 50% role in a relationship, where the men are sometimes not needed at all. The results of this survey show that taking sexual control of your partner works both ways.”
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