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BBC Radio 5 Live Women’s Poll November 2019

Survey of UK women aged 18-39 on their experiences during consensual sexual intercourse

  • UK women aged 18-39 are most likely, among metrics tested, to have not experienced spitting during consensual sexual intercourse (73%).
  • A similar proportion of women have experienced slapping during consensual sex (59%), as have those who have experienced hair-pulling and biting (63% and 59% respectively).

Date Published: 28/11/2019

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: BBC Radio 5 Live


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,002 UK women aged 18-39 online between 14th-16th November 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of all UK women by age and region. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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