Study: 86% of people admit to masturbating, 14% are lying

Natalie Portman masturbation

Masturbation, despite the fact that it's probably the most common of sexual activities, is still often treated like a shameful secret. Which is why a new study, in which eighty-six percent of people admitted to masturbating with varying frequency, is surprising. Not because the number of masturbators is so high, but because it's hard to believe so many people lie. (Rimshot!) 

According the study, eighteen percent of people masturbate daily, and another eighteen percent at least a couple times of month. The study was commissioned by Adam and Eve, a sex-toy retailer, but conducted by a third-party group. Interestingly, the data do not include information on ages or the male/female ratio of the participants. 

Whether you're shocked or not, onanism is having a bit of a moment. Last week, America got to see Natalie Portman "having a moment" on the big screen (albeit, one that ended very awkwardly). Then Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen was back talking about how awesome she thinks it is for teenage girls to masturbate. Which is great, although talking about teenage girls and masturbation seems to be her one substantial contribution. Unless you're one of those people who've actually heard her band.

Commentarium (8 Comments)

Dec 14 10 - 3:56pm
Twolane

For the female portion of that 14 percent who apparently are having some problems, I'm only a phone call away to assist with any difficulties you might have.

Dec 17 10 - 5:50am
Anon

Nice. I also do not masturbate, but wait! I must be lying.

Dec 20 10 - 3:10pm
anon

I love masturbating... I wish I had the time to do it everyday.

Dec 20 10 - 10:30pm
David McCarthy

I don't masturbate at all... People can never understand this!
It's annoying that the widespread opinion is that if you don't masturbate you're a lier.
I don't see anything wrong with it, or see it as a sin, it's just one of those things that "doesn't do it for me".
When a woman is doing it to me it's different...

Mar 03 11 - 3:01pm
jenny mccarthy

yeah right dude.

Feb 26 11 - 10:46pm
anon

when it comes to men, there are some who only masturbate out of need, like say, they got blue balls and need to relieve some pressure. but then there are some who do it frequently. and others who could care less.

Jul 05 11 - 5:30pm
Non

Every day. Less often when training, more often when not.

Oct 27 11 - 1:20am
Bri

Like 1-3 times a day. Mostly out of want, but also a lot of need, No many options when your boyfriend is in the army -__- if I don't, I get grumpy