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Has One In Five Men At Oxford University Actually Had Gay Sex?

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And we’re talking about, like, going all the way. Start including oral and we jump up to 31.2% from the 22.8% who admit to having anal sex. That’s according to the recent study by Cherwell, a student newspaper at the university that polled some 400 students. Could it possibly be true? Personal anecdote time!

As a bright-eyed undergraduate, yours truly had the chance to study abroad at Oxford. ("Study" here means speed-reading Milton in between enthusiastic bouts of binge drinking.) From my own personal experience, I would probably bump that figure up to 90%, with another 5% just waiting for their shot. But that may be the consequence of a self-selecting pool, since I spent far too much time in gay clubs with names like the Coven.

Since my view was clearly limited, I decided to ask one of the real Oxford students I knew at the time. His thoughts?

"Speaking as a promiscuous homosexual I find these statistics most implausible. In six years of medical school I was only able to sodomise three heterosexual men, and the total bedpost tally barely exceeds 100 notches."

So that’s that, I guess. You can read the rest of the findings here, and feel free to speculate about the numbers, their accuracy, and their implications with regards to my chances of bedding Hugh Grant (an Oxford grad!) in the comments.

Via Queerty.