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Study finds youngsters more interested in threesomes, but most rarely do the deed

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 7, 2017, 1:16 pm IST
Updated : Oct 7, 2017, 1:18 pm IST

Study finds while youngsters may be more open to experimenting with sexuality, there are few who actually do it for fear of ostracisation.

The research conducted by the University of New Brunswick surveyed undergraduate students asking if they had been in, or were interested in being in, a threesome. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The research conducted by the University of New Brunswick surveyed undergraduate students asking if they had been in, or were interested in being in, a threesome. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study finds that while youngsters may be thinking and talking more freely about threesomes than past generations, but few are actually doing the deed.

The study finds that even though portrayals and conversations on all kinds of sexuality have become more common, young people are decreasingly interested in having sex.

The research conducted by the University of New Brunswick surveyed undergraduate students asking if they had been in, or were interested in being in, a threesome.

The study, being led by Dr Ashley Thompson and Dr E Sandra Byers found that

their interest were tempered by fears of being stigmatized for same-sex activity, for men, or for sexual experimentation, for women

According to Dr Thomson, now of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh male students were more interested in threesomes.

However, according to Dr Thomson, they weren’t interested in just any threesomes. Male students said, on average that they were twice as interested in threesomes involving two other women than they were in a threesome involving themselves, another man and another woman.

The study further found that male students had the same average interest in threesomes involving another man as female students had in threesomes in general.

The study also found that men were even more interested in experiencing a threesome with a partner, while women were less inclined to add a third person to sexual experiences with their intimate partners.

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