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The qvLatino Sex Survey

What do Latinos really have to say about sex? During the entire month of August 1998, qvMagazine used its website to conduct an extensive survey regarding sexuality. We asked our online visitors to candidly answer various questions about the many aspects of sex and sexuality. Our survey received 269 responses from people of a variety of different Latino races.

 

SEXUALITY?

What is your sexual orientation?

Latino male 79%
Bisexual Latino male 21%
Straight Latino male 0%

 

The Survey Results

WHAT TURNS YOU ON?

What "look" do you prefer?
Homeboy/Cholo/B-Boy 45%
Guy-next-door 41%
Professional 29%
Rebel 21%
Fashion Model 20%
No Preference 13%
Quebradita/Vaquero 5%

 

What type of body do you prefer?
Medium build 59%
Muscular 32%
No preference 16%
Husky 15%
Very thin 9%

 

Is "size" important to you?
No 69%
Yes 31%

 

What is the single most important quality in a man?
Personality 62%
Looks 12%
Ambition 7%
Sexual compatibility 6%
Other* 3%

*Other responses included economic stability, intelligence, honesty, romance, respect, generosity, soul, maturity, sense of humor, and "all of the above."

 

GOING SOLO?

How often do you masturbate?
A few times a week 40%
Once a day 23%
More than once a day 15%
A few times a month 11%
Once a week 6%
Less than once a month 4%
Never 1%

 

HIV AND CONDOMS?

What is your HIV status?
HIV- 85%
HIV+ 5%
Don't know 7%
No response 2%

 

When you engage in anal intercourse, how often do you use a condom?
Every time 53%
Most of the time 22%
Sometimes 11%
Don't know/Never had anal sex 8%
Never 7%

LATINOS HAVING SEX!

At what age did you first experience a sexual encounter?

Under 15 45%
15-17 years old 23%
18-20 21%
21-25 9%
26-30 2%

 

How often do you currently have sex?

A few times a week 27%
A few times a month 25%
Less than once a month 24%
Once a week 10%
Never 7%
Once a day 5%
More than once a day 2%

 

How many sexual partners have you had in total?

11-25 partners 22%
5-10 21%
2-4 18%
Over 100 12%
26-50 11%
One 6%
51-75 4%
76-100 4%
None 2%

 

CHEATER CHEATER?

Have you ever cheated on a partner?

No 54%
Yes 46%

 

To your knowledge, has a partner of yours ever cheated on you?

Yes 55%
No 45%

 

MONOGAMY?

How many people are you currently having sex with?

One person 50%
No one 35%
2-5 people 14%
More than 5 people 1%

THE WILDER SIDE?

Which have you experimented with?

Threesomes 52%
Public sex 39%`
Sex club/Bath house 35%
Sex toys 35%
Orgies 22%
S&M 14%
Sex with a prostitute 9%
Other* 2%

*Other responses included watersports, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and sex as a prostitute."

QVS COMPARED TO BIs?

Was your first sexual experience with a man or with a woman?
  QV Bi
1st experience w/ man 85% 58%
1st experience w/ woman 15% 42%

 

Have you ever had a sexual experience with a woman?
  QV Bi
No 57% 18%
Yes 43% 82%

 

Do you like to give/receive oral sex?
  QV Bi
Yes (Give and receive) 87% 75%
Yes (Receive only) 6% 16%
Yes (Give only) 6% 2%
No 0.5% 2%
Don't know/never tried 0.5% 5%

 

Do you like to give/receive anal intercourse?
  QV Bi
Yes (Give and receive) 59% 40%
Yes (Receive only) 16% 9%
Yes (Give only) 15% 30%
No 6% 11%
Don't know/never tried 5% 11%

 

SEX WITH NON-LATINOS?

Who was your first sexual experience with-a Latino or a non-Latino?

Latino 73%
Non-Latino 27%

 

Have you ever had sex with a non-Latino man?

Yes 81%
No 19%

 



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