San Francisco Is a City of Sluts, Study Finds

Categories: Science, Sexytime
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Philomena Falkner, a.k.a. the 'Galloping Cow,' an early S.F. slut
General sluttiness is surely among the attributes preening liberals refer to when they bray about "San Francisco Values." From the Mission to the Marina, from the "soiled doves" who ruled the Barbary Coast to the present-day skank chain-smoking in front of Vertigo, we are a city of the lecherous, the depraved, and the polyamorous.

This open secret is confirmed in a new study commissioned by condom-maker Trojan, which found that among residents of the major U.S. cities surveyed, San Franciscans reported having had sex with the greatest number of people. We clocked in at an average of 30 partners. (Not all at once, mind you -- even San Franciscans face certain physical limitations.) At the bottom of the list were Chicagoans, who reported, on average, having had 11 partners.

Prudes.

One piece of news to come out of this study is that San Franciscans, while promiscuous, are also relatively safe: Just under 60 percent of respondents here said they sometimes or rarely use condoms, compared to 71 percent in Dallas. It's still interesting to note that more than half of sexually active adults here seldom choose to wrap it up.

Another interesting finding: While the men and women of San Francisco are mixing it up quite a bit, they apparently aren't deriving much joy from their encounters. Only 70 percent of San Franciscans reported they were satisfied with their sex lives, the lowest satisfaction level in the survey.

Maybe it's time we all considered trading in the existential despair of the morning-after walk of shame for a chastity ring and the first season of Grey's Anatomy.

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hoffemil
hoffemil

Where the hell ARE these sluts they're talking about?  I've looked everywhere.

David K
David K

Amazing... leave it to San Franciscans to make sex boring as hell...

Federale
Federale

Maybe because the slutier the girl, the less attractive she is, or the slutier she is, the less time outside of sex you want to spend with her.

Dolph Pun
Dolph Pun

So, are you a top or are you local?

Lyle Lengyel
Lyle Lengyel

San Francisco!  You are so unsatisfied because you are not having sex with ME! 

Ramon
Ramon

Ugh, whores and sluts are all over the world, even small town, I know because I grew up in one... people do it but they don't talk about it, gay or straight. And those numbers sound like they just went to stripper clubs asking drunk people all these questions. Who cares I would say? Who the fuck cares what sex life among San Franciscans or any other town is all about? 

henrymart81
henrymart81

Suddenly I'm a fan of San Francisco.

Leosdad
Leosdad

Skanky slutville.... We needed a study to tell us this.... Wow! Live in San Francisco a few weeks and you will see.... Mcwhores!

cherylmeril
cherylmeril

 I presume you're referring to gay men, right? 

Fred Fnord
Fred Fnord like.author.displayName 1 Like

Envy is an ugly, ugly emotion.

loveofmystery
loveofmystery

See only 70% are satisfied because we San Franciscan's are shooting for the moon, not just ordinary vanilla sex. We want female ejaculation, satisfying threesomes and deep connections.

Dawn
Dawn

Just under 60% not using condoms or using them rarely is "relatively safe"? Are you kidding? Not if you have an "average" of 30 partners. 

webmistress0
webmistress0

@Dawn Wonder how the question was asked... Lots of us sluts have one (or two) fluid bonded partners and practice safe sex with everyone else. Others might engage in sexual activities other than intercourse with their various partners. A badly worded question would result in totally unreliable percentages. 

Anon
Anon

Slut issues aside, I find it amusing that you're reporting on a study of low condom usage by ... a condom manufacturer.  Get paid for this article?

RuhRoh
RuhRoh

Huh, I find that very interesting because I lived in chicago for 7 years and can say in those seven years I hit way more than 30. But yes, I am a slut. And a visit to Dallas will confirm they love condoms. There are *condom stores* all over town. Condoms To Go and Condom Sense are chains in that very Christian city.

Elijah Daniel Raven
Elijah Daniel Raven

reclaiming slut!!! I love being a slut, I love sex.  I lived in SF, and I was in the percentage of happy, slutty sexness.  Represent.

jon
jon

your a slut too

Keith Paolino
Keith Paolino

San Francisco, when you're ready for fulfillment, try #slowsex a book by #nicoledaedone

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