Study: body modification linked to active sex lives

Researchers found that adults with body modifications were twice as likely as those in the control group to have sex at an earlier age. Also, the frequency of sex was statistically higher and oral sex was more likely to be a dominant sexual activity in adults with body modification. However, there was no statistical difference between the groups in terms of sexual orientation, sexual preferences, propensity to engage in risky sexual behaviors, frequency of masturbation, and history of sexual abuse.


It is important to remember that this study does not explain a casual relationship. It merely provides evidence that in our present culture there is some connection between these forms of body modification and sexual behavior.


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Study: body modification linked to active sex lives

In many ways, what you choose to get tattooed on your body says more about you than the body you were born into. However, in the same way tattoos of Chinese characters don't always mean what those who get these symbols inked on themselves think they do, permanent forms of body art don't always communicate what we intend them to say.

Tattoos on women's lower backs have been dubbed, "tramp stamps"; the urban legend is that women with these tattoos are more promiscuous. While it is doubtful any women got these tattoos as indicators of their sexual receptivity, it is possible that the same personality traits that lead a person to get a tattoo may also influence his or her sexual behaviors. For instance, a guy who is impulsive enough to get a tattoo with his friends while drunk may also be more likely to have a one night stand. Or, it could be that those people with more conservative views toward tattoos also have more conservative views on sex.

A study published this month in The Journal of Sexual Medicine tested this connection between body modification and sexual behavior. The study divided 120 young adults between the ages of 20-35 into three subgroups: 60 adults with no tattoos or unusual body piercings, 28 adults with tattoos, and 32 with body piercings. These groups were given a survey of 59 questions. Socioepidemiological variables and sexual behaviors were compared between subgroups.

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