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Fifteen percent of NZers "not completely straight"

Sun 27 Mar 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Fifteen percent of New Zealanders are "not completely straight", according to a wide-ranging sex survey which will be revealed the in April issue of Metro which comes out tomorrow. Sexuality is one of the many areas probed in an online survey Nielsen compiled for the magazine. It polled 1,000 New Zealanders from throughout the country in February, giving the 15 percent figure a margin of error of 3.1 per cent. Among the survey's many findings are that nearly one in every 14 New Zealanders in a steady relationship is also having sex with someone else on the side and over a quarter of New Zealanders have had sex at their place of work. Also included in the monthly periodical are three gay 'tales of the city', which are described as confessional stories of life in the sex lane. "We discovered with the survey that people really do want to talk about sex," says Metro editor Simon Wilson. "Nielsen told us respondents were happy to answer the questions, even though we asked about some pretty explicit stuff, and many of them made a point of thanking the company for the chance to discuss intimate details of their lives.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 27th March 2011 - 9:46am

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