I did have fun with this!!
I will do it in a few parts. The responses with comments are, of course, the most interesting, but also the most difficult to do a show and tell with. This first look at the survey will be the easy ones, and oh look! Graphs! Whheeeee!!!
Click the graphs to get a better look at them.
** Thank you to the kind folks who provided some help with the image quality problem, particularly Étienne who spent some time with me to investigate. Look how pretty they are!
Of the 2% who chose other than male or female, respondents identified as queer or transmen.
So to look a little more closely (naked of graphs!)… about 43% of you are male submissives (hello boys!). The vast majority are either straight (69%) or heteroflexible (27%). Strangely, about a third are in the 18-35 age bracket, about a third are in the 46-55 age bracket, but only about 18% are in my age group (35-45) with the remainder being over 55.
About 20% of you are dominant women (which I *love* – it makes me feel like I have kin!). 53% are straight, with the alternatives being spread pretty evenly over pansexual, heteroflexible, queer and bisexual (all between 7 and 13%). Overall you are younger than the men with 53% being in the 18-35 bracket, 30% in the 36-45 age bracket, 13% 46-55, with the remainder being over 55.
Of the male switches:
- 47% are 18-35
- 29% are 36-45
- 12% in each of the 46-55 and 56-65 age groups
- 53% of you are straight
- 35% are heteroflexible
- 6% are bisexual.
Of the 8% of female switches
- 54% are 18-35
- 39% are 36-45
- 7% are 46-55
- 46% of you are heteroflexible (greedy girls!)
- 31% are pansexual
- 23% are straight
One of you is a dominant male!!! Yay you!
Explanation of categories:
- “In the Bedroom” – as a spice to sex
- “Scenes” – may involve sex or not
- “Kinked-up Day to Day” – light play whenever, chores are part of the dynamic, big decisions are made on an equal basis
- “Not Quite Everything” – the dom is in charge of most things, but there are carve outs, like family relationships, job, children
- “Really Everything Total Power Exchange” – no exceptions to the dom’s authority
The majority of you want a D/s relationship with “Not Quite Everything” – where the dominant is in charge of most things, but there are carve outs, like family relationships, job, children. The majority of you have… well… nothing (it sucks, but we can hold hands and sing kumbaya while we work on it!).
I loved the responses to this question, I found it really fascinating. There was a pretty close race between the top four reasons, which I also loved (that there was more than one clear answer as to why people read).
I had a peek at submissive men’s answers, thinking the play would be at the top, but no! The top response of 70% was that you wanted to get a dominant woman’s perspective on things – see how much I was stereotyping you? Shame on me!
83% of dominant women read because my thoughts on D/s in general make them think, *then* came the 69% *childish titter* who think the play stories are hot (I think so too, and I am so happy when women can relate!).
About 24% of you ticked the ‘other’ box and added comments, which were lovely and I will share them in another post.
Now, having said all of that, the above stats are clearly just wrong… only a third of you think I am magnificent? I mean, really, that beggars belief! I know you folks are all smart and perceptive, so there was obviously a glitch in the survey somewhere!
Look, look see below…!
See? See???!! Venn diagrams never lie.