Survey Asks About Interracial Relationships

HILLSBOROUGH, NC—Racial tensions have been in the news recently, to put it mildly, so it's perhaps appropriate that, one of America’s most trusted sources for adult products, would now be releasing the results of its annual sex survey. This time, the company asked over 1,000 adults about their thoughts on interracial relationships—and according to the company's analysts, the answers may surprise you.

Of those polled, 42 percent of the respondents (48 percent of the males and 39 percent of the females) said they had participated in an interracial sexual relationship. Seventy percent of the females and 58 percent of the males said they feel there is still a stigma associated with interracial relationships; however, over 79 percent of those polled said they were open to dating someone of another race.

“In this day and age, you would think that inter-ethnic relationships would be no big deal,” observed Dr. Kat Van Kirk, licensed marriage and family therapist. “However, there are still people that segregate themselves when it comes to dating and relationships. Who we are attracted to and what turns us on shouldn’t be limited by skin color. Being able to explore and respond to many types of people can help us understand our world and relate to one another.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. Sex Chat with Dr. Kat can be found on podcasts through iTunes or at Her book, The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life, can be found on

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