Adam & Eve Sex Survey: Americans Admit Same-Sex Attractions

HILLBOROUGH, N.C. — Adam & Eve, one of America’s most trusted source for adult products, isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions when it comes to its “Great American Sex Survey.”

This month’s results reveal that 17 percent of heterosexual adults admit being attracted to someone of the same gender. Of those respondents who indicted they have been attracted to someone of the same sex, a surprising 36 percent said they had acted on that attraction in a sexual way.

“This confirms what we have always suspected," said sex and relationship expert Dr. Kat Van Kirk. “Most people's orientations are not as rigid as once believed. This is an especially important finding given the recent sexual orientation violence we've seen in the media. It reinforces the need for acceptance of all 'brands' of sexuality … gay, straight or otherwise. Obviously, many people who are not identifying as gay or lesbian, are indeed attracted to same sex partners and/or have acted on it."

Chad Davis, marketing director for Adam & Eve, agreed.

“We encourage every adult to feel comfortable in their own sexuality,” said Davis. “Whether individuals are gay, straight or bisexual, Adam & Eve has nearly 40 years of experience and something for everyone.”

The Web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of more than 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 For more information about Adam & Eve, visit their website at