Latest Survey Results Show The Importance of Foreplay

HILLLSBOROUGH, NC—Top novelty/DVD retailer Adam & Eve and, one of America’s most trusted sources for adult products, is interested in pretty much everything sex-related, and this month, it's releasing new results from its annual sex survey, where it asked over 1,000 adults just how important foreplay is to them.

As it turns out, more than 76% of the respondents (76% of males and 77% of the females) said foreplay was a very important part of the sex act, while 19% (21% of the males and 18% of the females) said it was only slightly important. Only 4% of those polled (3% of the males and 5% of the females) said foreplay was not important at all.

“For most people, foreplay is the appetizer or opening act to the main event,” explained Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve. “Many couples utilize this time to relax, engage with their partner and focus on the moment at hand. For some, the ‘moment at hand’ may be enough… but for the majority of couples, 15-20 minutes of one-on-one attention is optimum to unwind and fully prepare for intercourse.

“Depending on the situation, stage of relationship and individuals’ preferences, foreplay can range from kissing to massage to toy use,” added Skyler. “I encourage couples to check in with one another during foreplay to make sure they are both on the same page before moving forward to sex.”

And Adam & Eve is only too happy to aid in that quest.

“Adam & Eve carries a wide variety of products for adults in all stages and types of relationships,” said Chad Davis, Director of Marketing for Adam & Eve. “From massage oils to toys and games, is a judgement-free retail space for everyone.”

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.

For more information about Adam & Eve, visit its website, For additional information on Adam & Eve, contact Adam & Eve Director of Public Relations Katy Zvolerin at 919-644-8100 x 3121 or [email protected].