Reasons for Danes to have sex in 2018, by gender

In Denmark, the most prevalent reason to have sex was feeling like it and being in the right mood, according to a Danish survey from 2018 on sexual behavior. In detail, 89 percent of the male respondents and 77 percent of the female respondents stated to always or often have sex for this reason. While getting an orgasm was deemed the third most important reason among men, this reason ranked sixth among the women. .

Which reasons did you to have to have sex within the last year?

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

September 2017 to August 2018

Number of respondents

25.440 to 26.147

Age group

15-89 years

Special properties

Respondents who answered that they often or always had sex for these reasons

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: " Hvor ofte inden for det seneste år har du haft følgende grunde til at have sex? Med sex mener vi vaginalt samleje, oralsex, analsex eller håndsex"

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