Share of French people having had virutal sex 2020, by gender

The survey asked French people aged 18 and over if they had ever engaged in virtual sexual activities in 2020. The statistic showed that most women (83 percent) had never shared their sexual activities through a webcam, video, photo or through text, compared to 72 percent of men. From the total of the French population represented in the sample, 15 percent reported doing it sometimes. About the same amount of men and women (four and three percent each) affirmed doing it quite often. Apart from having virtual sex, 14 percent of French people had shared their nude self with someone else through photo or video.

Have you ever, via a computer or mobile phone, have had virtual sex with your partner through a webcam, photo, video or text?*

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 14-17, 2020

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows:"Au cours de votre vie, avez-vous déjà, via un ordinateur ou un téléphone mobile, fait l’amour virtuellement avec votre partenaire, c'est-à-dire vous exciter mutuellement par SMS, photos, vidéos ou webcam ?"

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