Every fifth Briton admits to having sex at work

October 26th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Almost half of all Britons have had a one-night stand, while one out of five Britons had sex at work, according to a new survey on sexual relations in Britain.One out of four men, and one out of 10 women, were prepared to sleep with someone to advance their careers, according to a special poll conducted for the Observer.

Just under 50 percent of the people surveyed said they had a one-night stand. Of them, 57 percent were men and 42 percent women.

Among the surveyed group, 64 percent of those who said they had a one-night stand fell in the age group of 25 to 44, compared with 24 percent of those aged 65 and above.

The survey found that one in five people did not believe that monogamy was desirable, while three out of 10 did not even think it was natural.

However, people remained socially conservative on some issues, with 45 percent of Britons feeling that gay couples should not be allowed to get married.

Surprisingly, almost one in four Britons (24 percent) believed homosexual sex should be made illegal, a one percent increase in the proportion of people who believed this since 2002.

The survey also showed Britons were losing virginity a little earlier than before. Over 40 percent said they had lost their virginity when they were 16-17, while among the over-65 age group, virginity was lost at 19.

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