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The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and Clue, a Berlin-based female health company, have released the largest known survey of women’s sex-tech engagement, and the first to explore this topic on a global level.
Featuring responses from over 130,000 women in 191 countries, the study—”Mobile sex-tech apps: How use differs across global areas of high and low gender equality,” published in the journal PLOS ONE—offers an unprecedented look at how women around the world interact with dating and sex-related mobile apps to answer questions, seek information and improve their sexual lives in the process.
“While researchers have conducted a vast array of studies on sex, love and technology, we’ve been really limited in what we know about these associations outside of North America or Western Europe,” said study lead author Amanda Gesselman, associate director for research at the Kinsey Institute. “This is the first study that’s been able to give us insight into the use of technology in the sexual lives of such a large number women around the world.”
Over half of all women (57.7 percent) reported having received or sent sexting messages, and this was consistent across all geographic areas. Researchers were surprised to learn …
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