* Women’s biggest secret is regularly faking orgasms;
* Men’s biggest secret is fantasising about having sex with other women;
* Results are from a new survey of 2,000 people by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people
The 10 biggest sex secrets that men and women keep from their partners have been revealed.
Women’s most popular secret is faking an orgasm.
Eight out of ten women (82%) have done this and a third (32%) say they do this on a regular basis with a long-term partner.
Men’s most popular secret is to fantasise about having sex with another woman, particularly a previous partner.
Nine out of ten men (91%) said they regularly reminisce fondly about previous sexual encounters and half do this (53%) even when they are having sex with their current partner.
The results are revealed in a new survey of 2,000 men and women, split evenly between the sexes, by IllicitEncounters.com, the leading dating site for married people.
The second most popular female sex secret was flirting with a work colleague or friend – 74% of women have done this and kept it a secret from their partner.
In third place was revealing the real number of men they have slept with – 62% of women have kept this a secret.
In fourth place was actually cheating on their partner – 53% of women have kept an act of infidelity secret. This could be kissing, something more intimate or full sex.
Fifth place was fantasising about sex with another man or previous partner – 51% of women do this.
The second most popular male sex secret was also flirting with a work colleague or friend – 83% of men have done this.
In third place was using porn – 74% of men keep this secret from their partners.
Fourth place for men was an act of infidelity. Almost two-thirds of men (62%) have done this – far higher than the female figure.
Men’s fifth biggest secret was monitoring the behaviour of their previous partners on social media – more than half of men (58%) do this.
lllicitEncounters.com sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni said: “We all have sex secrets that we would rather our partner does not discover.
“What is fascinating is that cheating features heavily in the top ten of both sexes.
“This may not be a full blown affair but almost of all of us enjoy attention from members of the opposite sex, whether this is banter at work or a snog at the office do.
“That banter tends to only turn into sex if there are problems at home, particularly in the bedroom.”
More than one million people have registered with IllicitEncounters.com since it was founded 16 years.
The typical female members has six separate ‘affairs’ or sexual encounters a year – most commonly with a married male executive earning an average of £62,000 a year.
The typical male member has five affairs or sexual encounters a year with different women who earn an average of £47,000 a year.
Women’s 10 biggest sex secrets they keep from their partner
1 Faking an orgasm (82% of women have done this)
2 Flirting with a work colleague or friend (74%)
3 Revealing the real number of men they have slept with (62%)
4 Cheating on a partner (53%)
5 Fantasising about sex with another man or previous partner (51%)
6 Masturbating (48%)
7 Monitoring a previous partner on social media (47%)
8 Using porn (37%)
9 Saying I love you when you don’t mean it (32%)
10 My friends don’t really like him (31%)
Men’s 10 biggest sex secrets they keep from their partner
1 Fantasising about sex with another man or previous partner (91%)
2 Flirting with a work colleague or friend (83%)
3 Using porn (74%)
4 Cheating on a partner (62%)
5 Monitoring a previous partner on social media (58%)
6 Masturbating (57%)
7 My friends don’t really like her (36%)
8 Saying I love you when you don’t mean it (34%)
9 A sexual encounter with another man (22%)
10 Desire a threesome with current partner and another woman (21%)
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 12 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
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