At the beginning of September I began a series on masturbation in the marriage relationship. At the same time I opened up a poll in the sidebar to hopefully get a feel for what kind of things husbands were actually doing behind closed doors. The results were most definitely very interesting.
In the two months I left the poll open, 736 husbands voted. Out of those 736, 80 said that they never do it at all, 223 said they occasional self-serve, and 433 admitted to masturbating frequently.
I honestly have to tell you that I was surprised that the majority of husbands (who, in all scientific fairness, are the ones who search and participate in this stuff online) were in the "frequent" category. When I began the series, I knew masturbation was common among married men, but I didn't figure that those men would be doing it so much. It would be interesting to find out how often those men are making love with their wives, but unfortunately I didn't set up the poll that way.
What does this all mean? I'm not really sure. I'm definitely of the belief that if married men are masturbating that the should be doing it much more occasionally than they do frequently. (Wow, how's that for a sentence?!) For more on my personal thoughts on the whole thing, you can check out the beginning of the series here.
I'm interested to know what you think about these numbers. Do they surprise you? Do they make you feel angry? relieved? confused? What things come to mind when you realize that out of 736 men, 59% of them are frequently participating in masturbation?