Public Sex Is As American As Apple Pie, Survey Says

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Even if you have yet to do it in a public place, you've probably thought about it. Go ahead, admit it. There's no shame in trying to spice up your sex life with the threat of getting caught. There's a primal urge in all of us to do something that's both scary and mildly exciting. And the thought of being caught with your pants down is definitely a bit of both.

During a recent survey of 1,000 Americans age 18 and up, sex toy company Adam & Eve found that 52% of adults admit to having had sex in public. Personally, I'm shocked by this statistic. Here I was thinking I was in the minority with my long list of public sexing. Guess I'm not as unique as I thought I was. Le sigh.

The top three locations for getting it on in public are parked cars, with 80% (I thought this was only for high school kids, but I digress), the woods with 55% (I thought this was only for hippies), and a park with 44% (I do not have an opinion on this one). Also on the list are spots one would think would be more popular, like public bathrooms (22%), airplanes (7%), and another spot that would make my Catholic grammy weep: a church, with 5%. I'm just hoping this isn't happening during Mass, or, well, I'll refrain from any Catholic priest jokes here.

Adam & Eve's "resident sex expert," Dr. Kat Van Kirk, finds these numbers to be a great sign and proof that "Sex in public can add a sense of adventure to routine lovemaking habits." Although she also adds that adults who are tapping their lover in public should be as discreet as possible. In other words, if having sex in the park is your thing, you may want to do it as far away from the kiddie playground as possible — there's no sense in scarring future generations at such an early age. Wait until they get to high school.

If you haven't indulged your exhibitionist side and had sex in public yet, it might be time to jump on the bandwagon. You can never belong to too many clubs, and if it's something like the Mile High Club, or the I Just Came In The Back Of A Taxi Club, then your sexual adventurous cred will skyrocket. Oh, it's probably something to cross off the bucket list, too. 

Have you had public sex? Spill the beans, we're all strangers here.

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