Brits getting more sexually adventurous, says survey

It would be appear that Brits are having more adventurous sex nowadays than they used to, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys into the country's sexual attitudes and lifestyles.

Furthermore, the results of the study published in the medical journal The Lancet showed that Brits are sleeping with more people and doing so well into old age. Three in five men and more than two in five women aged between 65 and 74 said they'd had a heterosexual partner in the last year.

One finding which may make people sit up and pay more attention to using condoms was that one in six pregnancies in the UK is apparently unplanned.

The results also showed, however, that Brits are having less sex per month than they were back in 2000 - just under five times compared to just over six previously. This has been attributed in part to pressures put on people as a result of the recession.

It would also appear that the country is more open to the idea of gay sex, while it is perhaps not as tolerant of those getting down and dirty without a wedding ring on their finger. The proportion of men disapproving of sex outside of marriage has risen from 45 to 63 per cent, while for women this figure has risen from 53 to 70 per cent.