Canadian students happy with sex lives, study finds

June 24, 2013

A new survey conducted by Trojan and the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) has determined that Canadian university students are happy with their sex lives. The majority of respondents reported that their last sexual encounter was with a committed partner (60% of men and 70% of women); the next most popular category was “friends with benefits,” indicating that university students are engaging in sexual activity with acquaintances as opposed to strangers. The survey also looked at contraceptive use and found that the majority of students report using condoms or oral contraceptives. These Canadian findings are somewhat at odds with reports from US universities, where one researcher found that students were largely “ambivalent” or “unhappy” about their sex lives. The full results of the Trojan/SIECCAN study will be published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. CBC