A new report is shedding light on the prevalence of gay sex in different parts of the country. Researchers looked at responses from the General Social Survey, a huge survey that looks at how Americans' opinions and behaviors change over time. One question asked men and women if they'd had sex with at least one person of the same sex since turning 18. While you might assume that, given their liberal reputations, people from the East and West Coasts would be more likely to say yes than their Southern and Midwestern counterparts, that's not necessarily the case.

In fact, the percentage of men in the East who have had at least one same-sex experience has decreased over time, whereas the Midwest recently reported the highest numbers. However more women in the West said they'd slept with at least one other woman (a stat that's been fairly consistent over the past few decades).

It's worth noting that the study was self-reported, and what people say on a survey isn't always the same as what happens behind closed doors. But it's still interesting to see how your region compares to the rest of the country.

Same Sex Experiences in Different Regions of the U.S.

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