SM Research Statistical Data, v1.1


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Following are frequency data from the responses to the questionnaire. The questions that were asked are often used for the captions for the tables. Please keep in mind that while some of the names and terms that are used may not be politically correct today, they were in use when this questionnaire was being distributed.

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS, BY SEX
 
Female: Frequency Percent
176 100.0
 
Male: Frequency Percent
855 100.0
 

 

RACE
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
White 159 93.0 159 93.0
Black 7 4.1 166 97.1
Hispanic 2 1.2 168 98.2
Oriental 1 0.6 169 98.8
American Indian 1 0.6 170 99.4
Other 1 0.6 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
White 794 95.2 794 95.2
Black 17 2.0 811 97.2
Hispanic 10 1.2 821 98.2
Oriental 4 0.5 825 98.9
American Indian 5 0.6 830 99.5
Other 4 0.5 834 100.0 21
 

 

EDUCATION
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent Cumulative Percent
Some High School or less 10 5.8 10 0.8
High School Grad 25 14.6 35 20.5
Some College 67 39.2 102 59.6
College Grad 40 23.4 142 83.0
Post Grad 29 17.0 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Some High School or Less 18 02.1 18 2.1
High School Grad 69 8.2 87 10.4
Some College 226 26.9 313 37.3
College Grad 239 28.5 552 65.8
Post Grad 287 34.2 839 100.0 16
 

 

OCCUPATION
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Student 9. 5.4 9 5.4
Blue Collar 5 3.0 14 8.4
Office or Business person 54 32.5 68 41.0
Self Employed 41 24.7 109 65.7
Farmer 1 0.6 110 66.3
Other 56 33.7 166 100.0 10
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
 
Student 31 03.7 31 3.7
Blue Collar 80 09.6 111 13.3
Office or Business Person 356 42.6 467 55.9
Self Employed 200 24.0 667 79.9
Farmer 8 1.0 675 80.8
Other 160 19.2 835 100.0 20
 

 

MARITAL STATUS
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Never Married 45 26.0 45 26.0
Divorced but Remarried 20 11.6 65 37.6
Married 56 32.4 121 69.9
Divorced or Separated 48 27.7 169 97.7
Widowed 4 2.3 173 100.0 3
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Never Married 356 42.6 356 42.6
Divorced but Remarried 66 7.9 422 50.5
Married 242 28.9 664 79.4
Divorce or Separated 150 17.9 814 97.4
Widowed 22 2.6 836 100.0 19
 

 

RANK IN FAMILY
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only Child 28 16.3 28 16.3
Oldest Child 59 34.3 87 50.6
Youngest Child 50 29.1 137 79.7
In-Between 35 20.3 172 100.0 4
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only Child 146 17.4 146 17.4
Oldest Child 305 36.4 451 53.9
Youngest Child 174 20.8 625 74.7
In_Between 212 25.3 837 100.0 18
 

 

"DOES YOUR SPOUSE OR CURRENT BOY/GIRLFRIEND KNOW OF YOUR UNUSUAL SEXUAL INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
I Don't Know 12 6.9 12 06.9
Yes 144 83.2 156 90.2
Don't Have Significant Other 17 9.8 173 100.0 3
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
I Don't Know 184 22.2 184 22.2
Yes 427 51.4 611 73.6
Don't Have Significant Other 219 26.4 830 100.0 25
 

 

"DO ANY OF YOUR RELATIVES KNOW OF YOUR UNUSUAL SEXUAL INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No/I Don't Know 113 66.1 113 66.1
Yes 58 33.9 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No/I Don't Know 697 83.2 697 83.2
Yes 141 16.8 838 100.0 17
 

 

"AS A CHILD, DID YOU HAVE:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Strict Religious Training 52 30.4 52 30.4
Some Religious Training 97 56.7 149 87.1
No Religious Training 22 12.9 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Strict Religious Training 208 24.9 208 24.9
Some Religious Training 573 68.6 781 93.5
No Religious Training 54 6.5 835 100.0 20
 

 

"ARE YOUR CURRENT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BEST DESCRIBED AS:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Strong 27 15.9 27 15.9
Moderate 97 57.1 124 72.9
No Religious Beliefs 46 27.1 170 100.0 6
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Strong 96 11.5 96 11.5
Moderate 480 57.7 576 69.2 23
No Religious Beliefs 256 30.8 30.8 100.0 23
 

 

"WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS CLOSEST TO:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Liberal 68 41.0 68 41.0
Middle of the Road 46 27.7 114 68.7
Conservative 28 16.9 142 85.5
No Political Views 24 14.5 166 100.0 10
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Liberal 275 33.3 275 33.3
Middle of the Road 282 34.1 557 67.4
Conservative 221 26.8 778 94.2
No Political Views 48 5.6 826 100.0 29
 

 

"ARE YOU EVER DEPRESSED FOR MORE THAN A WEEK AT A TIME?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Always 4 2.3 4 2.3
Often 4 2.3 8 4.7
Sometimes 31 18.1 39 22.8
Rarely 56 32.7 95 55.6
Never 76 44.4 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Always 11 1.3 11 1.3
Often 37 4.4 48 5.7
Sometimes 165 19.7 213 25.4
Rarely 278 33.2 491 58.6
Never 347 41.4 838 100.0 17
 

 

"DO ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS OR ACQUAINTANCES HAVE S&M INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Yes 156 92.9 156 92.9
No/I Don't Know 12 7.1 168 100.0 8
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Yes 733 87.9 733 87.9
No/I Don't Know 101 12.1 834 100.0 21
 

 

"DO YOU EVER FEEL 'DIRTY' OR 'PERVERTED' BECAUSE OF YOUR UNUSUAL SEXUAL INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Always 8 4.7 8 4.7
Often 5 2.9 13 7.6
Sometimes 27 15.8 40 23.4
Rarely 40 23.4 80 46.8
Never 91 53.2 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Always 15 1.8 15 1.8
Often 39 4.7 54 6.5
Sometimes 156 18.8 210 25.3
Rarely 265 31.9 475 57.2
Never 355 42.8 830 100.0 25
 

 

"HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTERESTED IN S&M? (CHECK ONLY ONE)"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Through Reading Pornography 6 3.9 6 3.9
From Legitimate Movies, Television, Books 7 4.6 13 8.5
Introduced to it by Another Person 82 53.6 95 62.1
A "Natural" Interest from Childhood 58 37.9 153 100.0 23
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Through Reading Pornography 119 15.6 119 15.6
From Legitimate Movies, Television, Books 37 4.8 156 20.4
Introduced to it by Another Person 63 8.3 219 28.7
A "Natural" interest from Childhood 544 71.3 763 100.0 92
 

 

"ABOUT HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST REALIZED THAT YOU HAD UNUSUAL SEXUAL INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
3 < 7 12 7.5 12 7.5
>= 7 < 12 19 11.8 31 19.3
>=12 < 16 30 18.6 61 37.9
>=16 < 20 30 18.6 91 56.5
>=20 < 24 21 13.1 112 69.6
>=24 < 28 15 9.3 127 78.9
>=28 < 32 15 9.3 142 88.2
>32 19 11.8 161 100.0 15
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
3 < 7 79 9.9 79 9.9
>= 7 < 12 143 17.9 222 27.8
>= 12 < 16 307 38.4 529 66.2
>= 16 < 20 114 17.3 643 80.5
>= 20 < 24 70 8.9 713 89.4
>= 24 < 28 38 4.7 751 94.1
>= 28 < 32 14 1.7 765 95.8
>= 32 33 4.2 798 100.0 57
 

 

"HOW DO YOU TRY TO FIND PARTNERS? " (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
 
Female: Frequency Percent
Through Ads 95 55.6
At S&M Bars 18 10.6
At S&M Clubs 40 23.3
By Introducing "Straight" people to the Unusual 51 29.7
I have not tried to find any partners 40 23.1
Other 35 20.2
 
Male: Frequency Percent
Through Ads 502 59.9
At S&M Bars 133 15.9
At S&M Clubs 143 17.0
By Introducing "Straight" People to the Unusual 252 30.1
I have not tried to find any partners 178 21.2
Other 115 13.7
 

 

"HAVE YOU EVER USED THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL DOMINANT OR SUBMISSIVE?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 147 87.0 147 87.0
Yes 22 13.0 169 100.0 7
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 568 67.7 568 67.7
Yes 271 32.3 839 100.0 16
 

 

"ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL DOMINANT OR SUBMISSIVE?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 128 74.9 128 74.9
Yes 43 25.1 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 807 98.4 807 98.4
Yes 13 1.6 820 100.0 35
 

 

"DO YOU THINK OF UNUSUAL SEX AS A FORM OF:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
A Form of Foreplay 48 30.8 48 30.8
Sometimes as Foreplay and Sometimes as a Lifestyle 68 43.6 116 74.4
A Lifestyle 40 25.6 156 100.0 20
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
A Form of Foreplay 267 35.6 267 35.6
Sometimes as Foreplay and Sometimes as a Lifestyle 369 49.2 636 84.8
A Lifestyle 114 15.2 750 100.0 105
 

 

"IS IT EASIER FOR YOU TO REACH ORGASM IF S&M IS INVOLVED (INCLUDING S&M FANTASIES DURING NON S&M SEX AND MASTURBATION)?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 31 18.1 31 18.1
Sometimes 85 49.7 116 67.8
Yes 55 32.2 171 100.0 5
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 69 8.3 69 8.3
Sometimes 541 65.0 610 73.3
Yes 222 26.7 832 100.0 23
 

 

"ARE YOU:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Heterosexual 66 37.9 66 37.9
Usually Heterosexual 18 10.3 84 48.3
Bisexual 76 43.7 160 92.0
A "Forced" Bisexual 7 4.0 167 96.0
Usually Homosexual 2 1.1 169 97.1
Homosexual 5 2.9 174 100.0 2
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Heterosexual 478 56.2 478 56.2
Usually Heterosexual 72 8.5 550 64.7
Bisexual 69 8.1 619 72.8
A "Forced" Bisexual 32 3.8 651 76.6
Usually Homosexual 39 4.6 690 81.2
Homosexual 160 18.8 850 100.0 5
 

 

"ARE YOU:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Dominant 41 23.4 41 23.4
Usually Dominant 16 9.1 57 32.6
Versatile 66 37.7 123 70.3
Usually Submissive 15 8.6 138 78.9
Submissive 37 21.1 175 100.0 1
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Dominant 177 20.8 177 20.8
Usually Dominant 81 9.5 258 30.4
Versatile 372 43.8 630 74.1
Usually Submissive 100 11.8 730 85.9
Submissive 120 14.1 850 100.0 5
 

 

"ANSWER THIS QUESTION ONLY IF YOU ARE DOMINANT OR VERSATILE. I ENJOY DOMINATING:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only the Opposite Sex 41 33.9 41 33.9
Both Sexes 74 61.2 115 95.0
Only the Same Sex 6 5.0 121 100.0 55
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only the Opposite Sex 367 59.0 367 59.0
Both Sexes 122 19.6 489 78.6
Only the Same Sex 133 21.4 622 100.0 233
 

 

"ANSWER THIS QUESTION ONLY IF YOU ARE SUBMISSIVE OR VERSATILE. I ENJOY SUBMITTING TO:"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only the Opposite Sex 48 40.7 48 40.7
Both Sexes 64 54.2 112 94.9
Only the Same Sex 6 5.1 118 100.0 58
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Only the Opposite Sex 321 53.5 321 53.5
Both Sexes 146 24.3 467 77.8
Only the Same Sex 133 22.2 600 100.0 255
 

 

"DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE (CHECK ONLY ONE):"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Pain Oriented 59 44.0 59 44.0
Humiliation Oriented 75 56.0 134 100.0 42
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Pain Oriented 370 49.3 370 49.3
Humiliation Oriented 380 50.7 750 100.0 105
 

 

"HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR CHILDREN GREW UP TO HAVE S&M INTERESTS?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Approve 65 40.4 65 40.4
Disapprove 9 5.6 74 46.0
I Don't Know 87 54.0 161 100.0 15
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
Approve 302 37.2 302 37.2
Disapprove 67 8.3 369 45.5
I Don't Know 442 54.5 811 100.0 44
 

 

"DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED AS A CHILD?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 144 83.7 144 83.7
Yes 28 16.3 172 100.0 4
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 795 94.9 795 94.9
Yes 43 5.1 838 100.0 17
 

 

"DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU WERE EMOTIONALLY ABUSED AS A CHILD?"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 107 62.9 107 62.9
Yes 63 37.1 170 100.0 6
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
No 602 73.3 602 73.3
Yes 219 26.7 821 100.0 34
 

 

"WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING COMES CLOSEST TO YOUR SITUATION? (CHECK ONLY ONE.)"
 
Female: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
I have one S&M fantasy or situation I like to act out. 19 11.6 19 11.6
I have a wide variety of fantasies or situations I like to act out 145 88.4 164 100.0 12
 
Male: Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent MISSING
I have one S&M fantasy or situation I like to act out 138 16.8 138 16.8
I have a wide variety of fantasies or situations I like to act out 682 83.2 820 100.0 35
 

 

MEANS, FEMALES
Variable n Minimum Maximum Mean Std Dev
Age 174 18.00 66.00 33.94 8.77
Monthly Income 141 0 8000 1816.57 1329.78
Age of realization of S&M interests 161 3.50 50.00 19.66 9.81
# of partners during previous 12 months 158 0 900 21.71 92.66
# of S&M sessions during previous 12 months 143 0 900 69.43 129.24
$ spent on equipment during previous 12 months 147 0 5000 242.56 613.39
$ spent on erotic clothing during the previous 12 months 152 0 3500.00 331.20 609.30
 

 

MEANS, MALES
Variable n Minimum Maximum Mean Std Dev
Age 844 15.00 78.00 39.20 10.48
Monthly Income 778 0 7000 3504.27 5816.25
Age of realization of S&M interests 798 3.00 58.00 14.23 6.35
# of partners during previous 12 months 840 0 400 6.46 24.40
# of S&M sessions during previous 12 months 796 0 350.00 22.11 40.94
$ spent on equipment during previous 12 months 790 0 3000 110.54 249.57
$ spent on erotic clothing during the previous 12 months 776 0 8000.00 119.89 369.96


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