It can sometimes feel like republicans and democrats don't agree on anything — from guns to health care to whether or not women should be able to control their own damn bodies. It can feel like we're an incredibly divided and partisan nation, with a lot of issues tearing us apart right now. But there is one republican and democratic divide that I didn't see coming. Turns out, republicans are having more sex than democrats — and that's not the only difference happening in the bedroom.
According to the 2018 SKYN Condoms Millennial Sex Survey, which looked at almost 4,000 people ages 19-36, republicans are having more sex than democrats — 77 percent of republicans are doing it at least once a week, while only 68 percent of democrats can say the same. There are a lot of jokes that could be made about donkeys and elephants here, but let's stick to the facts.
Politics and sex used to be considered two totally separate arenas, so much so that people wouldn't even talk about sex on a first date. But all that's changed now. "In 2017 we saw the biggest increase in the intersection of politics and dating — both within the OkCupid ecosystem and beyond," Melissa Hobley, CMO of OkCupid, tells Bustle. "Politics went from being a 'dealbreaker' to a 'dealmaker' — with daters saying that their own personal views and those of their potential dates mattered more than ever before." It makes sense, because a political affiliation can be so telling about a person, so why wouldn't you discuss it on a date?
In fact, it may be useful — because sexual frequency wasn't the only difference between the two parties in the bedroom. From satisfaction to safety, red and blue seem to have different attitudes toward what happens in between the sheets. Here's what else the survey found.