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Where Are the Most Promiscuous Cities in the US?

When it comes to sex, some cities have a leg up.

By Kristin Wong Oct 4, 2012 3:41PM

Photo: Getty ImagesLately, there's been a heap of research in the spotlight touting the health benefits of sex. It's an antidepressant, it's good for your immune system, and what's more, it even makes you smarter. Scientists and relationship experts alike seem to agree: Sex is good.

And some cities are really taking that declaration to heart. A new poll has revealed which cities in the United States boast having the most promiscuous men.

Well, some may call them promiscuous — perhaps they're just health-conscious.

At any rate, Brandon Wade, founder of the sometimes-controversial website, SeekingArrangement.com, carried out the poll and found that Chicago tops the list of cities with the most promiscuous men. While most men in the nationwide poll reported having between two and four sexual partners a year, 72 percent of Chicagoans claimed to have seven or more partners per year.

Let's talk about how Wade carried out his poll. But first, a little background:

Wade's website has been in headlines in recent years, as it essentially hooks up young, broke college girls with wealthy sugar daddies. As you can probably imagine, it's been criticized quite a bit, with some likening it to an escort service. But Wade fervently defends the concept of his site, saying the relationships are "mutually beneficial," and not just about sex. And, you know, he might be right.

In this poll, he surveyed 5,000 of the site's male members to find out who was there just for sex, and who was there for a meaningful relationship with an attractive young college student who needs money.

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Interestingly, the poll found that there are fewer men joining his site for sex (52 percent) than the average dating website (67 percent, according to the New York Post).

While he was questioning these guys' intentions, Wade went ahead and noted their city of origin, finding out the most sex-crazed cities in the U.S. And that brings us back to our list. While Chicago takes the cake, Birmingham, Ala., is a close second for having the most promiscuous men. Seventy percent of men from Birmingham say they've slept with seven or more people in a year. Las Vegas came in third at 68 percent. Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Phoenix also made the list.

As for the least promiscuous cities, New York and San Francisco came in last, at less than 15 percent.

A full list of the Top 10 Most Promiscuous Cities for Men is below. Again, the percentage notes the amount of men who say they've had upwards of seven partners.

  1. Chicago - 72 percent
  2. Birmingham, Ala. - 70 percent
  3. Las Vegas - 68 percent
  4. Oklahoma City, Okla. - 64 percent
  5. Atlanta - 62 percent
  6. Phoenix - 61 percent
  7. Philadelphia - 59 percent
  8. Hoboken, N.J. - 57 percent
  9. Richmond, Va. - 55 percent
  10. Hartford, Conn. - 54 percent

Photo: Getty Images

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Oct 8, 2012 1:54PM
Man I need to haul my shriveling testicles to one of those places!
Oct 6, 2012 7:26PM
Oct 6, 2012 6:04PM
This is a ridiculous "study", surveying only men, and only surveying members of Wade's site, a group unlikely to represent the habits and values of the general population in any city.  Please MSN, think before you run articles like this.  People see the headline, skim a few of the details and reach a conclusion based on junk "research."
Oct 6, 2012 6:02PM
Did they include imaginary partners ?
Oct 6, 2012 3:34PM
Not a bad HALF study; What about the women???
Oct 6, 2012 2:29PM

This is a stupid poll and an unclear story.  What was the point of the poll?  If it was conducted by a service that sets up women (young) and men, I would think that they would be more concerned with where the promiscuous WOMEN are.


Also, do the numbers include gay men ("seventy percent of men from Birmingham say they've slept with seven or more PEOPLE"), who are generally more promiscuous than straight men?  The story keeps referring to men and their "partners".   And who really cares about promiscuous men.......the majority of men - straight and gay - would be "promiscuous" if it were possible for them to be so.

Oct 6, 2012 2:12PM
Does that mean there is a 72% chance that Barak and Mrs. O are swingers?
Oct 5, 2012 8:33PM
It is interesting that you survey the men on how many women they have slept with.   Unless I miss understanding math that means that there was a woman involved each time too.   So, why the idea of what is going on with the men and not both.   Something tells me it is unlikely that men are not marrying virgins in Chicago.  Go Luck to all
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