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Channel 4 to reveal the No.1 fetish in the Great British Sex Survey

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On Thursday 25th February, The Great British Sex Survey will reveal the UK’s top ten fetishes, kinks and unusual sexual practices in a specially commissioned survey conducted by YouGov. The nationally representative study will explore what we really get up to behind closed doors and why there really is no such thing as normal for us - once upon a time prudish - Brits.

The UK national threesome statistics are just some of the results which turned out to be pretty unpredictable:

Northern Ireland 5%

Scotland 8%

England 14%

Wales 19%

and so it’s no surprise that Channel 4’s The Great British Sex Survey is set to throw up even more surprising results…

In the North East, for example, it seems leather is especially popular as well as the survey identifying an unusual but noteworthy fetish for kitchen utensils.. yep, that’s right. For the snap-happy generation 19% of British Adults have sent ‘sexual selfies’ whereas it’s just 3% of us in the bedroom who tend to go feet first….But the game that most of us like playing is of course, doctors and nurses.

Not only discovering jaw dropping fetishes and our favourite sexual pastimes, The Great British Sex Survey will also identify the kinkiest parts of the UK. Experts such as psychotherapist Philippa Perry and Belgian sexologist Goedele Liekens will pick apart our sexual desires while we ‘Guess the Sex Toy’, meet love-dolls and talk all things bondage.

The list will be revealed in order on the night but the top 10 kinks featured in the countdown are:

Body Fetishes


The Sex Toy



Cross Dressing for Sex

Material Fetishism


Sexy Selfies


Notes to editor: 

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 2,073 UK adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between the 24th and 27th July 2015.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).