Cambridge has climbed to 17th on the Student Beans sex poll.
Cambridge is mounting the league tables again: this time, for sex.
Student Beans’ annual survey of student sex-life placed Cambridge 17th in the country for the number of sexual partners per student.
The average sexually active Cambridge student has had 4.62 partners since coming to uni.
This is a marked improvement on Cambridge’s recent fortunes on the poll – last year we came in at 56th.
Only one Russell Group university was placed higher: Newcastle came in at number 9 with just 0.1 more sexual partners per person.
The Other Place is slacking in the bedroom department, coming in at a measly 51st. With just 3.44 sex partners each, it seems God has dammed bloody Oxford.
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But some have cast doubt upon the reliability of the poll. Whilst 5311 students were surveyed, that’s an average of only 53 students per university. And only 28% of respondents were male.
Lawrence Bowles, a 3rd year Caian, said: ‘It seems more like a half-arsed Facebook poll than a serious survey. The sample size is too small.’
An anonymous student warned that the poll’s policy of ‘only choosing sexually active students may have been the key to Cambridge’s success.’
But others were more upbeat. ‘It doesn’t surprise me that when you discount people not having sex at all, Cambridge students are at it like rabbits. We all need to blow off steam sometimes,’ said Dave Holland, a third year arch and anth student.
Students in general seemed to be fairly sexually adventurous. 18% had tried bondage and 35% had experimented with blindfolds. Spanking, role-play and cyber-sex were all also common.
Many more students identified as bi or homosexual that amongst the general population, with 6% calling themselves bi and 3% gay.