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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1973)
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Figures from the 1973 t'-aiiy
Nebraskan Super Poll indicate tiwt
sexual activity among single Uf ! L
students has increased since last year.
Sixty-one per cent of single
students said they had engaged in
sexual intercourse. Last ear the Daily
Nebraskan reported thcM 54 per cent
of the single students poSSrd were
Of those polled in that jS3 survey,
89 per cent said their participation in
sexual intercourse had occurred in the
last year. Ten per cent responded that
their sexual experience had happened
at another time in their lives.
Sixty-four per cent of those
students who had encaqed in sexual
intercourse are male, while 3U per cent
are female, according to Super Poll
Among students who have
partipated in sexual intercourse, ihore
is a wide disparity in the number of
partners each person reported. More
1 than one-th'ird of those surveyed, (30
per cent) said' their"t:xponcin;e fiad
been limited to one partner
Thirty per cent indicated they had
engaged in sexual intercourst? with
more than five partners. In between
the two extremes of activity, 12 per
cent said they had had two partners, 9
per cent said they had three partners,
0 per cent said they had four partners
and 4 per cent had engaged in sexual
intercourse wth ti ; oartnet
The number ot i.i-; vu'.h v-vural
sex partners ommni;.ij! v. i.ien who
had enyugei) in ;-a si ihu-.-'-uuise with
more than one paanor. ''P' hguica
are given in tho graph chfn on This
page. The greatest dispan'.y occurred
those who had rmir ih,." five sex
partners, 38 pet cent oi u sexually
experienced men had unit:: J.'s.tn live
partners, while only 1U n:c unt of the
women hail more Ui.i. live v.-x
J-riiau:it', whr- have participated in
intercourse seem to bt hesisiant
is n,;i mrolc
cun.Joi't their cwr
ai-rnrfiino to Gut-e
Thirty-five per cent said thoy would be
bothered somewhat if the person they
intended to marry had engaged in
intercourse with someone else.
Other reipo.-.-.cn to the r..tine
question told thai 40 pet i.ni would
not be bothered at all, 17 per cent
would Ikj bothered considet-ib'y, but
not enough to prevent marriage, per
cent said they would not many the
person who had sex, and 4 per cent
Of those who had experienced
sexual intercourse, more than half h."d
become sexually experienced by the
age of 18. When asked at what age
their first incidence of sexual
intercourse occured, 15 per cent said
at age 16 or younger, 21 per cent
responded age 17, and 27 per cent
responded aye 1 8.
Sixteen per cent said 'ironot
engaged in sexual intercourse at age
19, 12 per cent said at. age ?0, 6 per
cent said at age '' and 4 per cent, said
at age 22 or older.
In their attiiurtns, the results of the
Super Poll show 1 hat most station ts
believe it is permissible for men ;jnd
women to have sexual intercourse
Four-fifths of all students polled
said it was permissible for a man to
have premarital sexual experience.
N iarly a-. m;ny, 77 per cent said they
also thought it was permissible for a
woman to have premauiii sexual
Thirteen per cent said they were
against men having promnrital ex,
while 15 per cent nave the same
response for women. Seven per cent of
the total numtvr uf M'SpomLints was
undecided ;;!.. v. boili men or women
engaging in ptuirvirital intercourse
of those polled v;(
cent said n: '(.
lest year. Bod 5-s-
1073 poii, ::c pv '
polled inriicai :! -homosexu?!l
said this year tin'
1 8 per c, -ni vam
polled, otiiy 3 per '"
a homcsexuV f'-tio;
T,-xu: wf'io - smol'ed marijuana
r-.'icid ui'-ision over whether they
v-no'.' contir,!.-; lo or not. Fifty-six per
:-.' :J they would continue to
."i e ma 1 iit.' .
H'ovr; per r..?rtt 0? the students wl:o
I'i.v ui nuriiuana said they
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he ' 1 ;K'r 1
in the sot jl ' s
Thirty six pet ''. cf
polled said tUy m hvu t
more, FiHixn per
week, ancjl .sfd '
two or ihir n'mi. , a
wl'io date !, ih;,;- r
(uni!"it'i 1H f '. '
Of thoso ;;..liv..l.
they ht'vf1 :o,-ismi.
Lxiveiages, A-"k.-.iJ ''.'..!
habits, 9 per
alcoholic l-v ;es . f. '
or more, 23 !..) t, :
two to thieo 1 :
cent said they d !
week, Tweri'y 1 "' '' ''
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orvi I'i .)er I.'-. 1 i"1 '
1 ! i'i (.in;. ' u ;',, : :)
l:ltry-twa pt.r .?u f
oil that lb-; y
v Siie 48 pf'.r cent ! r
'vrt no: : -
! 1 j
' red 0'
a ,'or:, 1
, .', (l.iu:d
s.if iiV :
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(t fet;,- tirr.es a week or more.
:.r r.e -,t $:r-l 'hey s'r jke two to
;::',(,. a week nd 1.en per cf m. 'f
h?y s'-e.,;--;(j ciic; a week. 2
.n pei ,:. r said they siof'e two
. tin:-, a ,-nonih '..vh1! 25 per
;! t,v stroke less than once a i,
rhirty-three per r:cnt said they
Oi the 2 pet con cf UNI. student!;
vho tfini;:3 themselves very
cr-i-.n-vic'.-'e, 73 p-r cent said they had
;.Ki . 1 itujMjn..'-'? -wh'ie 80 per cent
S";'t' thfee per cent of those
'. r,.;i(! tn'V were mooei aiwiy ?
jisv-'ivci've Hb per cent)-had not
h'ii ; . ;rji.
f.' Uf 5 the road students, 22 per
,-,f th, !rt,!i nuinber polled,
;:;..ii ihit b? rx?r cent had not
iof- ei riianfi' ";. I
1 i : 1 1 1 ;
1 r .'1 i
..ii.ratclv !iiK-:ral students, 40 per
A W: 1 iplu, said they smoke
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m i d'-:y i'i;
'('!. said eiuvy
t '.".''.'i-; Si1') '
e ,1 rnontn 01
,1 dumber of very
tended K, smoke
. r;:i times a week
iirir.s a month. Ten
: ? polled ierrned
iir.;ral. tiglity per
vv s'li. 'its, w!,o
;:ent of the survey
.;, id they smoke
four times a
; ..-M.it vhe legal ftatus of
I iiei cent ot the UNL.
r-d !,,.)(: maiijuaiia should
i hiily five per cent said
J, ,rid I B :ior cent wefe
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