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Former president Bill Clinton speaks at the "A Decade of Difference" concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Former president Bill Clinton speaks at the "A Decade of Difference" concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)  

Study probes sex habits of Republicans and Democrats

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

A new study, “Singles in America,” has found that there is more to the correlation between sex and politics than just Newt Gingrich’s wandering eye and Bill Clinton’s intern proclivities.

The study released Thursday was funded by the online dating site Match.com, in association with biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, sex and relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman, evolutionary biologist Dr. Justin R. Garcia of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the Institute for Evolutionary Studies at Binghamton University.

The survey of over 5,000 singles offered some interesting revelations about the differences in the sex lives of Democrats and Republicans.

According to the survey, conservative Republicans are more likely than any other group to be very satisfied with sex once married — however, in the last 12 months the group had the least amount of sex.

The Daily Beast, which got an advanced look at the total results, further reported that more than half of respondents identified as conservative Republicans said they climaxed almost every time they had sex — as opposed to just 40 percent of liberal Democrats.

In the same way Democrats and Republicans look for different traits in political candidates, so too do they in a hunt for different traits in a mate.

According to the survey, Democrats seek out partners “with a sense of humor, similar lifestyle to their own, a sense of independence and someone whom they consider to be their equal.” Republicans are more focused on stability, “they’re searching for someone with the same background and political party as their own who is interested in marriage.”

Nine out of ten respondents further noted that there are “no acceptable excuses” for politicians who cheat on their spouses.

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