More Pinoys open to recording own sex video: survey

Posted at 08/18/2014 11:53 PM

MANILA - Despite the recent string of controversies involving celebrities and their sex videos going public, majority of Filipinos are open to recording their own sexual experiences, according to a survey conducted by FHM Philippines.

Dubbed the "2014 National Sex I.Q. Survey," the poll with 2,374 respondents was published Monday on the official website of the men's magazine.

It mainly quizzed participants on their knowledge about sex-related facts, such as the effect of menopause on women's arousal, the shelf life of a latex condom, the possibility of getting pregnant without penetration, and the supposed correlation of feet and penis size, among others.

The survey, however, also threw in a number of questions about respondents' preferences or tendencies related to sex, including whether they "make sounds in bed" (87% said yes), or "speak out if their partners aren't hitting their buttons right" (61% do).

When it comes to "seriously [considering] making their own private sex tape in the future," 65% of the respondents also said yes.

This, despite the viral spread of the respective private videos of singer Chito Miranda, comedian Wally Bayola, and most recently, news anchor Paolo Bediones.

In an interview on "Umagang Kay Ganda" last year, relationship expert Dr. Margie Holmes explained why there are some couples who want to record themselves having sex.

According to Holmes, it is usually the men who bring this up. She said they tend to do it as they look for a “remembrance” of their intimate moments, to feel that they are “macho,” or out of curiosity.

Girls, on the other hand, are often carried away by their emotions and “love” for their partners, Holmes added.

“Ang mga babae, bakit sila pumapayag? Una, in love sila eh. ‘Yun ‘yun eh. At hindi ko ine-encourage ito, kasi kahit in love ka, nag-iisip ka pa rin,” Holmes said. “At saka ‘yung idea noon na ‘kung mahal mo ako, gagawin mo ito, magse-sex tayo o ise-sex video mo ako.”

Holmes advised couples to get to know each other first and be careful not to get carried away by their emotions as they may regret their actions later.

“Protektahan ang sarili,” she said. “Sa babae ‘yun at sa lalaki.”