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October 27, 2010

National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior

FlowingData is running a visualization contest this month based on data from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior study. You can find the data here. Here is my entry:

Note that I concatenated Sex & Behavior to determine which acts are the most frequent and by whom. I chose a red-blue pallet since our sexual activity goes hot and cold. Displaying the data in the manner, I was able to quickly identify that:
  1. Men masturbate their whole lives
  2. The age ranges from 20-39 are clearly the peak sexual activity periods, with 25-29 standing out the most
  3. There is very little woman on woman and man on man oral sex
  4. We run out of steam in our 70s
Contest entries are due today, October 27, but if you don't make the deadline, feel free to leave a link as a comment to this post. And, as Nathan said, keep it tasteful.

Download the workbook from Tableau Public here.