Asks: Does 'No' Mean No?

Jan 11, 2016, 14:18 ET from

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (, America's most trusted source for adult products, is never shy when it comes to sex. This month, the company asked over 1,000 adults if they've ever had sex after telling their partner (or being told) "no" – and the results are surprising.

While the majority of adults who responded (82%) said they had not had sex after saying (or being told) "no," 18% of those polled said they had. Broken down by sex, 26% of the women polled (versus only 12% of the men) admitted to sex after saying (or being told) "no."

Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexpert for finds these numbers concerning. "By now, we all know that 'no means no,' but women still find themselves in a gray area when it comes to consent."

"There are many reasons why a woman might have sex after saying 'no,'" says Dr. Kat. "These range from having sex prior in the relationship to a partner's nagging to a violent sexual assault. My hope is that through education and self respect, these numbers go down significantly in the near future."

"Adam & Eve supports healthy sexuality between consenting adults," says Director of Marketing Chad Davis.

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or Her book, "The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life," can be found on

For more information about Adam & Eve, visit their website at For additional information on Adam & Eve, please contact Adam & Eve Director of Public Relations Katy Zvolerin at 919.644.8100 x 3121 or

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