The paper "Friends with Benefits" is a delightful example of a statistics project on sociology. Many people believe that sexual promiscuity is increasing among the younger generations. It cannot be denied that younger people are exposed to more sexual content now than their parents were, but the real question is what effect this change has had on the average youngster’ s lifestyle. However, the question of young people’ s sexual habits is too vague for this particular study, so this area needs to be narrowed down. The study will focus on sexual habits in terms of friends with benefits.
To put it more simply, the emphasis will be on young people’ s sexual exploits with people who they consider to be friends and nothing more. The research question for this study will be as follows: How prevalent is the concept of friends with benefits among young people aged between 16 and 21? The hypothesis for this survey is that the practice is common among more than half of young people and males have more experience with it than females do. The survey will consist of 24 people, made up of 11 females and 13 males.
The following questions will be asked as part of the survey: Survey Questions1. Have you ever had friends with benefits? 2. If you have/haven’ t had friends with benefits, have you ever had sex before? ResultsOf the 13 males that were surveyed for this report, 8 admitted that they had previously had friends with benefits. Expressed as a percentage, this means that 61.5 percent of male respondents were positive towards the first question. For the 11 females that were surveyed, 5 females said that they had previously had friends with benefits.
Expressed as a percentage, this means that 45.5 percent of female respondents were positive towards the first question. For both genders, the second question received the same number of respondents as the first; all those who did have friends with benefits also admitted to experiencing sex before while all of those who gave a negative response for the first question also proclaimed never having sex before. ConclusionThe results of the survey were largely predictable because all the data fitted with the hypothesis. It was discovered than males engaged in the practice of friends with benefits more often than females and also it was used by over half of the respondents.
Our survey shows that the practice is more common than first thought, but there would need to be some comparable data available in order to prove that friends with benefits are becoming more popular. This could either be from a previous study, but most likely a future study would need to be conducted in a certain amount of time in order to gauge the reliability of the results.