Frequently lame attempt to titillate or categorize respondents by their sexual experience, tastes, fantasies, or horror stories. Common habitat: women's magazines like Cosmopolitan, Jane magazine, Sassy.

Taking a sex survey in mixed company can be a fun and revealing experience, especially if one person reads the questions aloud and all others make their answers public. Similar to a purity test without the excruciating level of detail or duration.

Some sex surveys also ask for responses to be returned to the surveyor. It is best to lie outrageously when presented with this opportunity; claim that you have had more lovers than you can count, have had sex in the zoo... in the lions' cage, and take your boyfriend/girlfriend/submissive sex slave shopping every weekend in the nude. Statements like this will ensure instant fame or legal action. Both are exciting.