How Many People From Denver Have Had Sex Outdoors in the Rain and More

One of the most popular items on Westword's news blog this year has been our list of ten suggestions for Front Range places to have sex outdoors.

Now, we have a better idea why so many people responded to that post.

We recently stumbled upon a vintage survey by Trojan Condoms that "links hot weather and precipitation to increased sexual frequency and satisfaction."

Among the findings: Respondents rated rainy weather as the best during which to have sex — and sexual frequency tended to be higher in warm weather cities.

More interesting to us, though, was evidence that people in Denver were more willing than those in pretty much every other community to have sex inside or out, no matter the meteorological conditions.

First up is the percentage of survey-takers by city who say they've had sex outdoors.

1. Seattle


2. Miami


3. Phoenix


4. Denver


5. Atlanta


6. Houston


7. New York


8. Minneapolis/St. Paul


9. San Francisco


10. Chicago


As you can see, Denver finished in fourth place — not bad.

Now, let's examine where the Mile High City finished when it came to the question of cities whose residents said they'd had sex outdoors in the rain.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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