Libraries + Sex = The Best Survey In The History Of The World


Bookninja pointed me in the direction of the recently released “1992 Librarians and Sex Survey Results.”

Apparently, the Wilson Library Bulletin ran this survey way back when, and then promptly fired its author and destroyed all remaining copies. However, 5000 librarians responded, and now, thanks to the Internet, we get to see the answers!

For example, 20% of librarians reported having sex in a library, while 63% had sex in a car.

4% were virgins.

22% would classify their sex life as a “comedy.”

38% of the women said they would sleep with Pee-Wee Herman if it were necessary to propagate the species.

And I’ll leave you with this one:

“22% of the respondents felt that libraries should have condom dispensers in their bathrooms.”

I encourage you to read the whole thing. It will make your day better.

I hope you all had a wonderful National Library Week!

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →