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

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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 twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He’s been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →