The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
The British National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and lifestyles are among the largest and most detailed scientific studies of sexual behaviour in the world. Three Natsal surveys have taken place: Natsal-1 in 1990-1991, Natsal-2 in 1999-2001, and Natsal-3 in 2010-2012.
New papers on using web surveys to collect data about sensitive behaviours, Feb 2016
You can download the paper from PLOS ONE here.
New papers on how young people learn about sex, March 2015
You can download the articles from the BMJ Open:
- Patterns and trends in sources of information about sex among young people in Britain
- Associations between source of information about sex and sexual health outcomes in Britain
New paper on different scoring methods for the Natsal Sexual Function measure, February 2015
You can download the article from the Journal of Sex Research.
Using web surveys to measure sexual behaviour, December 2014
New findings from a study comparing Natsal with web surveys.
You can download the paper from the Journal of Medical Internet Research's web page.
Paying for Sex in Britain, November 2014
New findings on the prevalence of men who have paid for sex in Britain published in the journal STIs.
You can visit the BMJ's website to download the article.
Here's a taster of our latest results.