Spain seems to be warming to the idea of open relationships as nearly half of Spaniards say it’s okay to have multiple sexual partners at the same time.
According to a survey by the Spanish Sociological Research Center (CIS)over 47% of respondents said they either agreed or strongly agreed that a person can have more than one active sexual relationship at the same time.
This is a 10% increase from the previous survey in October 2021.
The survey also found a growing trend towards open relationships, with over 41% of Spaniards saying partners can have sex with other people outside their relationship without becoming romantically involved with them.
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Despite this, according to the poll, the country that brought us don Juan still strongly believes in the power of love.
Nearly 70% of respondents agreed that “true love can conquer all” and another 80% said that if someone is truly in love with their partner, they will be faithful forever.
Finally, the vast majority of Spaniards don’t care if their partner is less attractive, less educated or earns less than them.
The CIS is a government agency that evaluates public opinion on sociological issues. The survey targeted nearly 2,500 citizens and was the agency’s third look at Spain’s view on social relationships in a post-pandemic world.
In addition to its questions about romantic relationships, CIS polled people about their general satisfaction with their family life. Just over 41% rated their satisfaction a 10 out of 10, compared to 31% complete satisfaction with their friendships and 37% with their partner, all down slightly from the previous survey.