A new survey into the sex lives of young women in Britain today has revealed that two out of three have experimented with bondage and spanking, a favourite pastime of EL James’ fictional lothario Christian Grey.

More! magazine’s biggest ever sex survey questioned 2,340 women aged 18-24 and the results, printed in this week’s issue, reveal the truth about the sex lives of young women living the UK.

Commenting on the findings, editor Chantelle Horton said: “At more! we have a close relationship with our readers and they never hold back when it comes to sex. Our survey shows the Fifty Shades phenomenon is still making waves.

"Young women are more adventurous than ever in the bedroom, with one in 10 revealing they've had sex with a women and the same percentage having tried a threesome.

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"We were also concerned to see 18-24 year olds are feeling the pressured in to doing things in bed they don't want to. Over half admitted they’d had sex with someone because they felt they should.”

Young women in Britain today are a pretty active bunch. Of those questioned, 40% said they were having sex two to three times each week while 6% said they’re at it every single day. Most women agreed that the one thing that would make them more confident in bed would be being thinner.

The full results appear in this week’s magazine.

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  • Bondage For Beginners

    "Bondage" covers a very wide spectrum of sex acts, and can mean something different to every person," says Rochelle Peachey, couples counsellor, author and founder of transatlantic dating site <a href="www.iloveyouraccent.com" target="_hplink"> I Love Your Accent</a> Is it being blindfolded and maybe tying your wrists with silk scarves or something way more elaborate? Or something you would like to add to your sex life or is this something you like to do all the time? Whatever it is, as long as you both agree on the boundaries, anything goes. Bondage isn't all whips, dungeons and medieval torture but make no mistake they do play a huge part for many."

  • Make Your Own Rules

    "There are no rules to follow, you make the rues together," says <strong>Rochelle Peachey</strong>. "Create a special word in case it gets too much for you, something sexier than screaming "get off me".

  • Be Sober

    "Although it's often more tempting to play sex games when you're feeling a bit tipsy, it's best not to try bondage when you're under the influence of drink or drugs, as you might misjudge how tightly to tie the knots or, as the restrained person, be unable to establish your comfort levels in an accurate way," says <strong>Emily Dubberley</strong>, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Field-Guide-cking-Hands/dp/1592335098" target="_hplink"><em>The Field Guide to F*cking</em></a>.

  • Be Creative

    "Take a DIY approach to bondage if you're on a budget. Clingfilm can be used to wrap around your lover's wrists, and if you use a single layer, it's easy enough to snap. You can get kitsch and use liquorice bootlaces to bind your lover's wrists, go for a cheap option and use toilet paper," advises <strong>Emily Dubberley</strong>.

  • Safety First

    "With bondage, there's a risk you can tie your partner too tightly and cause damage to their nerves. To avoid this, when someone is restrained by their wrists or ankles make sure that you check their extremities (hands and feet) regularly to ensure that they're not going cold (which is a sign that you've blocked their circulation). If the extremities do feel cold, untie your partner immediately and massage their hands or feet to help restore blood flow," explains <strong>Rochelle Peachey</strong>.

  • Be Prepared

    "Make sure that you keep a pair of scissors to hand, so that you can release your partner quickly if the need arises. Similarly, if you're using handcuffs, keep two sets of handcuff keys near by (it's always best to have a spare just in case you lose the first set)," says <strong>Emily Dubberley</strong>.