State of Florida Asks Women About Their Sex Lives, Offers CVS Coupon in Return

| by Michael Allen

The State of Florida's Department of Health recently sent out a mailer to 4,100 women between 18 and 24 years old, who were asked intimate questions about their sex lives in exchange for a $10 CVS coupon.

Officials say the 46-question survey, which is costing the state $45,000, will help them understand women's need for and approach to family-planning services, reports the Associated Press.

Women were asked to voluntarily tell the state how many men they'd had sex with in the past year, whether a man had ever poked holes in a condom to get them pregnant, and how they felt emotionally when they last had unprotected sex.

Acting Director Betsy Wood of the state Division of Community Health Promotion added her own message in the mailer: “Taking part is up to you. You can refuse to take part. You can join now and quit later. Either way, it won’t affect how we treat you.”