The back seat of a car has long been the traditional place in which rural teens lose their virginities (for city kids, it's usually some horrible bedroom at a party), and few young music fans spend as much time in their vehicles as metalheads, for whom driving fast while blasting Priest and Zombie will always possess a sense of pure freedom. As such, it might not surprise some to hear that metal fans do much of their hands-on sexual education in their cars. Now, this is scientific fact, as a new study has determined that metalheads are the music fans most likely to have a sexual encounter in a car.
The study in question was performed by TickPick (who you may know as also determining the age at which listeners usually discover their favorite band), and sought to determine how music fandom and car culture were intertwined. Over 950 avid listeners were questioned about their vehicular habits, and heavy metal featured importantly in their findings -- particularly in the pants.
First, heavy metal listeners were most likely to have a sexual encounter in a car, with Oldies fans coming in second (makes sense, given the whole drive-in theater/Lover's Lane thing of the 1940s and '50s). While 65% of all respondents had been involved in a sexual encounter in a car, a whopping 75% of metal fans had taken part in some dashboard shenaniganery.
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Check out a breakdown of these finding below: