The most rewarding asspect of performing this show is talking to folks afterwards: hearing personal stories, being asked additional questions, discussing sexuality and sex and what's sexy. Since February 2009, we've had an online survey so that people could send us more of their thoughts, and respond anonymously. Here's some of the info you've given us so far:
Where did you see Peg-ass-us?
- 8% Montreal Fringe (June 2008)
- 0% Ye Olde Dixon Place (July 2008)
- 8% San Francisco Fringe (Sept 2008)
- 48% Brick Theater, Brooklyn (Feb 2009)
- 12% Bard College (Feb 2009)
- 24% Dixon Place, NYC (Oct 2009)
- 4% Hangar Ballroom, Juneau, AK (Feb 2010)
Did you know about "pegging" before you saw/heard about the show?
- 40% Yes & knew the word
- 32% Yes, but didn't know the word
- 20% No
Did you learn anything new during the show? If yes, what?
- "The show got me really thinking about how much of a slippery slope sexuality and sexual urges are in REALITY. Yet it seems that the cultural walls around sexuality and sexual urges are way too sturdy. And that seems to be a problem that needs to be corrected. And you guys are out to correct it (and make sure we all have a lot of fun)."
- "where my prostate is. really. i mean i knew it was there, but not exactly..."
- "how hard it must be for someone to bring up a conversation about this subject! When this subject came up in my life, it had so much gravity. But the way it was handled in the show was with such a sense of fun. I wish I could have had more of this sense of fun when it came up in my life. Ah well. Better late than never!"
- "I knew a lot about pegging from Savage Love, but seeing the show made me feel less isolated and like I had more ownership over my sexuality. (thank you)"
- "Santorum. Gross"
Who have you talked to about the show/its contents?
- 63% A partner
- 21% An "ex"
- 79% Friends
- 13% Parental types
- 8% Therapist
- 4% Your blog
- 17% Other
How would you recommend the show to a friend?
- "Ass-pokingly fun! Walks the fine line between humor, education, and challenge to an audience."
- "I can't quite peg it, but there's something about this show that I guarantee will."
- "the cutest show about anal sex ever"
- "A show that takes everything you thought was awkward about buttfucking and turns it into a hilarious fantasy romp with puppets, dance and banjo ukuleles. You'll walk away with a big smile on your face, and a lot of questions answered."
- "i thought it was great that i had no idea what the show was about when i showed up! so i would describe the show as 'HILARIOUS, educational, smart, insightful and moving production about sex and relationships.'"
Has the show affected your sexual experiences since?
- 35% Imagination/fantasy
- 17% Touched new places (on self or other)
- 13% New toys!
- 9% Tried pegging!
- 48% Not yet
- 17% Other
Do you have an anecdote about a post-peg-ass-us experience?
- "How about: A magical journey! My sex life will never be the same, and I don't want to go back!"
- "not yet... my husband and i have been talking about it for years! and have been planning on it. we were so pleasantly surprised to discover what PEG-ASS-US was about only when we got there! we hope to find some time in our foreseeable future. now, it'll be harder to find the time now that i'm pregnant! will my belly get in the way? probably...."
Did you have any questions after the show that you'd like to ask us?
- "Do you have an open relationship? Is either of you bi? Are you both bi?"
- "I was wondering if you are actively trying to book the show in areas where the LGBT movement isn't as strong. I'd also love to know if Dan Savage knows about the show or if he has seen it."
Which character did you identify with?
- 30% John
- 25% Sophie
- 30% Starfish
- 15% Pegasus
How do you identify?
- 14% Polyamorous
- 45% Male
- 0% Trans
- 18% Queer
- 27% Female
- 9% Pansexual
- 0% Asexual
- 23% Monogamous
- 0% Gay
- 5% Gender Queer
- 27% Straight
- 27% Bisexual
- 18% Hyper-Sexual Willy-Nilly Fuckbean
- 27% Other
- 27% Fill-in-the-blank: (polycurious) ("Adventurous," I guess. I wouldn't mind having a sexual experience with the right man. In fact, I'd welcome it.) (Uncomfortable Calling Myself Straight) (heteroflexible)
What should we ask people?
- "The statistics lover in me wants to see a gender question on this survey as well as more clear questions about pegging desire vs. behavior, so you can see how the show affected desire & affected in gender subgroups. ;-)"
- "Why did you come to see this show? Because sex should be fun!! I made my boyfriend go to see it too cuz I wanted to be sure he knew where I was at."
- "I'd ask more about identity, what role does sex play in your personal identity? What have you discovered about yourself through sex? How does your religion influence your sexual experience? What fears are tied to your sexual experience? How are your relationships influenced by your sexual experiences? Where do you get your sex advice?"