Clinical psychologist Louise Adams said it was never too late to start being cheeky."Despite the widely held belief that people become more reserved as they age, its actually the reverse," Ms Adams said.
But only 11 per cent of women felt guilty about flirting with a friend's partner, compared with 29 per cent of men.Stress relief is the main reason Australians act out, while 38 per cent say it helps them through all the bad news of the global financial crisis.
Dietician Emma Stirling said it was a worry that 38 per cent of people admit to naughtily eating an extra biscuit."It's no surprise that people turn to food to fulfill their naughty urge," Ms Sterling said.
"Too much of particular foods can impact on that happy and healthy buzz we get from naughtiness and our long-term health."What Aussies do to feel naughty (%)
* Buying something expensive they don't need (43)
* Chucking a sickie (39)
* Not cleaning the house when they should (35)
* Spending time on the internet at work (34)
* Eating at a fast food cafe (28)
* Sleeping in instead of going to the gym (27)
* Flirting with their friends partner (19)
* Queue jumping (18)
* Parking illegally (14)
* Spending the kids inheritance (13)
* Screening a call from mum (12)
* Watching reality TV (11)
* It helps to relieve stress (59)
* Makes them feel happy (57)
* Makes them feel young (56)
* Helps people through the current doom and gloom (38)
* Makes them feel healthy (24)