While sex is a fairly unifying experience in the human condition, it doesn't mean the sort of sex people in The States are having is the same sort of sex people, say, across the world are having. That's why we rely so heavily on studies, because you know, you can't very well expect to determine cultural trends from having a pen pal. The good folks over at Dr. Felix clearly share in this sentiment as they conducted the following —
"Dozens of studies, over as many years, have shown our sex lives are becoming more and more diverse. There’s a vast array of data available, and it makes for some interesting findings. So for the first time, the team here at DrFelix has brought it all together. It shows what our most intimate moments in the bedroom – and elsewhere in the house for that matter – might involve, depending on whether you’re a gay woman from Mumbai, a straight man from Melbourne or a married couple from Milan."
- The LGBT community is also the most strongly represented in these countries. More people have had a gay experience here than anywhere else – an average one in every five people across the English-speaking nations (20%). Australia takes home the LGBT trophy though; 22% of Australians have shared an intimate moment with somebody of the same sex, compared with a global average of just 12%.
- Men are far more likely than women to buy fleshjacks and fleshlights, sex toy accessories, small condoms and realistic sex dolls. Women, on the other hand, buy more novelty gifts, halloween costumes, body paint & rude food, plus sized basque and corsets, and nipple tassles.
- Indians are some of the most contented people with their sex lives in the world. 61% said they’re “fully satisfied” – beaten only by Nigeria and Mexico.
- The major English-speaking nations of the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, for example, share more than just a mother tongue. They’re also where you’ll find the most sexually adventurous people on the planet. English speakers like to get kinky; more people have used a blindfold or masks during sex in these countries than anywhere else. More English speakers use lube than in other countries. And far more English speakers use vibrators. The trend is reflected in their shopping habits too; more Google searches for “sex toys” come from these nations than any others.
- Both men and women buy lots of lube, but curiously, men are more likely to buy lube when they’re single, while women are more likely to buy it when they’re attached. That could suggest that men, unlike women, anticipate having the most sex before they meet that special person. Men seem to be ready for more adventurous sex when they’re single too, as that’s when they’re the most likely to buy anal sex toys. Women, on the other hand, tend to save certain kinds of sexual aids for until they meet that special person. They’re far more likely to buy anal sex toys, for example, once they’re attached. Almost one in ten single men (8%) even buy sexy lingerie in case of an unexpected romantic encounter.
- That doesn’t mean to say it isn’t popular elsewhere in the world though; more than a third of people globally say they’ve “done it Greek”.
To read the full study, head HERE