Think you’re having great sex? Think again, because the numbers are in for the most sexually satisfied countries in the world — and the U.S. didn’t even rank. Ouch. Could it be because some of our denizens only spend a minute and 21 seconds doing the deed? We're looking at you, Alaskans.
AlterNet recently took it upon themselves to sort through all of the studies and data out there — including how socio-economic status affects sexual satisfaction, what the driving forces behind it are, and so on — to come up with a list of the countries that consistently rank among the most sexually satisfied. Given that people in other countries are having about 70 times more sex than we are, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the U.S. didn’t make its way onto the list. Join us as we count down to the number one most sexually satisfied country in the world. You might be surprised.
Surprised? Not surprised? Even though the People’s Republic
of China is known for being conservative, apparently its citizens let down their hair when no
one else is watching: China’s population has sex more times weekly than most other countries. And it’s high tech sex, too — in the past ten years, sex
shop and online purchases in China have gone way, WAY up.
Safer sex prevails in Germany — it boasts some of the world’s
best sex education programs, it has a super progressive stance towards sex
work, and it has one-sixth the HIV rate of the U.S. But don’t think safer sex means
blander sex! 30 percent of Germans say they’ve had sex in a public place. Risqué!
Nigeria may be known for its conservative views on same-sex
marriage, but according to Durex it’s rated the number one sexually satisfied
nation in the world. AlterNet seems a little less convinced — hence it landing the number 10 spot on
this list — but Nigerians apparently last the longest, clocking in at an
average of 24 minutes for intercourse. TWENTY FOUR MINUTES!
If you’re into having sex in cars, consider taking a trip to
Australia — 75 percent of Australians have admitted to having sex in a vehicle. Furthermore, Australian men have an
average number of 25 sexual partners, compared to 13 for American men;
Australian women, on the other hand, have 10 for American women’s nine.
61 percent of Indians consider themselves quite satisfied indeed. According to Men’s Health, this might have something to do with the idea of
prolonging sexual pleasure, with “the journey being more important than the
destination.” Can you say foreplay?
Apparently Mexico ranks as one of the “horniest countries in
the world.” Who knew? Sex work has also been decriminalized and regulated in half of Mexico’s
states, which is definitely a step in the right direction. Unfortunately human
trafficking is still a major problem, though — here’s hoping it gets solved
6 The Netherlands
Hoppin’ red light districts, a whole lot of nude beaches,
and extremely open sex education policies all contribute to making the
Netherlands one of the most pro-sex countries in the world. 64 percent of Dutch
men and women are also wonderfully confident at asserting their sexual needs
Spain boasts a whole bunch of nude beaches, a high social
acceptance of gay marriage, and a whopping 90 percent sexually satisfied
population. How do you beat that?
…By being Switzerland, that’s how. With progressive views on
sex work, licensed brothels, a liberal stance on porn, sex ed beginning as
early as Kindergarten, and — on top of all that — one of the lowest teen birth
rates in the world, Switzerland is both hot and safe. There’s no better combination than that.