How Is Sex Different Around The World? 7 Statistics About Sexual Behaviors Across The Globe

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Sex is the universal language of love. You don't have to speak the same dialect or share the same customs to set it off with a special someone, but there are definitely a few regional differences in how people have sex around the world.

A recent survey by British healthcare company Dr. Felix dug into the data about sexual predilections from Chile to China. After months of analyzing studies about bedroom habits in a variety of countries, they came to the same conclusion that many a world traveler has: our individual cultures have an indelible impact on our sexual behaviors and erotic imaginations.

For example: according to widely circulating cliches that originated who-knows-where, French folks are sexually no-nonsense, Japanese folks are super secretly kinky, and Brazilian folks are just DTF 24/7. American private parts, on the other hand, also have a particular reputation in parts unknown, which ranges from uber puritanical to loose and lecherous depending on where you're at.

So while everyone's predilections are unique, there are undoubtedly cultural commonalities that are interesting to note, like what countries are the kinkiest and where folks have the most queer experiences. Here are surprising statistics about how people around the world are getting it on:

1Australians Have The Most Same-Sex Experiences

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Only 12 percent of people around the world report getting intimate with someone of the same gender, but 22 percent of folks down under report having non-hetero sex. Who knew?

2Danish People Get A Lot Of Side Action

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Cheating exists in every nation, but the Danes have it on lock. Apparently, 46 percent of married Danish people admit to having an affair, followed closely by Norwegians at 41 percent and Icelandic folks at 39 percent. Whether this is because they're just more honest or actually step out more than the rest of us remains to be seen.  

3Greeks Are Down With Anal Sex

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It may be a taboo subject in America, but over half of people in Greece have tried anal sex. 55 percent of Greeks report experiencing back door action, while the global average remains at a third doing the deed.

4Indians Are Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

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Two thirds of folks in India have never indulged in adventurous sex (defined as threesomes, anal sex, or sex toy play), and yet, 61 percent of Indians describe themselves as "fully satisfied" with their sex lives. It just goes to show that it doesn't take anything fancy to feel good.

5English-Speaking Countries Google "Sex Toys" The Most

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Not only do more English speakers use lube than in other countries, they use vibrators and search for sex toys on Google the most too.

6Scandinavians Like One-Night Stands

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Forty-four percent of people around the world have indulged in a one off encounter, but two thirds of folks from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have had a one-night stand. Scandinavians like a little strange, it would seem.

7English-Speaking Countries Are The Kinkiest

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Some may associate kink with Germany or Japan, but it's people in English-speaking countries that are the kinkiest. According to the researchers at Dr Felix, English speakers are more likely to use a blindfold or mask during sex than anywhere else. In addition, English speakers are also more likely to use lube and vibrators than folks from non-English speaking countries.

The bottom line? Not only do we have a lot to learn from other cultures, we have a lot to share, too.