Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Are you getting any?

The New York Daily News reports the results of a cross-national study about how many people are getting sex at least weekly.

The U.S. is near the bottom of the pack, beating only unsexy Japan.

The United States is one of the world's most undersexed countries, according to a new study released Monday. Just 53% of Americans having regular, weekly sex according to results from the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey of 26,000 people in 26 countries, tying the USA with Nigeria for the second worst spot on the list.

Only Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun - where little else rises, apparently - fared worse, with 34% of those surveyed getting regular action.

Greeks apparently have the hottest standard of living, topping the survey with 87% of respondants getting regular sex at least once a week.

I wonder what accounts for the differences among the countries studied.

Hat tip: JBG


C. L. Hanson said...

Only once a week...?

MoHoHawaii said...

Hey, I'm with you on this one, CL.

A reasonable, more-than-once-a-week sex life makes me very contented and improves my brain chemistry to the point that I function better at work.

J G-W said...

Maybe it has to do with the number of hours people work per week. Based on what I know anecdotally about European vs. American vs. Japanese work weeks, that would seem a likely explanation.

If you're just too darn tired at the end of the day (or the end of the week), that would definitely impact your likelihood of getting some.

MoHoHawaii said...

John, that's possible, but workers in the US have less time off than those in Japan.

J G-W said...

Wow, really?

So that means we're the workingest country in the world?

How do I get out of here?