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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Canada rates in top five in sexual satisfaction survey

Survey links equality, sexual satisfaction

Sex is more satisfying in countries where women and men are considered equal, according to an international study of people between the ages of 40 and 80 by researchers at the University of Chicago.

Austria topped the list of 29 nations studied with 71% of those surveyed reported being satisfied with their sex lives. Spain, Canada, Belgium and the United States also reported high rates of satisfaction. The lowest satisfaction rate — 25.7% — was reported in Japan.

"Male-centered cultures where sexual behavior is more oriented toward procreation tend to discount the importance of sexual pleasure for women," Laumann said.

What is a little disconcerting to me is that even after the sexual revolution, we need a survey to tell us that men and women have better sex lives when there is mutual respect and concern for each other's needs and desires. Oh well, maybe they understand: "Ain't nobody happy if momma ain't happy."


  1. Sex is more satisfying in nations where gender have more equality
  2. Sexual Equality May Bring Better Sex
  3. The Pfizer Global Study Of Sexual Attitudes And Behaviour
  4. Good sex and gender equality

PS: Pfsier makes viagra but I am sure that is just a coincidence. (droll smile)



Blogger Bacon Eating Atheist Jew said...

I'm going to have to start treating my wife as an equal I guess.

24/4/06 2:56 am  
Blogger dietcoupon said...

That's really funny about Japan, considering how open they are about sex and how teenagers (as in, kids 13 and up) consider it vital to existence. Maybe that's the problem? But still, weird.

24/4/06 3:29 am  
Blogger TheJollyNihilist said...

I'm surprised the United States did comparably well in the study. After all, we still have a fairly misogynist culture that continues to demonize sex as "dirty" and "shameful." People need to realize that sex is natural, healthy, enjoyable and nothing to be ashamed of.

Nevertheless, we still have a ways to go. For years, men characterized women who couldn't achieve vaginal orgasm as "frigid" and "uninterested in men." Of course, what the men were doing was ignoring the women's sexual needs - namely the clitoris. Indeed, the procreative sexual act isn't particularly stimulating for women. That's probably why, in cultures where procreation is emphasized, satisfaction is so low.

Me, I long for humans to take after our close relative the bonobo. To bonobos, sex is a part of societal interaction - a normal, everyday activity. Of course, in this time, protection is essential, but I still think people place way too much imaginary importance on sex. It's a social activity, nothing more or less. It's no more intrinsically meaningful than playing catch, so to speak.

24/4/06 6:59 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re: atheist jew: If you have been married for a while, you must be doing something right. So whatever works for each couple seems a good theory to me.

Re diet: I know what you are saying, but I think that japan is very much a "male culture". Afterall, it was the culture of the warrior.

Re frances: The sexual revolution has well and truly gone. I hear women younger than me who speak disparagingly of the feminists of my generation. Perhaps they need to fight their own battles in order to appreciate what they have. Women of my mother's generation couldn't apply for a home loan. Women could legally own property, it was just impossible to get a loan to buy property. They were considered an unreliable credit risk. Why was this so? Because they were not paid the same money for the same work for a start! lol (Don't get me started . :)

24/4/06 3:53 pm  

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