Are Canadians getting enough ‘sexercise’?
Released: Wednesday August 1, 2012 ()
Our athletes may be going for gold, but Canadians aren’t quite as ambitious in the bedroom. Just over half (56 per cent) of Canadians have sex weekly compared to nearly three in four people (71 per cent) globally, the latest Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey revealed.
How long do people take to ‘warm-up’? Around the world, people put in an average of 16.9 minutes on foreplay with Canadians not far behind at 15.7 minutes but in the race to the finish line Canadians only spend 15.9 minutes on intercourse, well below the global average of 19.2.
Most of the world will make it to the finish line with 77 percent in total saying they orgasm regularly and Canadians are right on track at 76 per cent, however, as revealed previously, only 31 per cent of women do compared to 84 per cent of men.
"With our variety of condoms, lubes and devices designed to enhance sexual pleasure, Canadians can find so many new ways to get more ‘sexercise’ and really heat things up in the bedroom – or any room for that matter!" said Jana Swedburg, Brand Manager of Durex Canada. Durex also recently introduced Savvy Lover (facebook.com/DurexSavvyLover) where Canadians can have an open and honest conversation about sex, in an effort to enhance their skills in the sack.
Sexercise around the Globe
South America leads the way with 85 percent of people ‘sexercising’ weekly, including Columbia in first place (89 per cent) – a long way ahead of second place Africa (72 per cent) followed closely by Europe (71 per cent) and Asia (70 per cent). Australasia trails with 62 per cent followed by North America with only 56 per cent.
Somewhat behind the rest of the field,
Canada is joined by the British (55 per cent) and the U.S. (57 per cent).
However it is the Japanese who came in dead last with only one in four (27 per
cent) having sex weekly.
Warming Up (aka Foreplay)
Once again South America comes out on top,
spending 19.7 minutes on average warming up with their partners, followed by
Australasia (18.1 minutes), Europe (17.4 minutes), Africa (16.8 minutes), North
America (15.9 minutes) and Asia (14.6 minutes).
However, the leading ‘warm up’ is in
Greece, where they spend an average of 21.2 minutes, followed by Brazilians
(20.8 minutes) and Mexicans (20.5 minutes) - Around double the time of the
Thais (11.2 minutes), Malaysians (12.5 minutes) and people in Hong Kong (13.1
The Race (aka Intercourse)
In this case, the fastest countries don’t necessarily
win. Compared to the global average of 19.2 minutes spent on intercourse, South America put in the longest time with 23.8
minutes, followed by Australasia (21.3 mins), Asia (20 mins), Africa (19 mins)
and Europe (18.8 mins), with North America in last place at an average of 16.1
People from Hong Kong average 29.4 minutes – which,
interestingly, is more than double the effort they put into foreplay – and
double the time spent on intercourse by the French (14.3 minutes). Other top
performers are the Brazilians (27.2 mins) and the Swiss (26.2 mins) while the
British (14.5 mins) and the Japanese (14.6 mins) take almost as little time as
The Finish Line (aka Orgasming)
Crossing the finish line is a success for the majority
of people globally, 53 per cent always or almost always experience an
orgasm when having sex.
South America is in the lead once again,
63 per cent say this is true, followed closely by Europe (60 per cent), North
America (59 per cent), Australasia (57 per cent) and Africa (55 per cent). Only
in Asia do a minority of people fail to have the same level of success, with
only one in three (32 per cent) agreeing they always or almost always orgasm.
Interestingly, in first, second and third
are Hungary at 75 per cent, followed by the Greeks (71 per cent) and the
Spanish (70 per cent). Meanwhile, by comparison, just 23 per cent of Chinese
say they always or almost always experience an orgasm, slightly behind the
South Koreans (25 per cent) and Malaysians (28 per cent).