According to the Durex Global Sex Survey, South Africans and Nigerians are among the most satisfied people in the world when it comes to sex, or having the most orgasms.
"Two-thirds of South Africans claim to orgasm regularly, compared to 48% of people globally," the condom manufacturer said on Tuesday in a statement issued to mark the survey's release.
The online study questioned more than 26 000 respondents across 26 countries about every aspect of their sex lives in a bid to chart comprehensively "what constitutes sexual well-being".
Among other things, it found Nigeria to be the most sexually satisfied nation (at 67%), followed by Mexico (63%), India (61%) and Poland (54%). The least sexually satisfied people in the world, according to the survey, are the Japanese, with a mere 15% of respondents from that country giving their love lives a thumbs-up.
Although most Malaysians agree that sex is important, fewer than two in five (38%) of them are satisfied with their sex lives.
"On average, South Africans have sex 120 times a year -- considerably more than the global average of 103. It is the sexed-up Greeks who have the most sex, at 164 times a year, with Brazil next (145), followed by Poland and Russia (both 143). "The Japanese are the least sexually active nation, having sex just 48 times a year," Durex said.
South Africans also spend more time actually having sex, with sessions lasting an average 20 minutes, compared with the 18-minute world average, the survey found.
"The Nigerians take the longest time over sex, at 24 minutes per session, while Indians have the quickest sex, at 13 minutes."
South Africans are well ahead in terms of physical aspects - frequency of sex,
Few Malaysians satisfied with their sex life
However, while South Africans may be having the most orgasms, the survey warns they are failing to set the bedroom alight. "South Africans are well ahead in terms of physical aspects -- frequency of sex, time spent having sex and the ability to orgasm -- [but] could do better emotionally.
"More than half (51%) ... would like more time alone with our partners; a similar number are seeking more love and romance; 44% want a better idea of how we can please our partners; and 42% would like improved communication and intimacy."
The survey found hectic, modern lifestyles are affecting people's sex lives, with 55%of respondents wishing they felt less stressed out and tired.
Interestingly, South Africans were "not adverse to a little experimentation". More than half of the respondents said they were keen to try out new activities. "It is role play (16%), sexual fantasies (14%), bondage (12%) and giving anal sex (11%) that top the wish lists," Durex said.
UPDATE: 26 SEPT 2007
Survey: 62% lead exciting sex lives
Four in five Malaysians have sex on a weekly basis, and 35% actually “do it” three times or more.
With those figures, Malaysia is already head and shoulders above the rest of the world when it comes to frequency, as globally, only 67% make love every week while a measly 10% actually “do it” three times a week or more.
But despite the lead, Malaysians are obviously more randy judging by the results of the latest part of the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey, aptly called “In The Bedroom.”
More than half (54%) of the respondents actually want to have sex more often, just slightly lower than the global average of 62%.
And for every three out of five Malaysians, it is no holds barred for them as 60% of the respondents actually admitted to being uninhibited when it comes to sex.
At the other end however, as many as 31% still felt uncomfortable telling their partners what they want.
On a more ironic note, almost two-thirds (62%) of Malaysians claim to lead exciting love lives, quite a contrast when compared with the result of the survey's first part released in April that reported only 38% being satisfied with their sex lives.
Globally, only half the respondents said they led exciting love lives, with 43% of Thais and 32% of the survey takers from Hong Kong responding similarly.
And despite being pretty much world-renowned for their kinkiness, only 10% of the Japanese confessed to leading exciting love lives.
The survey also revealed that a relaxing massage was important to two thirds (67%) of Malaysians while 45% confess to having a thing for wearing sexy underwear.
When asked what would improve their love lives, Malaysians rated “more romance” (74%) as their top pick, followed by better communication with their partner (66%) and more fun (64%).
Apart from that, the survey also revealed that 62% of Malaysians expect their partners to become more experimental in their love lives and are optimistic that it would happen within 10 years.
More than 26,000 people from 26 countries took part in the online survey conducted in August and September last year.
Durex is publishing the data over a period of 18 months to take an in-depth look at a variety of topics, including sexual experimentation, physical pleasure, emotional aspects of sex, first sex and education.
Americans Suck at Sex… According to Durex Global Survey 2007/2008
The results of the 2007/2008 Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey results are in - and Americans should be sad.
Americans spend nearly three hours every week grooming themselves, but less than one hour on foreplay and sexual intercourse. It’s no wonder that only 46% of us describe our love lives as exciting, or existent for that matter.
On average, Americans spend 35 minutes on foreplay and sexual intercourse each session. And since we have sex once every 4.3 days, that averages out to about 57 minutes per week – 14 minutes below the global average.
Durex also revealed that Americans are having a lot less sex than just about everyone else in the world, and when we do, less than half are fully satisfied. Great job, U.S.
Americans have sex just 85 times a year (about once every 4.3 days), well below the global average of 103 times (about once every 3.5 days), with only the Japanese (48 times), residents of Hong Kong (82 times) and Nigerians (84 times) having less sex.
Key findings about Americans compared to the world after the jump!
While Americans might be somewhat bored in bed, we have ideas about what we can do to improve their sex lives; most notably, less stressful lives (37%) and more romance (35%) top the list.
Other key findings from the report include:
American men average 13 partners, which is:
- Ten less than Canadians (23)
- Three less than the British (16)
- One less than Mexicans (14)
- Equal to the global average (13)
American women average nine partners, which is:
- One less than Canadians (10)
- One less than the British (10)
- Three more than Mexicans (6)
- Two more than the global average (7)
Oral sex (69%) and sensual massage (62%) top the list of activities in the bedroom
More than four out of ten (42%) enjoy sexual fantasies and erotica (41%) to boost the libido
Older people still enjoy a variety of activities to keep passion alive, as more than 52% of those 55 or older give oral sex and 29% act out sexual fantasies
Globally, 48% of those 55 or older practice oral sex and more than a third (36%) act out sexual fantasies
UPDATE: MAY 2008
Malaysians are having lots of sex but they just do not seem to be enjoying it all that much.
While last year’s Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey said four in five Malaysians were having sex on a weekly basis – this year’s results reveals that only 44% of Malaysians managed to achieve orgasm every time they have sex.
However, Singaporeans fare worse. Only 36% usually manage to feel the earth move, according to the survey’s latest report entitled “The Big O”.
Gender-wise, 62% of Malaysian males almost always reach climax during sex while women get a raw deal – only 25% almost always achieving orgasm.
The survey also found that 86% of Malaysians who frequently had orgasm feel sexually at ease with themselves while 60% of those who regularly came to a climax also enjoyed good psychological health.
Globally, the leaders are the Italians, Spaniards, Mexicans and South Africans who are most likely to climax every time with 66% usually managing to hit the spot.
Least likely to achieve an orgasm are the Chinese and people from Hong Kong (both 24%), followed closely by the Japanese (27%).
Reproductive and sexual health specialist, Dr Mohd Ismail Mohd Tambi, said that while orgasms are not the be all and end all of sex, regularly achieving orgasms improves emotional and overall well-being.
“If you want to have an orgasm, it is important that you surrender yourself to the good feelings you are experiencing. Relaxation is crucial.”
Dr Mohd Ismail said work worries should also be left outside the bedroom as couples needed to have protected and uninterrupted time.
Globally, eight in 10 people who frequently have orgasm felt close to their partner during sex.
The survey was conducted among 26,000 people in 26 countries of which 1,026 were Malaysians.
They were questioned on key aspects of their sex lives such as health, education, beliefs, attitudes to sex and social circumstances.
UPDATE: NOV 2008
Over a third of Japanese couples skip sex: survey
More than a third of married couples in Japan have stopped having sex, many of them because they are too tired or just can't be bothered, a government-backed medical researcher said.
About 37 percent of couples surveyed this year by Kunio Kitamura, head of the Japan Family Planning Association, said they had not had sex for at least a month, compared with 32 percent in 2004.
The most common reason, given by a quarter of the males surveyed, was being too tired after work, while 19 percent of women said sex was too much of a hassle and a boring pastime.
"It's a question of work-life balance," Kitamura said in a telephone interview. "This is not something that the individual can tackle alone. The people who run companies need to do something about it."
His written survey involved 647 men and 821 women aged up to 49, who are married.
The trend could have serious consequences for Japan, whose falling birthrate and aging population are continuing headaches for the government.
The average number of children born to a Japanese woman in her lifetime was 1.34 in 2007, compared with 2.1 in the United States in 2006.
Kitamura said doctors may also be partly to blame for Japan's negative attitudes toward sex during pregnancy or after giving birth.
THE BIG CHEATING SURVEY
Bad sex causes 50 per cent of men to stray
Good sex can be a great healer - It can help solve sleeping problems, make you feel great, confident and successful and can even help to cure the common cold.
Bad sex, on the other hand, can incerase the risks of cheating - it is apparently driving every second man into the arms of another woman! That was the conclusion of a survey of 1,000 people by online dating agency Parship, in co-operation with marketing research agency Innofact.
Everything is wonderful in bed when the love is new and there is still that lust at first sight. But the everyday routine of being a couple dissolves that element of excitement. The sex becomes routine and happens less and less often. That is causing 50 per cent of men to search for new
sexual fulfilment and cheat on their partner! Women also stray, according to the survey, but for different reasons. Apparently ladies are more likely to have affairs when they feel like they aren’t getting enough attention from their men!
Check out the reasons why men and women stray:
WHY MEN STRAY
They are dissatisfied in bed (48 percent).
WHY WOMEN STRAY
They are not being given enough attention (53 percent).
WHAT IS YOUR ERECTION HARDNESS SCORE?
According to the new concensus, it's not just to achieve an erection sufficient for sexual penetration. The question is "how hard?" Semi-hard? Three-quater hard? Rock-hard?. The Global Better sex Survey indicates that erection hardness is vital for a good satisfying sexual experience. So, you better take a hard look at your phalus. If you can really give your partner a "hard" time, they will give you hard time too.
Over 60% of Singapore women not satisfied with their sex partners erection
An Asia Pacific sexual health survey in 13 countries including Singapore has uncovered staggering levels of sexual dissatisfaction among 60 per cent of both men and women, thanks to erectile dysfunction (ED).
The survey indicated that one in two men in Singapore has ED - unsatisfactory erection hardness. Over 60% of women in Singapore said they are not satisfied with their partner erection hardness.
The Asia Pacific Sexual Health and Overall Wellness (AP SHOW) survey was based on survey of 3,957 sexually active men and women (2,016 males and 1,941 females). The respondents were aged between 25-74 years and had had sexual intercourse at least once in the past 12 months. In Singapore, 224 people (117 males and 107 females) took part in the study.
The survey found that men with ED are less satisfied with sex and other aspects of the sexual experience.
The survey also found that men and women who are "completely" or "very satisfied" with sex are more than three times more likely to feel good about their relationships and life overall compared to those who are only "somewhat" or "not at all satisfied" with sex. Fifty four per cent of men with optimal erectile function say that it is "very true" that they feel good about their relationships compared to 47 per cent with suboptimal erections.
Among women, this difference is significantly more pronounced - 65 per cent of women whose partners have optimal erection function say that it is "very true" that they feel good about their relationships, compared to only 32 per cent of women whose partners have suboptimal erections.
Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical company that makes Viagra – a drug that treat erectile dysfunction (ED) came out with a 4 levels erection hardness scale (“EHS”) to measure and classify men penis hardness in 2007. Hardness levels of 3 and below being unsatisfactory. Level 4 being the most ideal is defined as being completely hard and erected during intercourse.
The EHS tool is based on a straightforward 1 to 4 scale. Patients are merely asked to assess their level of hardness based on the following:
EHS 1 = Penis is larger but not hard
EHS 2 = Penis is hard, but not hard enough for penetration
EHS 3 = Penis is hard enough for penetration but not completely hard
EHS 4 = Penis is completely hard and fully rigid
Hardness = Better Sex
Malaysians not so hot in bedroom
A surprisingly high number of Malaysians are not sexually satisfied, a survey by pharmaceutical company Pfizer has revealed.
Two out of three Malaysian men and three out of four women are not satisfied with their sex lives, the Asia-Pacific Sexual Health and Overall Wellness survey stated. Malaysians are ranked sixth among 13 countries but, if it’s any consolation, Singaporeans fared worse. They are in eighth spot.
India topped the list with 70% of the respondents saying they were satisfied with their sex lives while Japan reported the lowest sexual satisfaction rate at 10%. “The Malaysian figure is higher than the overall Asia Pacific results where 57% of men and 64% of women reported being not very satisfied with sex,” said Dr Rosie King, who led the study in the Asia Pacific region from May to July 2008.
“The survey links the level of erection hardness to sexual satisfaction for men.” said Dr King during a roundtable discussion at a hotel here yesterday.
The level of erection hardness is measured in a scale of one to four using the Erection Hardness Score (EHS) developed by the European Association of Urology.
“Level one is like tofu where the male organ is large but not hard, level two is similar to a peeled banana where it’s not hard enough for penetration, level three is like an unpeeled banana where it’s hard enough for penetration but not completely, and level four is similar to a cucumber where it’s completely hard and fully rigid,” explained Dr King.
The men were required to evaluate themselves using the EHS during the survey and 40% of Malaysian men reported that they experienced erection below grade four.
Compared to their EHS grade four counterparts, these men have sex less often, are less sexually satisfied, and may suffer from lack of self confidence, or worse, depression.
“We found that greater sexual satisfaction is strongly associated with greater satisfaction with life overall. Generally, men and women who are highly satisfied with their sex life have a more positive outlook on their relationships and life.
In Malaysia, 102 men and 100 women were selected nationwide based onage, marital status, education level, and income to participate in the survey.
UPDATE: May 2009
Wife Gifts 1 Year Of Sex To Husband For Birthday
A US woman has written a book about the unusual gift she gave her husband for his 40th birthday - 365 nights of sex.High-flying PR exec Charla Muller, from North Carolina, hit upon the idea for her salesman husband Brad, now 42, and has written a book about the year.
"When I offered my husband sex every day for a year to celebrate his 40th birthday he literally fell over. After hearing the words, Brad slipped on a toy on the floor and landed with a thud. As I had spent so long thinking about an exciting present that I thought he would love, I was confident he would say yes. But to my astonishment, Brad refused my offer. He said: “It’s a great idea, I just don’t think you really mean it.”
Being intimate at night meant we worked better as a couple during the day. Our house ran better because we were more agreeable. Having sex regularly made me start looking around, wondering who else was getting good loving. Is it the good-looking women or the regular mums — like me? Looks can be very deceiving. Sometimes I don’t shave my legs and have stinky breath, but Brad still finds me sexy.
I worried our sex every day arrangement may become a routine, like brushing my teeth or having a shower. On the third month, Brad had to call it a day during one session. “We’ve been doing it for 88 days straight,” he said. “I don’t think I have it in me. After all, there’s always tomorrow.”
After six months of the gift, we both worried whether it was possible to keep things new and exciting. I didn’t have the energy to constantly spice things up. Before, just having sex was new and exciting. Now we had to turn it up a notch to get out of the land of run-of-the-mill sex, to the kingdom of earth-shattering, wake-the-neighbours sex.
But we were nearing the end of our agreement, and although all I wanted to do was crawl under the covers and go to sleep, I realised: Sometimes you gotta do it when you just don’t want to.
It was just like spending Christmas with your in-laws or cheering on a football team you couldn’t care less about. “Let’s get on with it,” I muttered to Brad. “Just close your eyes.” Brad sighed, and did just that.
The day after Brad’s 41st birthday I was giddy with excitement, relieved and ebullient that I didn’t have to have sex every day. I bounced around the house, singing: “I did it, I did it,” under my breath.
I was deeply satisfied that I had carried the present through."
UPDATE: Sept 2009
Why women have sex: To relieve boredom, win favours... or to stop a headache
For every woman expecting the earth to move, it would seem there are two with more practical motives.
From relieving boredom, to keeping the peace in a relationship or even curing a headache, the reasons for succumbing to the advances of the opposite sex are many and varied.
Romance and passion, it has to be said, comes rather low down the list, according to a new book.
One woman even admitted to having sex just so her husband would put the rubbish out.
Cindy Meston and David Buss, authors of Why Women Have Sex, highlight 200 specific reasons.
'Research has shown that most men find most women at least somewhat sexually attractive, whereas most women do not find most men sexually attractive at all,' conclude the authors, both psychology professors at the University of Texas.
Having apparently discounted physical attraction, the 1,000 women interviewed by Prof Meston gave a huge range of reasons for sleeping with a man.
One said she did it for a spiritual experience, proclaiming: 'It's the closest thing to God.'
But in most cases the explanations were far more mundane, with 84 per cent admitting to having sex just to ensure a quiet life or to bargain-for household chores.
One woman explained: 'I have sex to relieve the boredom - because it's easier than fighting. Plus it gives me something to do.' For others, it provides an unlikely cure for a migraine or stress headache.
While it may not come as welcome news, some women have sex out of sympathy, with one admitting: 'I slept with a couple of guys because I felt sorry for them.'
But most have selfish motives, with financial or material rewards a major factor behind many sexual encounters.
In one survey of students carried out by the researchers, nearly one in ten women admitted to 'having sex for presents'.
Other reasons included: 'he bought me a nice dinner', 'he spent a lot of money on me early on' and 'he showed me he had an extravagant lifestyle'. And rather than love or romance, for many women sex is just about fun.
Six in ten university students in one survey said they regularly slept with a male friend who was not their boyfriend.
One, who was at a different college from her boyfriend, explained it was because 'life is too damn short to be waiting four years to have sex again'.
Others confessed they did it to improve their sexual performance, with one explaining: 'I have had sex with my boyfriend to make my sexual skills better.'
The research concluded, perhaps predictably, that women are attracted to tall men with a deep voice, who smell good.
A symmetrical body also helps, since it is a genetic indicator of health and suggests he will give his lover strong children.
However, those who don't live up to this ideal can take some comfort. Their lower level of testosterone may win over the ladies too, because it suggests they are less likely to run off with another woman.
MORE UPDATE: OCT 2009
Hardness is the way to happiness: sex survey
Men's confidence in their erections varies widely across Europe with Spanish men most worried and Germans the happiest, a survey for the makers of Viagra has shown.
The study of 12 European countries commissioned by drugs giant Pfizer revealed on Monday that 95 percent of adults believe a man's sexual confidence is the essential ingredient for a good sex life.
And 84 percent of men surveyed believe the most important element of a man's sexual confidence is his ability to please his partner sexually, while almost three quarters of women questioned agreed.
However, more than a third of women believe their partner would like to experience harder erections in order to improve their sex lives.
Spanish men were the most concerned about their erections, with 83 percent saying they would like to be harder in order to improve their sex lives, while Turkish men were second on 80 percent and Italians third on 76 percent.
German men are the most comfortable, with just 40 percent saying they wished they had harder erections.
"These survey results confirm previous research which shows that the hardness of a man's erection is intrinsically linked to confidence in his ability to please his partner sexually," said Dr John Dean, Sexual Physician at the independently owned non-profit London Clinic.
"Men need to feel confident about sex in order to enjoy their sexual experience, but to feel sexually confident, men also need to know that they can both satisfy their partner's sexual needs and get a hard erection."
The survey of 8,576 men and women also showed that 90 percent of respondents believe a lack of sexual confidence can have a negative impact on a man's overall self-confidence.
The findings confirmed that erection problems increase with age.
Ian Banks, a doctor and consultant for the independent British-based Men's Health Forum, said: "Erection problems can affect men of all ages and are more common than people realise. This survey shows that 70 percent of European men between the ages of 25 to 64 years are experiencing hard erections, this decreases to just one in two for men aged between 55 and 64.
"As a result, these men may be missing out on being sexually confident and the ability to please their partner, and are also at risk of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem."
The survey was conducted in April and May. Herewith the percentage of men who would like to experience harder erections in order to improve their sex life:
Spain: 83 percent
Turkey: 80 percent
Italy: 76 percent
Britain: 62 percent
France: 57 percent
Belgium: 50 percent
Sweden: 47 percent
Romania, Denmark: 46 percent
Netherlands: 42 percent
Finland: 41 percent
Germany: 40 percent
UPDATE: JAN 2010
(Horoscope) Are you in luck for sex in 2010?
Are you in luck for sex in 2010?
It's a new year, but are you in luck? For those who are concerned about the fulfillment of their sex life, you might be keen to know: To what extent, what extent will you be "in luck"? Nuyou looks to the stars and signs to find out your sex horoscope, wishing you best in your sex life this lunar new year!
Aries, 21/3 - 20/4
If you've been withholding your passions, don't. Otherwise, how are you going to spark off flames of love? In 2010, work on this. You tend to be headstrong and dislike people who oppose you, but when it comes to having sex, you should listen to your partner's feedback, because in reality, your performance in bed is still amateur. This year, you are exceptionally possessive, your partner might end up finding that the relationship is stifling. Be careful that your obvious concern for your partner does not backfire on you. He or she might, in turn, feel made use of as an object to satisfy your sexual thirsts. Control your emotions properly, otherwise, you might run the risk of breaking up!
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Ensure ample light on your doorstep to brighten up your marriage path.
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Leo
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Scorpio
Best location for making love: Holiday resort
Best way to turn the heat up: Use bedsheets with flower motifs
Best sexual position: Reverse Cowgirl position
Things to look out for: Artificial flowers and grass in your home will spoil your chances at love.
Taurus, 21/4 - 20/5
If you are inconsiderate to other's feelings and lack the courage to sweet-talk, your partner will complain you're an ice-cube!. Learn to express yourself, show your hidden, buried passion. If not, you will be defeated by the third party, and your partner will leave you even if you give chase! You believe that besides lustful passion, there needs to be love. This will help you to win happiness. Follow through with this, care for your partner, enhance your foreplay.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Clean up all your cabinets and drawers, keep things systematically
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Pisces
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Aquarius
Best location for making love: Dimly lit dining room
Best way to turn the heat up: Hold on until the very last second before you remove the lingerie
Best sexual position: The traditional missionary style would be sufficient
Things to look out for: Your libido is high, and may climax easily, foreplay must be controlled, not too heated up
Gemini, 21/5 - 20/6
If you are attractive and have no wish to settle down - this might be a good thing for you this year. 2010 is not a good year for marriage if you're still single. Continue to look around to see who might be better suited for you. Whether you're married or not, there are many temptations that will test your willpower.You must remember, you can't afford the consequences, especially not this year! Instead, why don't you take this year to tone down and cultivate yourself.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Crystal accessories by your side always
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Sagittarus
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Capricorn
Best location for making love: Playroom (even those for children)
Best way to turn the heat up: Playing cards, the one who loses will have to seduce the other party
Best sexual position: Keep changing positions throughout
Things to look out for: Watch your volume. Your groans could be so loud that it can be heard outside the room
Cancer, 21/6 - 20/7
The male will have a mother-love complex and the female will have a father-love complex. If you particularly have an interest the the mature type, be wary of entering into a forbidden relationship. If you pay too much attention to spirituality over physicality, you may be neglecting physical bonding. If your partner is one for novelty, chances are you will be left alone in bed. Change your dorky style, only then you will become more sexy.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Be mindful of your dining room decor, use round or oval-shaped dining table.
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Scorpio
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Aries
Best location for making love: Nursury
Best way to turn the heat up: Ask your partner to role-play as a child for your pleasure
Best sexual position: Doggy style and hug your partner tight
Things to look out for: Cramps easily
Leo, 21/7 - 21/8
Your spiritual trouble is lightening up, and you can concentrate on enjoying love and pleasure. The old problem of wanting to lead on the bed still hasn't changed, your partner is extremely upset. Beware of this! This is an important year for mending your love life, including sex life. Take note of physical seduction and fickle-mindedness. Masturbation would satisfy you better.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Photos of gorgeous men and women are to be kept away from eye's view
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Aries
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Virgo
Best location for making love: In the club
Best way to turn the heat up: Flirt with loud music in the background
Best sexual position: Your partner's back facing you
Things to look out for: When role-play becomes torture, it would be disastrous.
Virgo, 22/8 - 22/9
Release! Release! You desire more and more to walk out of the old school mindset. This year it's time to take a big step forward. You are someone who is mindful of the importance of spiritual comfort, after enjoying physical comfort, you are likely to get addicted. Premarital sex will weigh you down with problems as you ponder about your partner being the 'right one'. So, when you have lust, it is best to curb this desire.
Quickest way to change your "love luck"ut fresh flowers at both your house and your workplace
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Capricorn
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Leo
Best location for making love: The most romantic atmosphere(As long as you're alright with it)
Best way to turn the heat up: Right after shower, and cuddle in a clean bed
Best sexual position: Facing each other. Close your eyes, and enjoy the feeling of being showered with love
Things to look out for: To let your partner feel your passion
Libra, 9/23 - 22/10
Forget about the previous relationship that was not meant to be. In this coming year, take it easy and seek comfort with a fixed sex partner. There is no need to hurry into marriage. For those who are already in a marriage, life will not be dull. "Accidents" are rather frequent so do take an extra precaution. Well, do not fret much if unwanted pregnancy occurs, help the government and get your baby bonus!
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Create the opportunity for the person you like to taste your specialty dish
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Aquarius
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Cancer
Best location for making love: The kitchen, surrounded with tea light candles
Best way to turn the heat up: Play some romantic music and cosy up for a warm heart-to-heart talk
Best sexual position: Seated face-to-face, accompanied with hugging and lingering kisses Things to look out for: The clothes that are scattered haphazardly while undressing can be a turn-off
Scorpio, 23/10 - 22/11
The desire for a family is mixing up with your sexual needs. There is a need to discern what you really want. One night stands are not your cup of tea. What you want is a faithful relationship but with so many temptations around this year, will you be able to stay true? All the best, we say!
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Find a corner in your home and lay a carpet. Step on it regularly
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Cancer
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Aries
Best location for making love: In the hotel
Best way to turn the heat up: Caressing each other under dim and mellowed lights
Best sexual position: Hug each other tightly in bed with you facing his back
Things to look out for: Indoor air must be well circulated
Sagittarius, 23/11 - 20/11
It has been awhile since you last felt any intense emotions. The previous bad experiences have left a scar. This year, your love life won't have much difference to the past year. Clear your thoughts and abandon the previous mess. If you're married, you may consider a short getaway trip to re-ignite the passion between you two. Embrace the whole new experience and feel the blissfulness that it'll bring.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Cleanliness is key, keep your home neat.
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Gemini
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Pisces
Best location for making love: Anywhere as long as both parties are game for it
Best way to turn the heat up: Include interesting foreplay games
Best sexual position: Expect the unexpectable, such as a standing position
Things to look out for: Do not always give in to him
Capricorn, 21/12 - 19/1
Are you firmly hanging on to your partner like a life-buoy and wiling to forgo sex for him? Beware, that is a time bomb waiting to explode this year. While sex is not a necessity in a relationship, you have the rights to chase what you desire if it means contemplating about the current situation you're in.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": If your purse allows you to, indulge in a spa treatment
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Virgo
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Gemini
Best location for making love: Places of lodging during your overseas trip
Best way to turn the heat up: Star gazing on a vast patch of grass (disclaimer: going all the way on the spot is wrong!)
Best sexual position: The guy will be standing and catching his partner who will jump onto him
Things to look out for: Let each other know where your g-spot is
Aquarius, 20/1 - 18/2
This is the year to stay low. Listen good, for those who are cheating on their partner (shame on you), come August, everything will unravel itself. It is advisable to sort of the mess before August, or else it'll take a toll on your sexual experiences. You'll feel the guilt during intercourse and feel strained for the wrong reasons.
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Find nice and comfortable pair of shoes to wear
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Aquarius
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Taurus
Best location for making love: Only at each other's house
Best way to turn the heat up: Imagine that you've struck gold and you're bringing your lover for a honeymoon
Best sexual position: Other than the typical missionary position, any other inflexible moves is too tough
Things to look out for: Care about each others' feelings
Pisces, 19/2 - 20/3
Your current relationship is in an adverse situation. While there is happiness, it is not shared. This year will bring about a sense of stability and a wave of lost feelings. Your other half will take the initiative to make things better in the relationship so reciprocate accordingly. Constantly showing signs of affection is one way to guarantee a blissful sex live!
Quickest way to change your "love luck": Show your gentle yet cheeky side in front of people
Most satisfying lover's horoscope: Taurus
Least satisfying lover's horoscope: Sagitarius
Best location for making love: Any bathroom with a bathtub
Best way to turn the heat up: Lying in bed, hugging
Best sexual position: Tricks won't work as well as tender care and passionate touch to the skin Things to look out for: Be careful, you'll experience a lack of oxygen
UPDATE: Feb 2010
People who have frequent sex are generally healthier.
Researchers have long known that not only is sex fun (when done with the right person, of course), but that people who have frequent sex tend to live longer and have healthier hearts and lower rates of certain cancers.
These studies also show that men with an active sex life have healthier sperm, and sexually active women have fewer menopause symptoms.
In a British study, people who had intercourse twice a week or more were less likely to have heart attacks and other fatal coronary events.
Those who had sex less than once a month had twice the rates of fatal coronary events, compared with those with the highest frequency of intercourse.
In a study published in the journal Biological Psychology, people who had sex more often tended to have lower diastolic blood pressure, or the bottom number in a blood pressure reading.
A French study found that women who have intercourse not at all or infrequently had three times the risk of breast cancer, compared with women who had intercourse more often.
A Minnesota study found that men who’d had intercourse more than 3,000 times in their lives had half the prostate cancer risk of those who had not.
While it’s not clear why this would be true, studies have found that men who had more intercourse tended to have better prostate function and eliminated more waste products in their semen.
A study of healthy German adults revealed that men and women who had sex more frequently tended to be slimmer than folks who didn’t have as much sex.
Sex burns 50 to 60 calories per encounter, so sex three times a week for a month would burn about 700 calories or the equivalent of jogging about seven miles.
A group of men being treated for erectile problems saw greater increases in testosterone when, along with the treatments, they had frequent sex.
Specifically, men who had sex at least eight times per month had greater increases than those who had sex less than eight times per month.
In three studies, men who had frequent intercourse had a higher volume of semen, a higher sperm count and a higher percentage of healthier sperm, compared with men who tended to participate in other sexual activities.
UPDATE: MAR 2010
Austrian men have the most sex partners
Austrian men have the most sex partners in the world, according to the British newspaper The Sun.
On average, Austrian blokes sleep with 29.3 women the paper said citing the result of sex atlas research based on various international sex studies.
The sex atlas also shows that women in 20 countries said that German men were the worst sex partners because they were not hygienic.
Forty per cent of Australian women have used artificial means to augment the size of their breasts, more than in any other country.
Among women, New Zealand women have the most sex partners on average, 20.4 men.
Thai men have the least staying power, with their sexual encounters lasting an average of only 10 minutes.
The atlas says an international study by condom producer Durex showed that Greek men were the horniest in the world.
Indians especially love telephone sex. The first hot-line was so popular that many customers went into debt to keep using it, with the result that the Indian government eventually banned it.
The Japanese and the French love orgies. Some 500 people participated in the XXL sex party in Japan, and 41 per cent of French have admitted to having participated in an orgy, according to a poll by Marie-Claire magazine.
The atlas claims the Spaniards are the most-ardent love makers, the Brazilians have the most staying power, and the English love sex toys.
Statistics prove a third of Britons injured themselves having sex in 2009
Statistics prove a third of Britons injured themselves having sex in the last year
An online poll suggests up to 18 million Britons have suffered injuries from boisterous lovemaking sessions during the past year.
A spokesman said research indicates millions of Britons have suffered injuries to their muscles, necks, shoulders, ankles, wrists, knees and elbows while having sex during the past year while 2 percent of respondents reported breaking bones as a result of rough coitus.
The spokesman said an estimated 5 percent of Britons have taken time off from work to recover from sex-related wounds.
"Sex is a risky business these days," the spokesman said. "Our advice would be to remove any dangerous objects well before you plan to start making love and take care while in the act."
UPDATE: 7SEPT 2011
Frenchman ordered to pay wife damages for lack of sex
A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage. The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”.
A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”. The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom. A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce and ruled the husband named only as Jean-Louis B. was solely responsible for the split.
But the 47-year-old ex-wife then took him back to court demanding 10,000 euros in compensation for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”. The ex-husband claimed “tiredness and health problems” had prevented him from being more attentive between the sheets.
But a judge in the south of France’s highest court in Aix-en-Provence ruled: “A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent. By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other.”
UPDATE: 17 APRIL 2012
Shy Hong Kongers urged to have more sex
Sex experts are urging Hong Kongers to strip off their reputation as some the least active lovers in Asia to get more out of their sex lives and overcome challenges of privacy in a cramped city.
"People say Hong Kongers have the least amount of sexual knowledge in the world. One of the reasons is they have no place to have sex," said professor Emil Ng, associate director at the Family Institute of the University of Hong Kong.
Financial pressure, career-driven mentalities and limited space are seen as key drivers of a fertility rate that is one of the lowest in the world by some measures, with an average 1.04 births per woman according to the World Bank.
Ng, who believes monogamy in general is "behind the times", thinks another factor driving Hong Kong's sexual timidity is sky-high property prices.
Younger Hong Kong residents typically live at home deep into their 20s or 30s because they can't afford to marry and move out earlier, meaning that many sleep in close proximity to their parents in cramped apartments.
"Hong Kong is too crowded and lacks the privacy people need to have sex," said Ng, who organized the fifth Hong Kong Sex Cultural Festival which took place last month.
The festival, held jointly by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Sex Education Association, aimed to promote more liberal views on sex in the socially conservative southern Chinese city.
And in a sign that traditional Chinese attitudes towards sex may be changing, a record number of visitors showed up at the recent 2012 China Adult-Care Expo of adult wares in China's biggest city of Shanghai.
This year's expo -- Asia's largest trade fair for the adult industry -- was the biggest in the event's nine-year history, attracting thousands of visitors, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported.
Under the covers
When it comes to going under the covers, Hong Kong couples are content with having sex less than twice a week, according to a 2011 survey published by City University's Community College.
More than half of the women questioned in the Hong Kong survey admitted feigning illness or tiredness to avoid sex when they were not in the mood.
The study of nearly 1,000 adults aged 36 to 80 showed that men were satisfied with having sex an average of 1.9 times a week, while women were content with 1.6 times.
This compares with the top rate of more than three times per week in Greece, more than twice in India and less than once per week in Japan, according to British condom manufacturer Durex, whose 2008 survey found Hong Kongers ranked third lowest in the world in sexual confidence.
"Hong Kong is always near the bottom of the list in terms of sexual frequency in those Durex annual surveys. It may not be a very scientific research, but it still says a lot about Hong Kong," said Ng.
A similar Durex survey released last year also showed a decline in sexual activity in China. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they were sexually inactive, a 15-percentage point increase from 2006.
The problem is worse for heterosexual women than for men in Hong Kong due to cultural issues tied to status and wealth, and social expectations about the role of women, said Dr Petula Ho, a sexologist from the University of Hong Kong.
Making matters worse for women, they vastly outnumber men in Hong Kong. There is less than one man for every 1.2 women between the ages of 20 and 39, according to official figures from last year.
"Straight women in Hong Kong are in poverty in terms of sex. They have few sexual possibilities and options. Even if you're a male truck driver, you can find a woman in rural China," Ho said.