Sex isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, at least for Canadian women, says a new study that found the fairer sex are simply “making do” with mediocre sex.
The survey, commissioned by condom maker Durex, talked to 29, 000 women in 36 countries and found only 31 per cent of Canadian women regularly have an orgasm. Surprisingly, 69 per cent of women claimed to be sexually satisfied. Compare this to a whopping 84 per cent of men who claim satisfaction and it appears men and women really are from different worlds.
More than 1,000 Canadians took part in the survey. It found 66 per cent of Canadians claim some sexual satisfaction, while 46 per cent were fully satisfied.
Sarah Forbes-Roberts, co-owner of a Toronto sex shop called Come As You Are, is not surprised that women are as “satisfied” as their partners.
“Generally (with) men from an early age, masturbation is out in the open and there’s less of a need to explore,” she said. “With women it may take longer to orgasm or they don’t know how to, so it’s hard.”
She suggests couples try the “traffic light” method to improve their sex lives. Divide sex acts into three categories: Green light (things both individuals are comfortable doing); yellow light (acts both are comfortable with at least trying) and red light (things one partner simply won’t do).
The survey also found the most satisfied lovers in the world are in South America (72 per cent), slightly ahead of those from Europe (71 per cent), Australasia and North America (both 68 per cent), and Asia (67 per cent).
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