Americans 'have more sex'.
October 17, 2000 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Americans 'have more sex'. No, that's not a order. But according to Durex, you're meant to be getting it more often, at a younger age. Does this say "as much about bragging as actual sexual behaviour"? Or are we just being led to think that "we are strange if we aren't thinking about sex all the time", as this Salon piece suggests?
posted by holgate (8 comments total)


 
16.4 years - I find that really sad and disturbing. I'm only 2 years past that, and the level of maturity and wisdom has grown exponentially since then. Then again, stats and numbers don't mean shit - especially when you find out later they gave this survey at Slutville High.
posted by Satapher at 3:20 PM on October 17, 2000


Beware self reported data. What this tells us is just that Americans like to brag about having sex more than other people. I'm French and I refute that report. We do have more sex than other people!
posted by otravers at 4:09 PM on October 17, 2000


I would like to know if the survey took sex with foreigners into consideration. What about all those Americans having sex with the Greeks. Or the French with the Russians? If these scenarios were considered, was it like hockey, where in the event of overtime, each team is given at least one point in the standings? Does each respective country get to claim the sexual act? Would the nationality of a particular sex designate who could score the claim? The male? The female? And would the French be the only ones allowed to call dibs on a ménage à trois?
posted by Hankins at 6:17 PM on October 17, 2000


A good kiss is more erotic than any act of coitus. Just my opinion.BTW, if men got laid as much as they claim to get laid, civilization would collapse because everyone would be too busy fucking!
posted by Mr. skullhead at 7:09 PM on October 17, 2000


Hankins you make some excellent points.

also...
Something i wondered about...if this is a Durex survey, perhaps people buying condoms in america were the main subjects of the survey. Stands to reason that people buying condoms are having sex, or at least expecting to...more so than people who aren't?
posted by th3ph17 at 7:11 PM on October 17, 2000


"No, that's not a order." Damn. I haven't gotten any since July. And that only half counted. Before that...well over a year.

And yes, I know that's not really that terrible.
posted by CrayDrygu at 7:12 PM on October 17, 2000


If this is bragging, then why isn't a poll on income or savings or whatever bragging also? We tend to believe those. I think this reflects reality which means selling faith-based bullshit on abstinence has and will never work, but we should be providing free condoms and sexual education at those ages. Well, I got sex ed in public school before 16, but no free condoms. Then again, there's freecondoms.com.


posted by skallas at 11:18 PM on October 17, 2000


A good kiss is more erotic than any act of coitus. Just my opinion.

Hear, hear.

-mahz
posted by Mars Saxman at 10:50 AM on October 18, 2000


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