• Germany's news in English
 

Germans have better sex: survey

Published: 29 Apr 2008 17:06 GMT+02:00

The survey found that 55 percent of Germans older than 16 years of age have regular orgasms, compared to 48 percent of the rest of the world. Industriousness by German men contributed to most of that high number - 80 percent of the men surveyed said they nearly or always climax during sex, while the worldwide average was 63 percent.

While German women reported about the same frequency of climax as women in other countries - at 33 percent of all sexual encounters - they also reported being more satisfied with the quality of their orgasms.

Two-thirds of German women said they were satisfied with the intensity of their climax, compared to 54 percent of women across the world - and more than the 59 percent of Italian women, 55 percent of British women and 47 percent of French women.

Generally men around the world were more satisfied with their orgasms than were women, though in Germany the sexes were equal.

"What was also very interesting was that while we already knew from other studies that sexual activity declines with the length of the relationship, despite the decrease in frequency of activity, we saw satisfaction increase. That's an astonishing result," sex therapist Dr. Ulrike Brandenburg told The Local. "The emotional intimacy seems to increase the intensity of the orgasm."

Men especially reported more frequent orgasms when in a long-term relationship, according to Brandenburg, who analyzed the survey results. Women reported their climaxes decreased slightly in number but increased in intensity.

The Durex survey found that 40 percent of German women in a relationship reported regular orgasms, compared to 22 percent of women in one-night stands.

Fifty-nine percent of women surveyed worldwide over the age of 55 said they were satisfied with the intensity of their orgasms, compared to 49 percent of women surveyed between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.

"With the years I find more fulfillment in our sexuality," one German respondent told researchers. "It's a lot easier for me to have an orgasm, and I experience it more intensely. My husband also knows me better and knows how I like it."

Researchers were also surprised at survey results showing it was easier for male respondents to climax during sex with a partner than through masturbation, Brandenburg said.

Forty-three percent of German women, on the other hand, reported an easier orgasm through masturbation - more than the 23 percent who said sex with a partner brought them to climax more easily.

The Durex research team surveyed more than 26,000 people in 26 countries about their sex lives. In Germany, 1,037 respondents filled out an internet questionnaire.

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Today's headlines
Experts: Steinmeier's Egypt visit is 'wrong'
Frank-Walter Steinmeier with Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in Cairo. Photo:DPA

Experts: Steinmeier's Egypt visit is 'wrong'

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's visit to Egypt on Monday - his first since Abdel Fatah el-Sisi came to power in a 2013 coup - has been condemned as "sad" and "wrong" by experts. READ  

Germany among top ten countries for mums

Germany among top ten countries for mums

Germany took eighth place worldwide in a ranking of the best countries for mothers released by Save the Children on Tuesday. READ  

Schäuble fears Greece deal may fall through
Photo: DPA

Schäuble fears Greece deal may fall through

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble expressed scepticism on Tuesday about whether Greece would be able to strike a deal with international creditors in the next few days on vital financial aid. READ  

Man jailed over kids' deaths in bath
The state court in Kassel. Photo: DPA

Man jailed over kids' deaths in bath

A court in Kassel sentenced a man to three years in jail on Monday after his children died in the bath while he was checking train times at the station. READ  

Elderly burglar foiled after losing glasses
Is Germany experiencing a pensioner crime wave? Photo: DPA

Elderly burglar foiled after losing glasses

One of Germany's oldest burglars has had to spend his 70th birthday in a police hospital after being caught during his latest break-in attempt. READ  

Nightclub owner bans 'aggressive' refugees
File photo: DPA

Nightclub owner bans 'aggressive' refugees

A Bavarian nightclub owner has introduced a ban on refugees after claiming that they were causing trouble in his establishment. READ  

Germans fathered by Allied soldiers speak out
Photos of one 'occupation child' and her parents. Photo: DPA

Germans fathered by Allied soldiers speak out

A quarter of a million Germans were fathered by Allied soldiers after the Second World War. Many have spent their lives not knowing their fathers and stigmatized by their own society. READ  

Supermarket meat needles were 'warning'
The woman speaks with her lawyer in the courtroom. Photo: DPA

Supermarket meat needles were 'warning'

A woman has admitted to a Lübeck court that she placed needles in meat packets in a supermarket in northern Germany, hoping to discourage them from eating mass-produced food. READ  

Train strikes
Drivers' walkout brings fresh rail misery
A man sits on a platform at Munich main station on Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA

Drivers' walkout brings fresh rail misery

The beginning of a six-day strike by train drivers on Tuesday left millions of people across Germany struggling to get to work on Monday morning. READ  

Jobtalk Germany
Are robots about to take away 18 million jobs?
Robots are set to wipe out large sectors of the work force. Photo:DPA

Are robots about to take away 18 million jobs?

A study commissioned by ING-Diba claims that 59 percent of Germany's work force could be replaced by machines and software in the coming decades. The impact on German society is set to be radical. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Five ways Germany falls short on gay rights
Travel
Giant tortoise found riding Munich rail
National
FCK CPS? A-OK with court
National
Germany's 'other genocide' in Africa
Politics
Opinion: Brexit's dangers for Germany
National
Minister shows off top Denglisch
Features
Smart kids all want to work for BMW
Features
Off to Norway at 18 km/hour
National
Arms firms get a 'must do better' mark on ethics
Sport
Bayern's anticlimactic 25th Bundesliga win
Gallery
German beer day: take the tour
Gallery
The smileys Germans love to text
National
Expats face Monday deadline to register to vote for UK election
Politics
A Greek learning politics in Germany
National
Germany's favourite baby names of 2014
National
Germany's 'very poor' lobbying record
Features
The battle of the "Gates of Berlin"
Politics
Merkel's 15 years at the top of German politics
National
VIDEO: Mario Draghi suffers anti-ECB confetti attack
Travel
Lowest of the low: how woman exploited Germanwings crash
Sport
Football and the €30,000 firework
Technology
Why scientists oppose killer robots
Features
Spice up asparagus season with The Local's serving suggestions
Technology
Electrifying 'Ostalgia'
National
Which city is Germany's worst for drivers?
National
Germanwings co-pilot 'searched suicide info'
National
'Cannibal cop' gets 8 years
Shutterstock
Sponsored Article
10 things you didn’t know about Zagreb (and why you should go)
National
Freed after 25 years on death row
National
Cologne Cathedral returns from space
Can the 'nightmare' of a pilot downing a plane be prevented?
Pupils mourn lost classmates
Sponsored Article
What expat parents should ask before choosing a school
National
LIVE: Co-pilot suspected of crashing plane
Is your workload 'out of control'? You're not alone...
Features
Paddy's Day, Berlin style
National
Why east Germans are happy to get it on on camera
National
What would you do with a 250-year-old pretzel?
Features
Just why is the German flag Schwarz, Rot, Gold?
Business & Money
Getting German workers and bosses thinking positive
National
Uplifting thoughts to get you through the last week of winter
National
Who wants the Olympics more - Hamburg or Berlin?
National
Last-minute drama of Germany's Eurovision 2015 entry
National
German photographer takes world's top prize
Features
Meet the woman getting Germans to drink more – and better – beer
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

7,203
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd
?>