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Sex toy survey: Germans come first

The Local · 28 Mar 2012, 12:17

Published: 28 Mar 2012 12:17 GMT+02:00

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But while 44 percent of Germans like "tools and gadgets that make it more fun" the interest in electric sex aids ends there, since only 16 percent are aroused by "sexy illuminating underwear." This was the joint lowest score, well below the international average of 23 percent.

By contrast, one in three Chinese people said lingerie that lights up does it for them every time.

Before they get the tools and gadgets out, Germans are not averse to a bit of mood-setting – 40 percent said they liked romantic music. But don't bother with your Beyoncé CDs if you want to seduce a German – only four percent like to bonk to R 'n' B.

What separates Germans from other countries, though, is the preference for keeping the lights on. As many as 53 percent of Germans like to see clearly what's going on, a figure topped only by the Spanish with 56 percent.

That figure is in stark contrast to the Brits, 65 percent of whom lived up to their nation's repressed stereotype and said they preferred to have sex in the dark – the largest proportion of all countries surveyed.

More illuminating than Germans' favourite underpants were the various answers to the question, "Why would you turn the light off when you are ready for fun?"

While the vast majority of people across the world answered either, "because it's sexier that way," or "I dare to do the naughty stuff," but some, including 19 percent of Germans, said, "I don't find myself that attractive."

The less charming responses "I don't find my partner that attractive" or "I prefer thinking about someone else" were given by five percent of brutally honest Germans.

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The survey, carried out by Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg's underwear chain, surveyed over 1,700 18-30-year-olds in nine different countries across the globe.

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Your comments about this article

13:12 March 28, 2012 by frankiep
This headline is just begging to be commented on....
13:34 March 28, 2012 by Navigator_B
Vorsprung durch technik.
13:40 March 28, 2012 by insight101
I knew they were hiding a playful side somewhere...
14:07 March 28, 2012 by Lisa Rusbridge
Sex toys can communicate? Talk? Fill out surveys?
14:48 March 28, 2012 by The-ex-pat
13:34 March 28, 2012 by Navigator_B

Vorsprung durch technik.

You mean Vorsprung Pork(ing) technik..............
18:26 March 28, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Do you think the female factory worker in the picture is interested in sex after 8 hours on the job? My guess is NOT.
19:33 March 28, 2012 by Englishted
@Berlin fuer alles

She may steal them but only one at a time and sell them on e-bay.

No wonder she leaves work with a smile ,so do I but not for that reason.
21:35 March 28, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Yes, she does seem to be holding that one with tender loving care.
22:51 March 28, 2012 by wood artist

I'm wondering how best to translate that smile of which you speak. Somehow the words Getting Off Work (as in the end of the shift) just doesn't quite encompass the full meaning.

00:14 March 29, 2012 by Supermog
We Brits are not all repressed! Though most of the ones that are, are female, sadly.
07:33 March 29, 2012 by The-ex-pat
No sex please I am English and no humour please, there are Germans here.......
10:23 March 29, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
@Supermog I must say, I have never found British females to be repressed. In fact, a lot of very classy un-repressed ladies to be found in the UK.
10:29 March 29, 2012 by abbottsimth
Though, is the preference for keeping the lights on. As many as 53 percent of Germans like to see clearly what's going on, a figure topped only by the Spanish with 56 percent.

13:57 March 29, 2012 by gremar
"... "I don't find my partner that attractive" or "I prefer thinking about someone else" were given by five percent of brutally honest Germans" or brutally stupid Germans.
13:00 April 1, 2012 by Kölner
There´s an ancient German proverb, it goes like that:

"Was schert es die Eiche, wenn sich ein Wildschwein daran reibt?"

"What does the oaktree care if a wild-boar scratches it´s hide on it´s bark?"

I´m German and I never used sex-toys, know many other Germans that never

used sex-toys. Always had enough of the real stuff, thanks for discussing our

sex-life, but you don´t know squat. Having fantasies about black uniforms, as

well? Go and see your shrinks.
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