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Women feel sexy after Sekt, beer bad for blokes

The Local · 11 May 2012, 11:23

Published: 11 May 2012 11:23 GMT+02:00

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Almost two thirds of German women said they prefer to have sex after a drink, with 55 percent happiest hopping into bed tipsy. An alarming seven percent prefer to be drunk or very drunk, the Hamburger Morgenpost reported on Friday.

Just 42 percent feel more confident making love when sober. Meanwhile, a slim majority of German men – 52 percent – say they don’t need to touch a drop to get in the mood.

The results show a marked difference between the Germans and their Southern European cousins when it comes to love-making. The majority of Spanish and Italian lovers prefer sober sex.

Germans have sex about once a week - which is also the Europe-wide average. Surprisingly, the study found that participants who worked more also had sex more frequently.

Among those who worked at least 50 hours a week, 66 percent had sex at least once a week, compared with 45.8 percent of those who worked less than 20 hours week.

The vast majority of Germans like it best in bed, with over 83 percent of women and 74 percent of men choosing a between-the-sheets experience.

Exotic sex at the beach came second, with just under eight percent of all the Germans asked saying they had no fear of sand.

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The data was drawn from 5,670 men and women from 11 different countries aged 18-50 taking part in dating site C-Date’s “Casual Dating, Sex and Relationships, Spring 2012” study.

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Your comments about this article

12:40 May 11, 2012 by Bigfoot76
If I didn't know any better, I would swear that looked just like my wife and a friend of mine. It couldn't be though...She was visiting her family out of country and he was on a business trip....
13:17 May 11, 2012 by Jibzy
Stop being conservative and expecting loyalty from your spouse Bigfoot!


Also, i like that there is funding, organization and research for these kinda things. Make you forget about hunger and poverty around the world. Oh wait...
13:25 May 11, 2012 by Bigfoot76

13:47 May 11, 2012 by CoolBlueIce
One a week? Are you kidding me? I have sex at least once a day. (Of course, I'm alone, however.)

Just kidding!
18:29 May 11, 2012 by Englishted
Wow you learn something new everyday ,but this wasn't it.
23:49 May 11, 2012 by wxman
OK, let's see what we learned here. When women drink, they become less inhibited and horny. When men drink, they too become horney, but may suffer a performance malfunction. This is news? I discovered this out in high school.
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