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Aussies Among World's Most Undersexed - Australia/World


Society & Culture  (tags: australia, usa, world, sex, women, men )

Chrissy
- 2360 days ago - news.com.au
AUSTRALIA is among the world's most undersexed nations - but we still outperform the Yanks and the Brits, according to a global survey. About 60 per cent of Australians have weekly sex, making Aussies the sixth-least sexed nationalities on Earth,



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(4)
Monday March 3, 2008, 2:23 am
Noted. How's your memeory Chrissy? Well done mate.
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Monday March 3, 2008, 2:53 am
"But the survey also found while the majority of the world’s population saw sex as “fun, enjoyable and a vital part of life”, relatively few people were satisfied."

Gee, I wonder why... Could it be that men & women are different... hahaha...

TY, Chrissy.


 

Penelope P. (222)
Monday March 3, 2008, 8:08 am
Remember someone coming back from Russia and saying if in that countryma man couldn't get it up 4 times in a session he was considered highly unsatisfactory.- What the Anglo Saxons have in common is the work ethic.With the amount of time they work and the amount of time they put in aquiring and upkeeping work on what they have aquired it is a wonder that they have time for sex at all. Right Chrissie
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday March 3, 2008, 9:33 am
Sorry AUSTRALIA but our politicans over here in the States have you beat:)
I love the way they're all so good at finger pointing while they're all doing the very same thing and I especially love it when they get caught:)
http://www.bartcop.com/bushabortion.htm

http://www.thoughtcrimenews.com/bushrape.htm
 

Paul Burke (317)
Monday March 3, 2008, 1:03 pm
If those two models in the picture are having a bad time of it - we are all in trouble - LOL
 

Ruud Hulspas (38)
Monday March 3, 2008, 1:06 pm
Good things come in small packages ...
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2008, 1:57 pm
Too bad whatever is afflicting the aussies can't be sent by osmosis to third world countries.........Hmmmmmmm, maybe there would be less people overflowing the planet.

PLANT LIFE....PLANT TREES......
 

Melva H. (93)
Monday March 3, 2008, 2:05 pm
Say WHAT?? My question: Where and when in the US was this survey conducted?
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2008, 2:25 pm
Could this survey somehow be linked to the nations that are waging wars, and feeling very unsatisfied with whatever they have?!
 

David Gould (155)
Monday March 3, 2008, 5:16 pm
Ah it is great to have arrived at a stage in life when I do not have to prove a darn thing to anyone anymore. When active i never heard much complaint so probably it was perfectly adequate...or else they went elsewhere. I hate these serveys that try to make the rest of us feel inadequate...but we don't see. We were fine and had children and a lot of fun...and I am not telling any pesky interviewer how we did it either.
 

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 2:31 am
Say what?????
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 2:47 am
David G......Very funny response & so true. We humans are so hung up on sex it is a disgrace! If only the animals thought the same way they would out number us a 100 to one, instead we out number them 1,000 to one!

Somebody out there among us hung up souls is enjoying sex or trying hard too for there sure are way tooooooo many of us.

PLANT LIFE.....PLANT TREES.....FOR THE ANIMALS.........
 

Renee W. (121)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 2:12 pm
Can't they find each other in the outback?? LOL
 

Chris O. (4)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 6:50 pm
ya know? Having just lived there for 6 months, I can attest to the undersexed thing.... It's more a civil duty between partners than it is an appreciation for each other.... Once every few weeks seems to be the norm for the people I met. Damn glad I'm an american..sometimes.
 

Dr Kathi A. (215)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 9:01 pm
In all fairness, what does it matter how many times you have sex a week? What counts is that you have sex RIGHT.... Think of your partner, NOT yourself. Am positive there are as many great lovers in Australia as there are in the USA, per capita. Though I could be wrong, I think if someone looked, they could find statistics that would tell you this is the case.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 9:16 pm
If this is the worst problem aussies suffer from then they are doing ok....

Perhaps it is a disease and will spread throught out the world/ countries which have sex non stop and spit out babies like rats, rabbits and roaches, catch all kinds of STD's.........

I think the animal world has the right idea on sex to a point!

PLANT LIFE
FLOWERS
AND TREES..............
 

Michael Angel (58)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 10:44 pm
Trees won't help CO2 or sex-look it up.
(But I am happy to help you plant some)

People love us for our brains not our beauty. :)
 

Malachi S. (6)
Tuesday March 4, 2008, 10:46 pm
Americans would be the most undersexed if not for the government screwing them at every turn.
 

Simon Wood (207)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 3:48 am
Renee W. wrote: "Can't they find each other in the outback?? LOL"

I'm not sure if you know, but most people in Australia now live in cities on the coast, not "in the outback".

You may have noticed, Australia is 6th on the list of "most undersexed" societies, and Japan was most undersexed, while the U.S.A. and Nigeria tied for the 2nd most undersexed. Perhaps the yankees aren't having much sex because they are too busy being violent? :P

 

Chrissy N. (118)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 4:20 am
hey Simon, that's one way to curb the population explosion!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 4:43 am
Amen Chrissy!!!!!!!

Plant life
Plant flowers
Plant trees
For life..........
 

Simon Wood (207)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 5:48 am
Anyway, yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if this survey has alot of truth in it. I mean, I feel pretty out of place in Australia when it comes to how important sex is to me. I want sex more than most people around me say they want it.

Most of my girlfriends and lovers have been from overseas... and of the 3 women I went out with who were born in Australia, one had been raped before I met her and was too traumatised to want sex; the next didn't like sex much (perhaps partly because her first experience of sex was with a selfish man) so she and I didn't do much sexual stuff; and the last one... oh, I think she liked sex but she wanted an unhealthy relationship (she was quick to criticise and said she wanted a man who would dominate her, for example), so I didn't continue long enough with her to start a relationship.

Yeah. Protestant christianity, with its prudish attitudes about sex, has been a major influence in Australian culture. I would say that this is one of the main factors. The protestant work ethic also has a relevant effect: Australian people work the longest hours of any first world country, despite the "laid back" stereotype.

Capitalism has found a comfortable place in such a culture. Encouraging people to work long hours, and people to become selfish, arrogant and conspicious consumers. Thus you meet people and they judge you alot on money matters - job, clothes, car and all that - especially when it comes to making romantic/sexual relationships... and spending time together is all about spending money here. All that consumption is treated as more important than sex (kissing, making out, whatever) by lots of people.

I found it much easier to flirt with women not born in Australia, myself. They were more accepting (instead of arrogant), with more relaxed attitudes to sexual matters (instead of prudishness or being judgemental about how rich/poor I look, etc.).

I am not talking in absolute terms here, only general trends. I mean, not all women in Australia are like "this", and not all women who come from other places are like "that".
 

Simon Wood (207)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 6:53 am
Bette, I already talked to you about this. How about you learn from the references I gave to you (the NGO "FOOD FIRST" and NEW INTERNATIONALIST magazine for example), so that you can dispel the rightwing, authoritarian, racist myths that you have been propagating?

Chrissy, the world's population growth rate is reducing. Therefore, "population explosion" is not an accurate term.

As for population growth's environmental effects, as I said to Bette in another couple of threads, capitalist consumption in the negative population growth first world is much more of a problem for our environment.

As for the other problem that has been blamed on population growth: poverty - poverty is a CAUSE of population growth, and everywhere where we have made society more equal (i.e. reduced poverty), people have soon chosen to have less children.

Another point: sex does not equal reproduction. In even the most "primitive" societies people know how to have sex without conceiving children. And this has been true for thousands of years. This is clear to everyone who studies the subject of sex and contraception. People in every society, on average, have about as many children as they choose to. The main exception to this is when women and men are unequal in terms of power, to the extent that the men don't respect what the women want in terms of how many children they want and contraception. This is one of the areas where increased equality reduces population growth.

People in third world countries have many children because children are their security in old age (in societies without government welfare, where children take care of their parents), and their way to get out of poverty (e.g. more people to work ofn the family farm, and more chance that one of their children will become a doctor or get some other well-paid job).

Anyway, if we intend to try to reduce population growth, then we basically have 2 choices:

use fascist methods that violate human rights and cause suffering, such as violence, war, forced sterilisation

or increase equality (e.g. old age welfare) and the power of ordinary people, to reduce people's reasons and desires for having as many children as they try to have these days.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 11:02 am
Hmmmmmmmm......Interesting to say the least of your viewpoint.

All of us are different you know!

PLANT LIFE
FOR LIFE
PLANT TREES..................
 

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 11:34 am
IMHO As fine of the examples of Australian men I have been blessed to meet that are just amazing people and good to women, i find it hard to believe that they would be undersexed in their personal romantic partnership, but could surmise that most of them are so amorously happy they do not have need to take surveys to make complaints about their lack of affection, they are undoubtedly so worthy of...
even if it was anybody else's business. :-) giggles
Of course that is just my impression on it, Please nobody flag me. L.O.L.
 

Melva H. (93)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 11:45 am
I have never understood why anyone would tell a total stranger who showed up on their doorstep, or called them on the phone, intimate details of their sex life. Kinsey, remember him?, worked at IU (40 miles away); no one around here would mess with him- or his 'sex surveyors'. Most refused to tell him anything; others thought it great fun to lie through their teeth about their antics. I have never understood anyone being absorbed with Other Peoples' sex habits. There might be some truth in the saying: Some people enjoy sex and do it, others just like to talk about it...Please don't judge all Yanks by the bottom feeders that crawled into the White House through a basement window. The majority of us have never approved of ANYTHING the Cheney Gang has done to degrade this country and the environment!! They certainly have been able to buy, bribe or perhaps blackmail enough politicians here and abroad to be able do as they please. And what they 'please' to do is illegal, immoral, unethical and disgusting. They are pathological liars. I hope I've made myself clear. And it doesn't matter whether you agree with me or not. This is something each person, in every country, has to decide on their own. The last I read, the Cheney Gang had... like, a 19 or 20 percent approval rating. I doubt it is that high!!
 

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 11:49 am
It seems worldwide regardless of other 'test' results such as frequency, an interesting point was that....
"Of those respondents who were sexually satisfied, more than 80 per cent said they felt respected by their partner."
Ah now that could be the key that makes the biggest difference, mutual respect that leads to greater possibility for happy intimacy in a romantic partnership..at least that much does sound like good advice for anybody.
No worries :o)
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 11:57 am
This started out as a simple exploratory statement/question on aussie sexuality. Right!

Hmmmmmmm.....One commenttor has written a declaration of independence style response and seems to have brought in the U.N., war, poverty and then proceeded to describe his sexual explorations of here, there and everywhere!
I like sexual encounters which are not reduced to diagrams and percentages or quota's............

PLANT TREES......FOR LIFE.......
 

Chrissy N. (118)
Wednesday March 5, 2008, 12:19 pm
Hahahaha, Simon, my post was very tongue in cheek and said with relation to the number of Americans going to war ... that that would curb the population explosion.

Melva, I couldn't agree more. I used to work for a Market research company, many years ago and even though i enjoyed the work, I dreaded finding out what my next "product" was to test, as you had to find set numbers in different socio-economic groups and then within each group, different ages. My last product, before it got too much, was sanitary pads. Can't remember how many I needed in each group, but age wise, I had to find a certain # in the over 55s!!!!

Ariel, you're probably spot on. the ones who are happy with their sex lives were having sex when the survey was being filled! Anyhow, it's not quantity, it's quality, if my memory serves me right ha ha ha!

 
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