Americans Suck at Sex… According to Durex Global Survey

The results of the 2007/2008 Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey results are in – and we Americans should be sad.

Americans spend nearly three hours every week grooming themselves, but less than one hour on foreplay and sexual intercourse. It’s no wonder that only 46% of us describe our love lives as exciting, or existent for that matter.

On average, Americans spend 35 minutes on foreplay and sexual intercourse each session. And since we have sex once every 4.3 days, that averages out to about 57 minutes per week – 14 minutes below the global average.

Durex also revealed that Americans are having a lot less sex than just about everyone else in the world, and when we do, less than half are fully satisfied. Great job, U.S.

Americans have sex just 85 times a year (about once every 4.3 days), well below the global average of 103 times (about once every 3.5 days), with only the Japanese (48 times), residents of Hong Kong (82 times) and Nigerians (84 times) having less sex.

Key findings about Americans compared to the world after the jump!

While Americans might be somewhat bored in bed, we have ideas about what we can do to improve their sex lives; most notably, less stressful lives (37%) and more romance (35%) top the list.

Other key findings from the report include:

American men average 13 partners, which is:
– Ten less than Canadians (23)
– Three less than the British (16)
– One less than Mexicans (14)
– Equal to the global average (13)

American women average nine partners, which is:
– One less than Canadians (10)
– One less than the British (10)
– Three more than Mexicans (6)
– Two more than the global average (7)

Oral sex (69%) and sensual massage (62%) top the list of activities in the bedroom

More than four out of ten (42%) enjoy sexual fantasies and erotica (41%) to boost the libido

Older people still enjoy a variety of activities to keep passion alive, as more than 52% of those 55 or older give oral sex and 29% act out sexual fantasies

Globally, 48% of those 55 or older practice oral sex and more than a third (36%) act out sexual fantasies

32 thoughts on “Americans Suck at Sex… According to Durex Global Survey”

  1. simon says :
    "The 55 and older stuff was completely not neaded."

    What is needed young Simon is you learning to spell before spouting off. What are you, twelve?

  2. woot am Scottish (british)

    and yeah i have hanky panky (sex) every other day (am a student my gf stays next door 🙂 )

  3. denniszen8888

    Hmmm…how did that study came about? what was sampling size? who administered the study? but i do think there's a certain grain of truth there, having lived outside of the united states.

  4. proudcanadian

    Of course Canadians have more partners and are better at sex. its god damn cold up here and sex is the best thing to keep warm.

  5. It correlates to circumcision rates…85 percent of the world is uncircumcised (and has no higher rates of penile cancer or STDs, the diseases cirumcision purports to prevent (and should we cut off young girls' breasts as a prophylaxis against breast cancer?) Circumcision has always been a procedure in search of a justification. It removes 12 square centimeters of highly sensitive, nerve-rich skin similar to the eyelids and lips. only the Americans and the Israelis still circumcise. Someday we'll view this ritualized amputation as having been as barbaric as clitoridectomy or foot-binding.

  6. and this is a country where porn is a multi-million dollar business and every other person u see is thinking about getting laid. women here are more than eager to sell their bodies for money and do 'anything' for money and still americans dont get enough sex ??? amazing place !!!

  7. Not Surprised

    Since the first religious zealots arrived in the early 1600s, little has changed.

  8. Canadians Rock

    Canadians have great sex, and thats why so many american gurls come here to party!

  9. Mike from Canduh

    Damn straight! Davex, you're a fool, is it even worth putting in a "senseless american " comment?

    I do agree Canadian girls are not bad, but having travelled around the world, they're not #1….I'd put that in Europe…or SE Asia (not paid for).

    The american girls come here to drink 3 years earlier, well in Quebec, VIVE LE QUEBEC LIBRE!

  10. "American men average 13 partners…
    "American women average nine partners"

    This statement is logically impossible and has been debunked several times. Assuming the surveyed sampled heterosexual men and women, the average number of partners for both men and women must be the same.

    For every male's partner there must be a female, and hence the average number of partners for the population must be equal.

  11. you're an idiot annon_nerd if 1 man slept with 5 woman, then the man averages 5 partners and the woman average 1 partner.

  12. whatever that $hit is soo wrong, think about the type of people that fill out these surveys there a bunch of two pump chump fairies.. im running 45 mins strong everyday plus i would have to say that every durex condom i ever used has broke so that says something about durex doesn't it. Also didn't they make about 100k faulty condoms in Germany a few years back…. there condoms are $hit and so are there Surveys

  13. I distrust the results for three solid reasons.

    1. Men lie and say they have had more partners than they really have to make themselves appear more potent.

    2. Women lie and say they have had less partners than they really have to make themselves appear more innocent.

    3. Getting laid is much easier for women than for men.

    If a woman has a promiscuous period in her life, it is not difficult for her to rack up fifteen or twenty lovers in a couple of years. If an average female desires and has what some would call a lack of morals, they can have fifteen to twenty sexual partners in a weekend.

    While some very few men may enjoy success like this, it is far from being as prevalent or as easy as it is for women.

    Its like Chris Rock says… you have to give women a 10-dick curve.

  14. "you’re an idiot annon_nerd if 1 man slept with 5 woman, then the man averages 5 partners and the woman average 1 partner."

    You men are stupid!

  15. Even the nicest girl wont say the truth..we have and want sex just as much as you chumps.

  16. "Even the nicest girl wont say the truth..we have and want sex just as much as you chumps."

    Not all of us are chumps, sweety. I keep my woman very happy, just as she does me.

    It doesn't matter how long, how often, how big. It matters only that you are happy. The rest of it is mindless crap that has a bigger chance of making you feel bad and/or inferior and thereby HURTING your performance and enjoyment of sex than anything else.

    If you and your partner are happy, ignore everything else. Including these stupid statistics.

  17. Do not take this to serious. I live in China and know these results to be bogus. In China they dont even start having sex until 21 to 22. No this is not everyone but most of them. I have been here for 5 years and understand them pretty good. I have had many Chinese girlfriends and my boy and girls who are friends. They think sex once a week to 3 times a month is enough. If your having sex 3 times a week your not a good person. I have traveled all over the world and I have lived in 5 different countries. Many of these countries define sex differently. Many places do not define Oral Sex as sex. So while an American might count the 5 to 10 minute BJ as sex. People in Thailand would not. Many places are just the opposite. While most Americans would not count a hand job in the bus as sex, in China they would. You can not take surveys like this from different cultures and peoples. They just don't define things the same way.

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  19. why are europeans so jealous of our awsomeness 🙂

    i really dont understand how the fat american steriotype came too be. of the 400 people in my high school, maybe 10-15 are overweight.

  20. This 'average number of partners' thing always annoys me.

    If you had a group of ten men and ten women, and one of the men slept with all ten women, and if each of the women slept with only one man, then the average would still be one partner… this is not including gay relationships, which still shouldn't amount to there being about a 30% or so difference. Minus these, every time a man has sex with a woman, the average for BOTH goes up.

    Point being… people are lying.

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  23. conceptualclarity

    There is scientific research that does clearly indicate women lie about their "number." That explains the supposed gender gap in number of partners.

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