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    Global sex survey

    Interesting findings below, read on....Just be happy to live in the West

    Apr 19, 12:28 AM (ET)

    By Andrew Stern

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Around the world, middle-aged and elderly men tend to be more satisfied with their sex lives than women in the same age group, a survey released on Wednesday said.

    Substantial majorities of people who are married or who have a partner remain sexually active throughout the second half of their lives, according to a survey of 27,500 people aged 40 to 80 in 29 countries.

    "There was very little effect of age on sexual well-being," though other factors such as health problems or depression had a substantial impact, said lead researcher Edward Laumann of the University of Chicago in a telephone interview.

    The survey published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior looked at how they viewed their sex lives, their health, and their happiness.

    It found that a greater proportion of people in Europe, North America, and Australia, where men and women have more or less equal relations, enjoyed sex physically and emotionally, Laumann said.

    A smaller percentage of people reported satisfying sex lives in male-dominated cultures in poorer countries, the research showed.

    But the gender gap persisted around the world.

    "There's a systematic disparity between men and women, where men are on the average substantially -- or about 10 points -- higher in their levels of satisfaction as women in that country," he said.

    Most of those surveyed at random were married, though there was an obvious bias toward participants who were willing to talk about sex, and toward urban populations in less-developed nations.

    "Pleasure is not part of the story" in sexually conservative cultures in the Far East -- China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, Laumann said. "Procreation is the rationale for sex. Many women ... characterize sex as dirty, as a duty, something they endure" -- and often stop having it after age 50.

    But roughly two-thirds of adults in Western nations reported their sex lives were very to extremely satisfying -- though some countries appeared happier than others.

    Roughly four out of five middle-aged to older Austrians, for instance, rated their sex lives highly, while considerably fewer adults in France and Sweden shared that sentiment.

    In the United States, about three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women reported they were very satisfied with the physical and emotional aspects of their sex lives.

    In Japan, by contrast, just 18 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women answered positively about their sex lives. And in Taiwan, only 7 percent of the women said sex was very important in their lives.

    Satisfying sex is not the same as a satisfying sexual relationship, Laumann said the survey showed.

    "People who are dating have higher levels of sexual satisfaction than (married) couples ... but when they think the relationship is temporary, they're not going to feel as positive about sex," he said.
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    Sex in Brazil from my view point !

    Quote Originally Posted by CryWolf
    Interesting findings below, read on....Just be happy to live in the West

    Apr 19, 12:28 AM (ET)

    By Andrew Stern

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Around the world, middle-aged and elderly men tend to be more satisfied with their sex lives than women in the same age group, a survey released on Wednesday said.

    Substantial majorities of people who are married or who have a partner remain sexually active throughout the second half of their lives, according to a survey of 27,500 people aged 40 to 80 in 29 countries.

    "There was very little effect of age on sexual well-being," though other factors such as health problems or depression had a substantial impact, said lead researcher Edward Laumann of the University of Chicago in a telephone interview.

    The survey published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior looked at how they viewed their sex lives, their health, and their happiness.

    It found that a greater proportion of people in Europe, North America, and Australia, where men and women have more or less equal relations, enjoyed sex physically and emotionally, Laumann said.

    A smaller percentage of people reported satisfying sex lives in male-dominated cultures in poorer countries, the research showed.

    But the gender gap persisted around the world.

    "There's a systematic disparity between men and women, where men are on the average substantially -- or about 10 points -- higher in their levels of satisfaction as women in that country," he said.

    Most of those surveyed at random were married, though there was an obvious bias toward participants who were willing to talk about sex, and toward urban populations in less-developed nations.

    "Pleasure is not part of the story" in sexually conservative cultures in the Far East -- China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, Laumann said. "Procreation is the rationale for sex. Many women ... characterize sex as dirty, as a duty, something they endure" -- and often stop having it after age 50.

    But roughly two-thirds of adults in Western nations reported their sex lives were very to extremely satisfying -- though some countries appeared happier than others.

    Roughly four out of five middle-aged to older Austrians, for instance, rated their sex lives highly, while considerably fewer adults in France and Sweden shared that sentiment.

    In the United States, about three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women reported they were very satisfied with the physical and emotional aspects of their sex lives.

    In Japan, by contrast, just 18 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women answered positively about their sex lives. And in Taiwan, only 7 percent of the women said sex was very important in their lives.

    Satisfying sex is not the same as a satisfying sexual relationship, Laumann said the survey showed.

    "People who are dating have higher levels of sexual satisfaction than (married) couples ... but when they think the relationship is temporary, they're not going to feel as positive about sex," he said.

    I find this reserch interesting because in Brazil which is a male dominated society, lots of reserch comes out showing that women from all social economic classes fake having orgasms, because most males in Brazil are socialised to think about thenselves only.

    My experience in Brazil with the men is this: They are great at using words for seduction but once they got you in bed, the female pleasure is not part of their agenda.

    Quebec is a very feminist provence ( in my experience ), meaning lots of feminist values are part of the culture, thus most males care a lot about been the giver in bed ( satisfying the female partner ). Males socialised and raised in quebec, usually care to please the female socialy and emotionaly and sexually a lot. That is why I love been here, you guys are the greatest of all lovers.

    Brazil on the other hand is a patriacky paradise thus it is rare to have sexual satisfaction in brazil, because there is very litle talk about female happiness, female freedom, and female pleasure. Women in Brazil are not as lucky as most people would think. Only lately the brazilian goverment abolished a law that gave the man the right to kill the wife, if she was cheating on him.

    It is my Canadian experience in Quebec that gave me the priviledge of meeting men who were interested in my pleasure, which was shocking to me who had just arrived and had a sexless brazilian experience.

    Thank you Canadians and quebequers, you guys are the most gentleman and sexier to be with in bed, in my life experience you guys rock !
    Dont worrry about the world coming to
    an end, it is already tomorrow in Australia.

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    I think a look at the Brazilian stereotypes would be cool to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juliana
    I find this reserch interesting because in Brazil which is a male dominated society, lots of reserch comes out showing that women from all social economic classes fake having orgasms, because most males in Brazil are socialised to think about thenselves only.

    My experience in Brazil with the men is this: They are great at using words for seduction but once they got you in bed, the female pleasure is not part of their agenda.

    Quebec is a very feminist provence ( in my experience ), meaning lots of feminist values are part of the culture, thus most males care a lot about been the giver in bed ( satisfying the female partner ). Males socialised and raised in quebec, usually care to please the female socialy and emotionaly and sexually a lot. That is why I love been here, you guys are the greatest of all lovers.

    Brazil on the other hand is a patriacky paradise thus it is rare to have sexual satisfaction in brazil, because there is very litle talk about female happiness, female freedom, and female pleasure. Women in Brazil are not as lucky as most people would think. Only lately the brazilian goverment abolished a law that gave the man the right to kill the wife, if she was cheating on him.

    It is my Canadian experience in Quebec that gave me the priviledge of meeting men who were interested in my pleasure, which was shocking to me who had just arrived and had a sexless brazilian experience.

    Thank you Canadians and quebequers, you guys are the most gentleman and sexier to be with in bed, in my life experience you guys rock !

    Can anyone here explain to me why does people needs to hang on to stereotypes ?
    Because when I explain to people that sexual satisfaction in Brazil is a luxury hard to find people think that I am making things up !
    Dont worrry about the world coming to
    an end, it is already tomorrow in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphyr
    There are many differences between cultures about concepts of women and men... It's often hard to believe!

    Zaphyr xxx
    Zaphyr,

    This is an understatement. I suggest you read "Wombs and Alien Spirits," by the anthropologist Janice Boddy. She gives a great perspective on women, men and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan. It is a fascinating read on interpretive anthropology and ethnography.

    GG

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