What does the Durex sex survey have against the Chinese?

I ask, because every year it comes out with remarkable and at times wildly contradictory results when it comes to China. This year, the big news is that the Chinese are among the world’s most “unsatisfied” when it comes to sex.

When it comes to their sex lives, Chinese are among those who “can’t get no satisfaction.”

Chinese are among the groups that are the least happy with their sex lives, according to the 2005 Global Sex Survey results released Tuesday by Durex condom company.

Only 22 per cent of Chinese surveyed said they are satisfied with their sex life. On a global scale, 44 per cent of all adults claim to be happy with it

Sounds grim, no? But looking back on earlier Durex surveys, I have to wonder if their results might not be a bit, um, leaky.

The Chinese have hit the latest Durex Global Sex Survey by winning the title for having the most sexual partners each, claiming 19.5, far more than the world’s average 10.5.

Last year, in a similar Durex survey, Chinese women were found to be the sexiest in men’s eyes worldwide.

The year before that, Chinese people were labelled the most faithful lovers, with about 70 per cent saying they had only one sex partner. In Germany, France and the United States, only 11 per cent could say the same.

In two years, Chinese people have changed from being the most loyal lovers to the most amorous. Can this be right?

Condom-maker Durex will be the last to care.The media here have been gossiping about the subject ever since the findings were published in the Beijing Morning Post on Monday.

People have cast doubts on it and reporters have tried to dig out the truth. Experts have questioned it and Internet users copied and pasted the results around. Some people are calling for Durex to apologize, that the results are an insult.

The most partners last year…the least satisfied this year…the most faithful lovers two years ago… Maybe the Durex sex survey is nothing but an inflated publicity stunt? Like that funny guy they dress up as a huge Durex condom who walks all through Lan Kwai Fong. (Do they still do that?)

The Discussion: 7 Comments

Hmm. Good thing they didn’t survey the sexual satisfaction of flacks. It’s hard to get any action when you’re in the office approx 24 hours a day chained to libido-destroying press releases.

November 9, 2005 @ 1:45 am | Comment

I guess you aren’t working on the right kinds of press releases. Mine are red-hot.

November 9, 2005 @ 2:07 am | Comment

“Some people are calling for Durex to apologize, that the results are an insult.”
Oh dear. Actually this could be a clue as to why the figures bounce about so much. A bunch of Chinese get upset at being labelled too frigid/promiscuous/faithful and so make sure they fill in the survey next year to right this slur on Chinese manhood/womanhood … after all it’s a poll on a website – which is pretty easy to influence.

Incidentally, the same poll put Taiwan as the country which most likes to use sex toys … make of that what you will!

November 9, 2005 @ 2:13 am | Comment

David, you referred to Taiwan as a country? everyone knows that taiwan is an inseparable part of the motherland.
I am so offended that I will definitely not be able to have sex tonight, as I was planning!
I will also start a petition to boycott sex toys. Let me contact Ms. Liu!

November 9, 2005 @ 2:33 am | Comment

On a somewhat related note, I was surprised tonight when I returned home to discover that the space left by a Lawson’s in the first floor of my apartment building has a new tenant already. The employees are all young women, and the place has interesting magenta lighting… :-0

I can’t believe my apartment building (very respectable middle / upper middle class joint) now has a brothel!

Lost the computer store, too, but gained a disco. Seems my building is getting livelier … or something.

November 9, 2005 @ 8:26 am | Comment

That is just plain funny. I can think of more than a few pickup lines you could use with those statistics… all are bad.

November 9, 2005 @ 9:53 am | Comment

i guess two reports goes hand to hand.

they are not satisfied, so they go out and seek and try to do it with more people, hoping that to be satisfied. if no, go on to the next person and try some more.

November 9, 2005 @ 10:46 am | Comment

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