Italians Get Some Satisfaction

happy Italian tourists in FlorenceIf Italians are trying hard to get what they need, economy-wise, at least they’re having good sex.

Italians are among the top orgasmers worldwide, tied for first place with Spain and Mexico, enjoying the big wow 66 percent of the time they have sex, according to the Durex Sexual Wellbeing survey. The global average? A measly 48%.

It may be a question of slow sex — a little like the slow food concept — that
helps Italians do it better.

Italians who declare themselves fully satisfied with the intensity of their orgasms spend nearly twice as much (an average of seven minutes) on foreplay compared to under 4 minutes, globally.

Some 44% of Italians who reach orgasm regularly said they’d like to spend more quality time with partners, as opposed to a 38% global average.

The condom company’s yearly poll, which asks 26,000 people in 26 countries about life between the sheets, also found, however that Italy’s Casanovas are still not quite satisfied, with only 64% stating they’re fulfilled by their sex lives.

The survey also confirmed that home-bound Italian mamma’s boys and girls still favor Fiat sex (not surprising if you have followed the “Love Park” saga), 82% have had sex in the car.

6 thoughts on “Italians Get Some Satisfaction

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  2. Ok let me get this straight… this survey was done by a condom company?
    Of course the people being asked here are the ones buying the condoms – therefore are the ones actually HAVING sex. (How convenient)
    This doesn’t include the masses of the barely gettin’ any (not by choice) or NOT-using-condom/favouring-other-bith-control general population. I’d like to ask the makers of Durex: Exactly who are the majority of satisfied – men or women? … and WOW…auguri! a whole 7 minutes! which hopefully doesn’t including the standard tongue in ear and dry-humping… or would that qualify as quality time? … or are we talking self-gratification here?

    According to general pop. study I read in a newspaper 2 years ago re: Italian sexual habits, it was “quantity over quality” and the majority of women were unsatisfied with their partners and ‘taking it or leaving it.’ Finally, I never met an Italian ‘Casanova’ who EVER thought he had enough.

  3. Some Italians need to learn how to kiss first..didn’t bother going as far as foreplay..7 minutes..not impressive. Most of the Italians I have kissed were searching for my tonsils before the lips even locked. My theory-if you can’t kiss well, then why bother with the rest.

  4. how many iatlians have u kissed theresa?
    and for all the others
    this is a survey, please, take it for what it is. a survey, mass facts that got nothing to do with real life.
    so please don’t take it personal, it makes you look really dumb…some italian guys kiss good and have great sex, some don’t. As in every damn country in this world. The only thing we could know from this is that 66% of Italan durex customers say they have a great sexual life.

    what is all this anger? maybe…some…frustration???

  5. Wow, interesting information. I’m half mexican half italian… so according to this I must have good sex, well I do, but now I will have to improve my performance in bed.

  6. This is very true – know first hand from the very passionate Italian lover that gets better with age – he thinks of my pleasure beyond his – makes for both a time of estacy!

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