Listen up ladies: Many of us aren't achieving the "big O."
In results released by the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey, it was found that 84 per cent of men in Canada can reach an orgasm -- but only 31 per cent of women do. Despite those numbers, 69 per cent of ladies are claiming to be sexually satisfied.
“The findings suggest the majority of Canadian women simply ‘make do’ with a mediocre sex life,' said Jana Swedburg, brand manager of Durex Canada in a press release. “We also found that having great sex improves mood and reduces stress, indicating that a fulfilling sex life is a key component to psychological well-being.”
The survey also found that compared with the global average (36 other countries, including the United States and UK), Canadians are better communicators with their partners, use more lubricant and enjoy more role-playing games.
In Canada, 38 per cent of us enjoy using sex toys, but there are some cities that stand out more than others. A survey by adult sex toy company PinkCherry earlier this year found that Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary spent the most cash on sex toys annually. This shouldn't be a surprise, however, as another study found that sex toys could soon become the world's favourite gadget.
Still thinking about that orgasm statistic? Check out how the rest of Canada's sex life compares to the rest of the world:
Talk To Your Partner
Many of us aren't afraid to let our significant others know what we want -- almost half the population talks to their partners about sex in Canada, while globally, the number is 42%. We're wondering how sex would be different if both those numbers were much higher.
Worldwide, 33% of the population has used lubricants, while in Canada that number jumps up to 50%. Of all the accessories for the bedroom, this one was certainly the most popular -- and perhaps the most accessible.
Trying Sex Toys
Canadians appear to be pretty advanced when it comes to sex toys -- a full 38% have tried one or many out, while only 24% globally have given these options a shot.
Sought Information Online
The numbers for looking up information about sex online stand at 30% globally and 28% for Canadians -- and admit it, that is way lower than you thought it would be.
While for a certain population, role playing games means gun-toting video games, in the bedroom, this can be anything from tying each other up to acting out a long-held fantasy -- and only 11% of people worldwide do this, while 15% of Canadians are into it.
Number One Fantasy
And speaking of fantasy, the number one sexual fantasy around the world? Having sex with more than one person at the same time -- 21% globally, and 20% in Canada say that's their first choice.
Shedding pieces of clothing, slowly, one at a time ... we've all seen the movie scenes, and across the world, 14% of people have acted it out in reality. Canadians are just slightly up from there, at 15%.
Even across the board at 13%, role play is a slightly less intense version of role-playing -- perhaps just an outfit, instead of an entire persona.
Now, with 11% globally and 12% Canada-wide having given or received a massage, we can only imagine there's a lot of tense sexual partners out there. Do they know the number of options for oils and scents?
Pain doesn't always seem to equal pleasure in the bedroom. Bondage and S&M has been undertaken by just less than 10% of the general population -- 8% worldwide, and 9% in Canada.
Considering how much we hear about sexting -- yes, we're still talking about you, Anthony Weiner -- you'd think it was enormously prevalent. But in fact, only 6% of people in the world have done it, and 7% in Canada.
Sex As Stress Reliever
We should all be having more sex -- that's the message received loud and clear when we hear that 70% of Canadians say they're in a better mood after sex. Meanwhile, 53% of people in the world said sex makes them feel less stressed, and 61% of Canadians concurred.
Despite the stats showing that men in Canada orgasm almost three times more than women, 78% of Canadians say their partner is good at providing sexual pleasure (75% around the globe say the same). So in that case, is sexual pleasure defined differently than orgasms?
As we mentioned, 84% men were reported to orgasm, while only 31% of women do -- a number that seems highly unfair for both parties. After all, who wants to have sex with someone who isn't having nearly as much fun as you are?