A survey conducted for National Condom Week has shed light on the wackiest sex secrets of people around the globe.
According to the shocking statistics, revealed in conjunction with Durex, just half of all young people in the UK used a condom when they lost their virginity, which are some of the lowest rates in the world, a new survey has revealed.
Young people in the US (40 percent) and France (35 percent) were less likely to use a condom, while those in Greece (66 percent), Thailand (65 percent) and South Korea (65 percent) were more diligent.
However, when it comes to trying something new in the bedroom, lovers from Britain are among the most adventurous in the world. They use more vibrators than the French, more lubricant than the Germans and more sex toys than the Irish.
What's more, while most of them are faithful when they we settle down in a relationship, they certainly take their time finding 'the one'.
The global survey discovered that on average, British men have 17 notches on their bedpost while the ladies of Blighty have bedded about 10 men.
That's more than the Dutch, whose men have slept with 12 partners and women have slept with six, but fewer than the Greeks whose men reckon they have bedded 30 partners.
The research also reveals that a third of people from Britain have tried vibrators and sex toys compared to just 27 percent of Irish, a quarter of Portuguese and 14 percent of Chinese.
Having a threesome is their biggest fantasy with 14 percent of Brits admitting they'd like to juggle two lovers in the sack. But the survey also reveals some sobering results: one in two Brits will risk STIs and unplanned pregnancy by not using a condom during sex with a new partner.
"When it comes to sex Brits love a bit of frisky fun and are keen to try something new," the Daily Star quoted Ben Smith of Durex as saying.
"However it's not all good news: too many Brits are exposing themselves to the risk of STIs. National Condom Week gives us the chance to ensure safer sex is at the forefront of everyone's minds," he added.
Fourteen percent of people from Hong Kong want to try bondage and S&M, while 10 percent wish oral sex was a bigger part of their sex lives.
South African men have slept with 33 partners, women just nine. They are the most likely in the world to talk about sex with their partner (51 percent) and 20 percent want role play to be a bigger part of foreplay.
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