Monday, April 9, 2012

Meine Güte! This Country Loves Sex Toys!

Occasionally when I'm conducting research for an article, I stumble across some interesting trivia that I just have to share. Like last week when I read that tennis star Bjorn Borg's underwear line questioned 1,700 people between the ages of 18 and 30 about their sexual practices and learned that the people of Germany enjoy using “mechanical gadgets” in the bedroom. You know, sex toys.

Who knew! And on a side note, who knew Bjorn Borg had an underwear line?

According to the Germans who participated in the survey, 44 percent of them admitted to using toys and gadgets in the bedroom on a regular basis, adding that they preferred mechanical stimulation when doing the deed.

Oh baby! What's German for “ooh la la”?

I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the Germans know their way around mechanics. They are the nation which has given us some of the greatest cars on the road.

Other countries, however, aren't quite as free spirited and adventurous as the Germans. (Dare I say, kinky?) In the same survey, sixty-five percent of British people said they would rather have sex with the lights off - hardly surprising since the British appear to have an uptight demeanor about them. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with being uptight but nothing sends the message that you've got body image or insecurity issues like hitting the sheets in pitch black.

When asked about their lighting preferences, fifty-three percent of Germans admitted to wanting the lights on during sex. Could that be because they need to see what they're doing with their gadgets? Or so they have enough light in the room to find the On/Off switch? Or because they truly enjoy visual aspects?

If you ask me, it sounds like those Germans have a great attitude towards sex. They're open minded, honest, fun-loving, and willing to experiment. What I don't understand is why Germany didn't make the Forbes top 10 list of the world's happiest countries. You would think all the “extra” stimulation would make them the happiest, most relaxed people on the planet. Unless, of course, the citizens of Deutschland were so busy playing with their toys that they weren't interested in answering any more survey questions.

For more sex trivia, check out these Funny Sex Laws and these Creepy Sex Toys.  If you have any thoughts on this worthless bit of trivia that you are willing to share, you can friend me on Facebook or find me on Twitter.

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