Irish among the world’s most adventurous in bed

Irish men and women are among the most “adventurous lovers” in the world, according to a sexual wellbeing survey.

The Irish use more lubricants than the Germans, more vibration rings than all but two countries in the world, and more sex toys than the French.

The survey also found Irish couples were more vocal when it comes to sex, with 42% discussing their sex life with their partner.

Almost three quarters said they know how to have a happy and fulfilling sex life.

One in five Irish people said they would be willing to bring two lovers to the bedroom, one in 10 wanted to try performing a striptease for their partner, and 11% wanted more massage as a part of foreplay.

On a more serious note, the survey found just 13% of Irish people will always use a condom to protect against STIs and unplanned pregnancies.

The survey of 29,003 adults in 36 countries found that of those who had unprotected sex here, almost one third did so because they did not think about it, while another 26% said they did not have a condom with them. One in four said sex without protection was a mistake and one they regretted.

The survey was carried out by Durex.

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