The GfK Group (www.gfk.com) is one of the largest market research companies in the world. They recently released the results of a study commissioned by the Wall Street Journal Europe, in which they surveyed the sexual attitudes of 19,100 people in 20 countries: www.gfk.com/group/press_information/press_releases/00715/index.en.html
One third of Americans and one third of Europeans believe that their countries have the best lovers. The Greeks are the most confident – 77% rated their own country “tops” in matters of sex. The exceptions are Belgians, Germans and the Dutch who assume that the best lovers aren’t in their own countries, but in….Italy. And 69% of Italians agree with them!
The Greeks are also at the front of the class when it comes to frequency of lovemaking. One quarter of Greeks say that “at least five times a week” is appropriate, while only 10% of Europeans and 16% of Americans feel the same way.
Adultery in marriage is also regarded very differently in various countries: 90% of Turks thought adultery was intolerable; 40% of Americans agree with the Turkish viewpoint, and in all countries, women are more unforgiving of extra-marital sex than men.