The Sex Lives of International Women Revealed

You don't need a passport to have world-class sex. All you need is a little cross-cultural know-how. From the wine country in Italy to the scenic shores of Australia, these international women prove that there is more than one way to approach sexuality.

Getting down, down under.
If you think America is obsessed with hooking up, take a look at the Outback. Durex Condom's 2005 Global Sex Survey reports that the Australians have, on average, the second most sexual partners of any ethnicity on the planet (13.3 over the course of a lifetime). Americans had an average of 10.7 partners—1.7 more than the international average—while Turks came in first with an average of 14.5 sexual partners over a lifetime.

Terri, a 27-year-old Aussie, says that the reason behind the stats is that her country is just more open to sex and experimentation. “A radio station has a contest right now where a person contacts their partner and asks them for a threesome on air,” she says. “That’s really what the mentality is, that anything goes in Australia.”

And besides threesomes, it turns out single Aussies also like to get down to business right away: 6 out of 10 Aussies have had a one-night stand.

Care for some tea with that bondage?
Statistically speaking, the United Kingdom is home to the sexually-deviant and adventurous. According to Durex, those residing in the U.K. are more likely to have one-night stands, engage in anal sex and bring masks, blindfolds and other bondage paraphernalia into the bedroom than their neighbors across the Atlantic.

“Since being with my current partner, I have had my envelope pushed in many ways and my sexuality has really awoken big time,” reports Cerys, an editor based in Banff, Scotland. “In the last couple of years, I have discovered many things new to me, including spanking and BDSM [bondage, discipline, and sado-masochism], bisexual experiences and a real joy in my body and my sexuality.”