Regarded globally, when it's regarded at all, as a vast, snow-covered land of peameal-bacon-eating, maple-syrup-making, toque-wearing peacekeepers who sometimes (but not always) speak French, Canada ranks pretty low on what might be termed the Smoking Hot Foreigner Index.
Still, when a 2008 study
of the "sociosexuality" or average sexual behaviors of nations round the world was published by Dr. David P. Schmitt of Bradley University, ranking Canada 10th behind such seemingly buttoned-down locales as Turkey, Germany and the U.K., it was too much to bear. (Scroll down for a snapshot of the rankings).
Determined to challenge Canada's unflattering sociosexual ranking, online dating giant Lavalife
, makers of sexual lifestyle enhancement products and a company committed to the well-being of its customers, launched their own, albeit unscientific, survey designed to get at the red-hot hearts of sexually active adult Canadians.
Canada may be a shiny, happy nation with socialized health care and mounted police but darn it Canadians have needs and urges, too. And they're every bit as profound and pressing as those experienced by the Nigels, Micks and Simons prowling the pubs of merry old England.
Not surprisingly (well not to a bunch of Canucks, anyway), the Lavalife/Durex survey reveals that Canadians may project Dudley Do-Right to the world but behind closed doors, they're just as jiggy as their German and Turkish brethren.
Of nearly 1,000 male and female respondents primarily between the ages of 18 and 34, a whopping 70 percent said they'd be willing to try anything once compared to just 30 percent who said there was some stuff they "just wouldn't do."
Maybe that's because Canadians scored high on the self-love tip, thus revealing a group of folks deeply in tune with themselves and their desires. When asked to rate their masturbation frequency, nearly 37 percent said "daily," 42 percent said "a couple of times a week," while almost 13 percent cop to stealing a feel monthly.