Dutch men, women at odds over sex

10th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

10 January 2005, AMSTERDAM — Dutch men want sex more often than their female partners, but are running up against the reluctance of women, a new survey indicates.

10 January 2005

AMSTERDAM — Dutch men want sex more often than their female partners, but are running up against the reluctance of women, a new survey indicates.

The "Secret Yearnings" survey by Canadian romance publisher Harlequin also indicates that 20 percent of respondents would prefer their partners to be better endowed.

The survey among thousands of respondents was carried out in 15 nations and indicated that men and women were less dissatisfied about their sex life in other countries than in the Netherlands.

It also indicated that Dutch men are more involved in household duties than other men. Some 90 percent of Italian women want their men to be more helpful around the home, newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Monday.

Dutch and Portuguese women topped the survey when it came to the dream picture: 20 percent of them want to see their male partners in enticing boxer shorts.

But across the globe, few people watch erotica, Japanese, Mexican, Australian women and Portuguese men being the exception, the survey found.

Respectively 50 and 40 percent of French and Greek men are keen to experiment in the bedroom, but French and Greek women are less keen.

Dutch women are primarily seeking love, a caring character and humour in their male partners. Pampering with flowers and jewellery is also high on their wish list. A majority of men and women enjoy being kissed on the neck.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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