AVERAGE WOMAN’S DESIRED MINUTES OF FOREPLAY

Top 5
Spain: 26
India: 24
Turkey: 24
Brazil: 23
Chile: 22

Bottom 5
Russia: 17
Thailand: 17
Indonesia: 16
The Netherlands: 16
China: 15

+ United States: 22

Women in South Africa are in tune with their pleasure: a Durex survey found that devoting at least 21 minutes to foreplay increases a woman being “delighted” with sex.

AVERAGE MAN’S DESIRED MINUTES OF FOREPLAY

Top 5
The Netherlands: 28
Latin America: 25
Philippines: 24
Spain : 24
US: 23

Bottom 5
Russia: 17
Thailand: 17
Kazakhstan : 16
Ukraine: 15
China: 14

+ South Africa: 23

“In the Nether-lands, there is a much broader idea of what sex is,” says Dr Amy Schalet, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts. “The Dutch word, ‘vrijen’, translates to ‘making love’. It refers to all sexual activities. Intercourse is just one part of that.” The culture emphasises women enjoying sex. “Men may give more attention to acts that lead women to orgasm.” That might explain why Dutch guys consider sex toys an important part of erotic play, more so than men in any other country.