Sex survey results are out and I have to wonder where they find these people. Going into a bar on a Saturday night when there’s a hockey game on and surveying the patrons isn’t exactly the best way to get a balanced sampling of the population.
I mean, the global average is to have sex 103 times per year. 103. I shared this tidbit with evilkev and he said, “Are you having sex 103 times per year? I am.”
But even if you’re falling below the global average you can count yourself lucky that you aren’t living in Japan.
A record 39.7 per cent of Japanese citizens ages 16-49 have not had sex for more than a month - up five percentage points from two years ago - according to a survey published this week by the Japan Family Planning Association… Japan came last in a 29-country study of sexual satisfaction published by the University of Chicago last year, with a mere 25.7 per cent of lovers expressing satisfaction in bed. The country was also in last place among 41 countries in a 2005 poll by condom manufacturer Durex, with people having sex just 45 times a year compared to a global average of 103.”
Now, what’s really struck me here is the fact that, in order to be average, you need to have sex once every 3.5 days. This has enabled me to determine that the overwhelming majority of books are completely unrealistic.
I must conclude that, along with our push to have realistic settings, to get our forensic details correct, to use proper police procedures and to have believable dialogue with the one exception of removing male grunting, which is like a dialect of the language, we must now include a lot more sex in our books.
Although I will point out that Stuart MacBride’s new book probably balances out the equivalent of five books from me, so I’m safe for a while. I called it first.