November 27, 2011

ASIA: Indonesian men top latest "Ideal Sex in Asia Survey"

BANGKOK, Thailand / The Nation / Survey / November 25, 2011

Indonesian men top the list when it comes to frequency of sexual intercourse, according to a survey conducted among sexuallyactive people in 10 Asian territories.

Conducted by Pfizer, the latest "Ideal Sex in Asia Survey" found Indonesian men had sex 9.8 times each month on average. Coming in second were Filipino men, who had sex 9.4 times a month, while Indian men averaged 8.8 times each month.

As for Thai men, they had sex about 7.7 times in one month.

The findings of the survey were released at a Bangkok hotel yesterday. The survey covered 1,658 men and 1,624 women in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. All respondents were between 31 and 74 years old, and had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months.

As for female respondents, Indian women reported the highest frequency of sexual intercourse at 8.7 times each month on average. Coming in next were Indonesian and Malaysian women, both having sex about 6.8 times in a month.

Thai women had sex just 5.7 times in one month, according to the survey.

Assoc Prof Dr George Lee, consultant urological surgeon at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, said the survey found erection hardness remained a key factor for sex satisfaction among most Asians.

"For example, up to 90 per cent of Malaysian men have listed this factor as important," he said.

Only onethird of the respondents felt that sexualintercourse duration as an important factor when it came to satisfaction.

Asst Prof Dr Pansak Sugkraroek, a wellknown sexual health expert and obgyn doctor in Thailand, said it was estimated that some 2.7 million Thai men had erectile dysfunction (ED).

"Only 27,000 have come forward to seek treatment though," he said.

Pansak said apart from medicines, the change in lifestyle could also help combat against ED.

"Regular exercise and healthy food are also recommended," he said

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