So you think Canada's all about ice hockey and igloos? Think again. I just finished reading an article in Maclean's, Canada's weekly news magazine, and it certainly dispels many of the beliefs people have about The True North. According to the piece, Canada could be called 'The Insatiable North.'
Under the topics of Society, Health, Crime, Sex and Travel, the article explores the differences between Canadians and Americans. Many people would claim that the 49th parallel is just an invisible border between the two countries, but Canadians know it’s a very real division between two very different nations. And this article supports that claim. Especially in terms of sex.
According to the article, “Canadians have more sex, with more partners, in more creative ways.” It seems that 59 per cent of Canadians have sex at least once a week compared to 53 per cent of Americans. We spend more time making love, two minutes longer than the 35 minutes Americans devote to each session. We also boast an amazing 100 sex sessions per year compared to only 85 for our American cousins. Don’t you just love statistics!
Are Canadian men more adventurous? Maybe they’re harder to please or just hornier because they have 23 lifetime sex partners while their American counterparts have just 13. The number for Canadian women is only 10, with 9 for American women.
It turns out that we’re more adventurous in the bedroom. Be it role-playing, bondage or wearing sexy underwear, we perform an average of 5.1 activities. So much for the image of the staid, quiet Canuck especially when you consider that, unlike Americans, who prefer to shop online for sex toys and equipment, Canadians would go to a sex shop and buy in person.
Americans have us beaten in one area though—two to one, in fact. More than 70 per cent of Americans have had sex in the bathroom, double the number of Canadians. Just thought you’d like to know. In case you wondered about your proclivity for bathroom sex.
Although we “have more sex, with more partners, in more creative ways”, many Canadians say they want more romance in their lives and more time with their lovers. Unlike Americans, whose No.1 concern is reaching orgasm, Canadians like to have fun and be innovative.
Despite the sex statistics, we have fewer teen pregnancies and STDs. Chlamydia rates among teenage American girls are more than double that of Canadian teens. Teen pregnancies are more than double the number in Canada as well. How can that be when we have more sex more often with more partners?
Sue Johanson, our most famous Canadian sex educator, says it boils down to our approach to birth control. “Canadian females are much more assertive about condoms.” Many high school washrooms sport posters that proclaim ‘No glove, no love.’ Young women are given the power and the knowledge to demand their partner wear a condom and protect them both. Our teens are better informed. “They would never talk about anal sex or masturbation in a school in the States,” Johanson says. “Whereas I can in a school in Toronto.”
Alex McKay, research coordinator for the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada notes that “countries with more liberal attitudes to sex tend to have lower teen pregnancy and STD rates. When young people grow up with a better awareness of sexuality, it actually leads them to be more cautious, because they’re armed to make better decisions.”
Johanson adds, “Canadians have the language to talk about sex. They may be a little embarrassed, but they don’t feel cheap or sleazy doing it.”
So the next time someone mentions those laid-back, smiling Canadians, remember that they’re probably smiling for a very good reason. They’ve probably just spent thirty-seven minutes having innovative sex in one of their 100 yearly sex sessions!
Speaking of laid-back, that makes me think of Luke, the gorgeous hero in my new Total-e-Bound release The Harder They Come. Check out the blurb and head to Total-e-Bound or my website www.kaenar.com to read an excerpt or the first chapter.
Older woman + younger man = off limits. Maybe so, but the ache between Ellaina’s thighs and the longing in her heart make it more and more difficult to say no, especially when Luke wants to do things to her, like turn her into a chocolate sundae.
Ellaina McReynold's quiet existence is turned upside down by the arrival of a younger man. Luke Mason has only been in Spring Ridge a short time, but his daily visits to her café have inspired way too many erotic fantasies for her own good. Although her brain knows he’s ten years younger, someone needs to tell that to her traitorous body!
Luke, who has pursued her gently but persistently, is delighted when she finally agrees to spend the day with him. But her lover is not really who he seems to be. When Ellaina unexpectedly finds out the truth, can she put aside her doubts and follow her heart? Luke certainly hopes so.
Don’t forget to check out all the First Anniversary Celebration activities happening this month. Total-e-Bound just turned 1 and there are lots of ways to help us celebrate.
Note: All quotes are from the July 7th issue of Maclean’s magazine in their special Canada Day report.
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