Where in the World Can You Have the Best Orgasms?
Did you take part in our Orgasm Day 2017 survey? We had over 2,200 respondents from 21 different countries share their most intimate secrets with us, and the results were surprising, even by our slightly jaded standards. Here’s a selection of the findings about our global orgasmic habits, just in time for World Orgasm Day on July 31st!
WHICH COUNTRY CLIMAXES THE MOST, AND THE LEAST?
Norwegians have the most orgasms, with 35% of Norwegian respondents claiming they climax at least once a day. That’s a lot of pining for the fjords.
But if you thought multiple orgasms were normal in Northern Europe, apparently not, because 2.54% of Germans reported never having had an orgasm at all – the highest number of all 21 countries.
TAKEAWAY: the global average rate of climax is 2-3 per week. In Brazil, 30% of respondents only orgasm once a week, but as you’ll see below, they really make it count…
WHICH COUNTRY COMES THE HARDEST?
Maybe there’s just something about those Romance languages, as the three countries reporting the most intense orgasms are Chile, Italy and Spain. 10-13% of this unlikely threesome all rated the power of their orgasms within the highest percentile.
The country least likely to report an intense orgasm was Australia, in which 2% of respondents rated their orgasmic intensity at just 1 out of 10. That might sound much, but it was far higher than any other nation – interesting, as Australia ranked 3rd in frequency of orgasms.
TAKEAWAY: Does the intensity of your orgasm decrease with the more you have?
WHICH COUNTRY ORGASMS LOUDEST?
If you’re wondering which country graduated cum laude, Brazil is by FAR and away the noisiest nation in bed. 65% of Brazilian respondents claimed to be screamers – compare that with the nation in 2nd place, Norway (again), with 39.9%. Brazil is almost noisier than rest of the world put together. And yet, we can’t say we’re all that surprised.
The Portuguese are the most modest climaxers, with 42% claiming they are usually quiet. The Dutch are next. But most nations responded by saying that they were “sometimes” loud at orgasm.
TAKEAWAY: there is absolutely no relation between the amount of noise you make at orgasm, and the intensity of the orgasm you’re experiencing. Sex noise seems to be cultural.
- UK – 11% of Britons have at least one orgasm a day.
- US – the majority of American respondents, 28%, rated their orgasm intensity at a meager 7 out of 10.
- Croatia – Croatians are the third loudest climaxers, with over a third (37.5%) saying they have noisy orgasms.
- Sweden – 41% of Swedes orgasm 2-3 times per week.
- Australia – Australians are amongst the quietest climaxers, with over a third (34.78% saying they’re usually quiet.
- France – 10% of French respondents say they’re only noisy with a partner.
- Canada – 15% of Canadians have never experienced an orgasm, the exact same percentage who rate the intensity of their orgasm at 1 out of 10.
The results of this survey seem to throw all stereotypes out the bedroom window and defy all preconceptions. Who’d have thought that a third of the population of Norway has at least one orgasm every day? And who’d have predicted the Brits would be such headboard-rattlers, with 53% – the highest in the category – saying their orgasms were sometimes loud? And perhaps most surprisingly, isn’t it strange that the US doesn’t seem to stand out in any extreme, remaining in the middle of most of the groups throughout the results? Time to throw out those old clichés.
What we’ve learned is that human sexuality is much more than procreation—the way sex is performed varies due to cultural differences. Some argue that society and sexuality, two fundamental biological foundations, are organized by the social aspects of a culture. What we’re getting at is that society relies on your orgasms, so continue to explore your best pleasure peaks.
To take our most recent Orgasm Quiz, click here! We’ve started asking juicer questions so that we can once and for all bridge the orgasm gap and provide you with tools to enhance your sexual wellness.
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published in The Journal of Sexology and she is currently writing a book on love languages.