Putting the “Lust” Back Into Wanderlust

by Libby Zay

The UK’s Daily Mail is quickly becoming my favorite news source, mostly for the sheer hilarity of the surveys they deem ”newsworthy”.  Case in point: Today’s tabloid-like poll comes from a survey of 15,000 women who were asked to rate men from varying nations on their bedroom abilities.

 Germans and Englishmen topped the worst list, titles given due to bad body odor and lazy lovemaking, respectively.  Not too far behind are American men, who rank 5th because they are ”too rough” and ”too dominating” between the sheets.  Yikes, that result is a little unnerving, don’t you think?

 The survey has pretty much no redeeming qualities–it’s heteronormative, promotes ethnic discrimination, and is sexist (a survey like this about women would never fly), but I’m wondering if anyone else notices a preference when it comes to who you single out, be it man or woman.  Personally, I don’t think I’ve been around the block enough to pass judgement–or maybe that’s just it, it depends on the person and not their heritage.

Image courtesy the Library of Congress .

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