World sex survey: Most promiscuous nation is … Turkey?

posted at 11:30 am on September 2, 2007 by Allahpundit

I guess they really have taken secularism to heart. Spend some time with the chart, which is complex but worthwhile. A few odd data points:

1) Despite (or because of?) their enormous populations, India and China tie for fewest sex partners on average. Both countries start late, too — 19 and 18, respectively — but China’s rate of STD is not only dramatically higher than India’s, it’s dramatically higher than any other country with similar rates of unprotected sex. I wonder why.

2) Only two countries average age 15 for their first act of intercourse: Germany, where the average number of partners is a modest six, and … Iceland, where it’s 13, the second highest on earth. What the hell’s going on in Reykjavik?

3) Note the cluster of big Scandinavian circles in the upper right. Lots of partners, lots of unprotected sex, and (not surprisingly) lots of STDs. Seems like an odd cultural quirk for such famously “progressive” countries.

4) Finally, Italians start late but they catch up in a hurry. Salud.


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“Delight.”

Best by-line ever. If that’s what you call them. Sounds better than “them words under the picture.”

John from OPFOR on September 2, 2007 at 11:51 AM

What the hell’s going on in Reykjavik?

It’s ICEland. You know what’s going on there.

Hannibal Smith on September 2, 2007 at 11:57 AM

It’s going to be a long thread. Here’s my contribution.

A black female coworker would make the comment ‘Once you go black, you don’t go back’.

I responded “Once you go white, you see how it’s done right!” It got a laugh. That was passed around among the minority females who had the good taste to like me.

On a different note, I really do wonder what the AIDS rate is in the Islamic world.

Canadian Infidel on September 2, 2007 at 12:04 PM

The reason the rates are so high in Iceland and Scandinavia is probably the same reason for the baby boom in Denver this year. What else is there to do when there’s a lot of snowfall?

Bad Candy on September 2, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Lotta goats there in Turkey.

saint kansas on September 2, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Exit question: If Russia attacked Turkey from the rear, would Greece help? :|

PatrickS on September 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Well, I’ve only known a few Turkish women, but every single one of them was hawt.

flipflop on September 2, 2007 at 12:35 PM

When I was in High School I became good friends with a guy and his family that had emigrated from Turkey after we got past hand signs for communication one of the first things he wanted to know was where is the brothel.

It seems when he turned 13 his father who was a merchant took him down to the local house of manly beastly pleasure and introduced him to the proprietor.

He was shocked and fairly mortified to find out that brothels weren’t legal or even accepted(at least in California).

I wonder if the chart includes numbers from the trade of Turkish alms* for the sexually needy.

*alms

(Greek: eleemosyne, compassionateness)

Material help given to the needy, prompted by Divine charity.

Speakup on September 2, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Can we draw a conclusion? Low marriage rates or “open marriages” in scandanavian countries = promiscuity and lots of STDs? Or, legalized same-sex marriage increases the rate of promiscuity and STDs?

Mallard T. Drake on September 2, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Well, I had this joke all ready to go about the Blue Mosque, but now it doesn’t make any sense.

Asher on September 2, 2007 at 1:35 PM

2) Only two countries average age 15 for their first act of intercourse: Germany, where the average number of partners is a modest six, and … Iceland, where it’s 13, the second highest on earth. What the hell’s going on in Reykjavik?

I knew a girl from Iceland. She told me half the is relateed to the other half. People do not ask about a persons lineage because they are probably dating a cousin. And Iceland has the highest rate of illegitimate children in Europe. Not much to do on that island…

Theworldisnotenough on September 2, 2007 at 1:49 PM

What the hell’s going on in Reykjavik?

Step away from the computer screen and get a date.

When half the year is dark that’s as good an activity as any.

Speakup on September 2, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Interesting. According to the chart, the average American starts having sex at 16, while the average Canadian starts at 17, even though the age of consent in Canada is one of the lowest in the world (14) while the US age of consent is generally 3-4 years higher.

c6gunner on September 2, 2007 at 2:27 PM

Allah,

Why must we have bed news so early in the day?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 2, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Hmm, I haven’t had a boyfriend in a long itme – perhaps my next vacay should be to Turkey. I know I wouldn’t get a boyfriend, but well, you know. ;)

mjk on September 2, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Interesting analysis and chart. China surprises me only because I didn’t expect them to answer honestly in that repressed country. It just seems you can be punished for just about anything so it took guts for those people to answer those questions.

Some other countries though look a little low and I would suspect they’d be bigger circles if they were free to talk about it. What it does tell me is America isn’t a bad seed..another words, chicken littles keep saying how we are morally going down the tubes…while sometimes that may look like it but when you look around, we aren’t worse off than other countries.

Highrise on September 2, 2007 at 2:32 PM

From the article:

Norway is the biggest culprit, with 70 per cent of Norwegians admitting to having unprotected sex without knowing the other persons sexual history. That explains why their rate of STDs is at a huge 21 per cent.

Wow. One out of five Norweigans is either itching, burning, oozing or dying.

Unless you’re married or if you are married to a US Senator, you should be protecting yourself. Even the pederasts and creeps on To Catch a Predator know this – every one of them brings condoms.

The Race Card on September 2, 2007 at 3:50 PM

borjk?

Kini on September 2, 2007 at 4:15 PM

At least one Nordic individual has a sense of humor. He got canned for it though.

Coronagold on September 2, 2007 at 6:16 PM

From the chart:

340 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections, not including HIV.

HOLY SH*T! 340 MILLION NOT INCLUDING HIV!!!!
Granted, I know that some STD’s are treatable, but . . . Oh, Man!

Troy Rasmussen on September 2, 2007 at 6:24 PM

legalized same-sex marriage increases the rate of promiscuity and STDs

Mallard,
The chart doesn’t demonstrate a causal relation between gay marriage and STDs. Also it seems counter-intuitive that gays marrying would cause heterosexuals to want to have more unprotected sex.

dedalus on September 2, 2007 at 8:25 PM

What would the STD rate be if people followed the 10 commandments?

Mojave Mark on September 2, 2007 at 8:49 PM

What is needed, is a very easily transmitted STD and it’s only symptom would be sterility.

TheSitRep on September 2, 2007 at 9:19 PM

Want to at least solve some part of the problem?

What is needed, is a very easily transmitted STD and it’s only symptom would be sterility pregnancy.

TheSitRep on September 2, 2007 at 9:19 PM

Speakup on September 3, 2007 at 12:17 AM

Too many people IMO already think of pregnancy as an STD already, which is of course why the abortion rate is so horrific.

inviolet on September 3, 2007 at 12:47 AM

What it does tell me is America isn’t a bad seed..another words, chicken littles keep saying how we are morally going down the tubes…

I would be one of those “chicken littles”.

while sometimes that may look like it but when you look around, we aren’t worse off than other countries.

Highrise on September 2, 2007 at 2:32 PM

And that would be one of the main reasoning points causing the moral decline. To too many people it’s not about being moral, it’s about being MORE moral than someone else.

One dead seed might look better than another dead seed, but it still won’t grow when you plant it.

frost on September 3, 2007 at 3:25 AM

My guess for Turkey’s numbers:

1. Turkey’s number of partners is partly based on visits to brothels.

2. Brothels filled with non-Muslim women (so doesn’t count in Islam)

3. Non-Muslim women pulled in either voluntarily or forced through the (still active) slave trade.

May explain quite a bit…slave trade usually involves Eastern European women looking for work. When they arrive, it ain’t the work they were offered or expecting!

Miss_Anthrope on September 4, 2007 at 10:12 AM