SINGAPORE - According to a latest survey, Singaporeans are a hard lot to please in the bedroom.
A Durex sexual wellbeing survey found that just 58 per cent of us are satisfied in bed - making Singapore the second least satisfied country globally, just nudging out Japan, which rated an overall satisfaction level of 34 per cent.
Only half of men surveyed (54 per cent) were satisfied with their partners when it came to sexual pleasure in the bedroom. Singaporean women seemed to be slightly more satisfied with their partners, with almost two-thirds (62 per cent) claiming their partners were good at providing sexual pleasure.
It was a different story for the rest of the region, such as neighbouring Malaysia, which recorded a 85 per cent national average in satisfaction in sexual pleasure.
Indonesia came in tops on the global scale at 89 per cent satisfaction level.
Singapore's dismal ranking could possibly be due to its people lacking in the area of making their partners feel loved during sex.
The survey showed that just 66 per cent of men here and 72 per cent of women said that they felt loved by their partners during sex.
"While people in Singapore feel emotionally connected during sex, they don't seem to feel loved by their partners. Intimacy and emotional connection often play a strong role in sexual satisfaction for both men and women," said Nikhilesh Kalra, Marketing Director at Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia & Singapore.
Be more intimate
The researchers encouraged Singaporeans to experiment and communicate more with each other when they are in bed, as this is likely to up the enjoyment factor.
On the bright side, Singaporeans appear to have a positive outlook towards sex in general.
Eight out of 10 women here and almost seven in 10 men agreed that sex is important in bringing couples closer to their partners emotionally.
At 77 per cent, respondents aged between the 35 to 49 years represented the largest group who felt closer to their partners through sex, compared to only 64 per cent of younger respondents aged between 18 to 24 years.
In addition, Singaporean men won in terms of showing a more sentimental side to their psyches, as compared to their Asian counterparts.
Close to 60 per cent of men said that feeling loved, respected and being intimate during sex is as important to men as it is to women.
This is quite different compared to countries like Taiwan, China and Indonesia, where the majority of men said intimacy during sex is more important to women than it is to men.
The survey was conducted mid to late last year to gain global consumer insights into sexual attitudes and behaviours.