World: Extra-marital Affair

Saw this in Economist: Extra-marital affair number (confession) around the world! Originally from Durex Sex Survey 2005. The number is % of the adult interviewed admitted that they have extra-marital affair.

Finland 36%? Hmmm, I better watch out my husband closely… 😛


  1. June 25, 2007 at 10:22 am

    […] Hungary and Denmark think the otherwise. Well, it is interesting to compare their opinion to the self-reported extra marital affair, as reported in Durex Sex Survey […]

  2. Interesting said,

    August 26, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    I would assume that Scandinavians are more honest to report their “slips”, of which they are in most cases not proud… and the Central and Southern Europeans more likely to “forgot” their taste for commercial sex, after all there is striking difference what it comes to the red light districts/bordellos which are not unusual in central/southern Europe but next to nonexistent in the North (I wonder where all their customers come if all are so decent…)

  3. mich said,

    August 26, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Well, that is an interesting observation. I would love to know why there is a difference in motivation for Scandinavian to report “more honestly” than South/Central Europe 🙂
    Another point would be that extra-marital affair won’t be neccessarily built on prostitution relationship alone. Netherlands, Germany. Switzerland, Australia(?) and New Zealand has legalized prostitution but i don’t see their rank is high up there (except for Netherlands).
    But I guess your main underlying point is right: honesty in this self-report assessment remain the biggest part to be known. 😛

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