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    Australia and US found to be 'gayest countries'

    Researchers have concluded more than 17% of Australians and Americans are involved in gay or lesbian relationships.

    It puts the countries equal first in the world for its proportion of homosexuals.

    The worldwide survey of sexual habits by Durex found that at the other end of the scale, Vietnam recorded the lowest proportion of gay and lesbian relationships at 3%.

    The company said faking orgasms is also common in Australia, with 47% of respondents admitting to doing so at least once.

    This is almost twice the global average of 26%, reports the Herald Sun newspaper.

    The company said Australians enjoyed a busy love life, having sex on average 125 times per year. Hungarians came out on top, having sex 152 times per year. But Australians were still ahead of Americans, at 118 times a year.

    The survey also found phone, text and cyber sex were gaining in popularity in Australia, with 43% indulging in "virtual reality sex".

    The company said more than 150,000 people took part in the online survey, which is now in its seventh year.



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    Here in the states the forces of political correctness have had a very long history of when finding that reality does not fit their political goals, they simply manufacture what they need. When caught and exposed typically they whine "well, that's the way it ought to be, even if not actually true." What's needed for many of them is a "sensitivity course" to the basic value of honesty and truth.

    All and all, sounds like just another case of "pc fever" causing the patient delusion.
    Turman found a copy of The Graduate, and thought highly enough of the story that he made a movie he considered to be 90-percent faithful to the book.

    But Turman and director Mike Nichols made one key adaptation, changing the Braddocks from WASP-y blonde characters into a dark-haired, more ethnic-looking family.

    From NPR's Present at the Creation

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    Well, first of all it was only an online survey, so it is naturally easy to manipulate by special interest groups. And then it was conducted by one of the world's biggest manufacturer of condoms, so the results are most probably sexed up in order to fit into their marketing strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    And then it was conducted by one of the world's biggest manufacturer of condoms, so the results are most probably sexed up in order to fit into their marketing strategy.
    Geez, could be there trying to appeal to more homosexuals by the gay friendly results. Anything for an extra dollar. To be sure tho, from what I've read about poltical correctness the sex industry attempts to project itself as the most orthodox of the orthodox.
    Turman found a copy of The Graduate, and thought highly enough of the story that he made a movie he considered to be 90-percent faithful to the book.

    But Turman and director Mike Nichols made one key adaptation, changing the Braddocks from WASP-y blonde characters into a dark-haired, more ethnic-looking family.

    From NPR's Present at the Creation

    http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/graduate/

    http://www.norcalmovies.com/TheGraduate/tg11.jpg

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    However, we should respect Durex for not openly promoting the gay lifestyle like other condom manufacturers do it. Actually when I compare their marketing campaigns Durex appears to be quite old-school. Heck, even Condomi.com apparently realized that most of their customers may be young and frivolous, but still overwhelmingly heterosexual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    Hungarians came out on top, having sex 152 times per year.
    Hungarians are winning at something, and that is what really counts.

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    Damn nihilists.
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    Sydney has more homosexuals than San Francisco

    Good thing I live in Melbourne then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloysha
    Sydney has more homosexuals than San Francisco

    Good thing I live in Melbourne then
    Yes you're an attractive young man. Keep one eye open while you sleep if ever in Sydney

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