Aussie newlyweds are coming last — in more ways than one — according to a new survey that’s pulling back the covers on wedding night sex habits across the globe.
Compare.bet quizzed 980 couples across 44 countries to find out whether or not they, well... did the deed on the night they tied the knot and the results are rather surprising.
Strap yourself in as we jet off on an X-rated tour of honeymoon suites around the world.
The top 5 countries where couples are most likely to have wedding night sex
First stop: Finland, the home of saunas, reindeers and Nokia phones. Brides and grooms in this Nordic nation are the friskiest of all, with a whopping 89 per cent of couples surveyed knocking boots after getting hitched.
Must be something in the (icy cold) water, or perhaps it’s to do with Finland being the Happiest Country in the World...
Next, we’re heading almost directly southward to Egypt, where 88 per cent of couples get busy on their wedding night. Let’s just say humps are not just for camels.
Bringing some Latin flavour to the top five are Brazilian newlyweds, 87 per cent of whom made the most of their honeymoon suite. An impressive feat considering the drinking, dancing and fun of the reception often continues into the wee hours of the following morning.
We’re staying in South America for fourth place, Argentina, where 86 per cent of couples have sex after saying ‘I do,’ tying with newlyweds in the United Arab Emirates.
Rounding out the top five are Irish brides and grooms — 84 per cent of those hailing from the emerald isle enjoy some hanky panky on their wedding night.
Aussies come last in wedding night sex survey
Way down at the other end of the sexy spectrum are Australian couples, with just 36 per cent getting down and dirty on their wedding night. That means 64 per cent of couples down under are keeping things wholesome after officially exchanging vows, landing the country in dead last position when it comes to newlywed nookie.
Rubbing salt in the wound is the fact that our Kiwi mates over the ditch are more than one and a half times more likely to have sex on their wedding night. Not that it’s a competition or anything.
Newlyweds in Japan and Russia came in a second and third last place with 43 per cent and 54 per cent doing the four-legged foxtrot. Fourth-last place was a tie between Chile and Turkey with 58 per cent each while German couples rounded out the bottom five with 59 per cent.
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