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Single Britons have lax sexual morals
Updated: 2004-08-18 13:42

Single men and women in Britain have some of the most lax sexual morals in the world, an international survey claims.

Britons are the most likely to believe it "normal" for a thirtysomething to have had at least 10 lovers, and are among the least fervent believers in monogamy.

Views on fidelity and sexual liberation were found in a poll of more than 10,000 people for the marketing agency Euro RSCH Worldwide.

Adults from the UK, France, Germany, United States and China were questioned about their sexual mores for the survey.

Nearly six out of 10 Britons (59 per cent) said it was normal for a person in their 30s to have had 10 or more lovers, compared with 30 per cent of French and 17 per cent of Chinese.

The Americans came close to Britain in the "10 or more" belief. But more than half of Americans and 70 per cent of Chinese say monogamy is a natural state for humans, while just 42 per cent of Britons agree.

Also in Britain, only 63 per cent of men and 47 per cent of women expect regular sex with their partners, the lowest proportions in the world.

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