Your Pass­port to Hot­ter

Sex This year, give your sex life a bold in­ter­na­tional flavour.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS - By An­nie Daly

The world is get­ting smaller, more of us are trav­el­ling, and we know more about other cul­tures than ever be­fore. But what hap­pens be­hind their bed­room doors re­mains a bit of a mys­tery. So we asked Cosmo ed­i­tors from our sex­i­est in­ter­na­tional edi­tions to fill us in on their coun­tries’ at­ti­tudes (and tips!) about ev­ery­thing sex-re­lated. Read on to add a lit­tle in­ter­na­tional flavour to your love life—and get up to speed on what to ex­pect if you’re plan­ning a va­cay abroad. Sexy trav­els!

How dif­fer­ent coun­tries feel about... SEND­ING SEXY PICS MAK­ING A SEX TAPE ONLINE DAT­ING WHO PAYS ON DATES KINKY SEX TRENDS WATCH­ING PORN SAME-SEX EX­PER­I­MENT­ING THE GAY SCENE MAS­TUR­BA­TION

CHEAT­ING

In most cul­tures, cheat­ing means kiss­ing some­one else, the end. But th­ese lands have their vari­a­tion.

NETHER­LANDS “As soon as there is sex­ual ten­sion in any way, that’s cheat­ing.” THAI­LAND “Se­cretly talk­ing to other peo­ple.” BRAZIL “Cheat­ing is kiss­ing some­one, even if you’re drunk; go­ing out with some­one while trav­el­ling, even if you’re sure no­body’s go­ing to find out; talk­ing to some­one in a bar for the whole evening with­out men­tion­ing that you’re in a re­la­tion­ship; go­ing out for drinks with a friend and meet­ing some­one with whom you had a his­tory; and online sex, online flirt­ing, and sex­ting. But friendly talk with an ex on Face­book is okay, if you tell your part­ner about it. Funny fact: some men here con­sider this cheat­ing.”

CHINA “It’s cheat­ing when phys­i­cal sex is in­volved. But a lot of women are talk­ing about soul cheat­ing, which is even worse. Peo­ple will some­times tol­er­ate cheat­ing if it hap­pens only once. If it hap­pens again, some peo­ple seek a re­venge cheat in or­der to main­tain the re­la­tion­ship.” SPAIN “Cre­at­ing in­ti­macy with some­one you are at­tracted to. It doesn’t mat­ter how: reg­u­lar tex­ting, hav­ing din­ner... if you’re will­ing to do that, bet­ter to break up with your boyfriend be­fore.” PHILIP­PINES “It starts with emo­tional in­ti­macy with oth­ers.”

UK “Any­thing that be­trays trust in a re­la­tion­ship. There is de­bate about emo­tional cheat­ing—more and more peo­ple flirt online or send pic­tures or con­tent that might be deemed in­ap­pro­pri­ate.”

SEND­ING SEXY PICS

MAK­ING A SEX TAPE

Women in most coun­tries are all about send­ing sexy pics to their sig­nif­i­cant other. Sex tapes, on the other hand? Not so much...

FRANCE “Mak­ing a sex tape? Unimag­in­able. Gross. Yeurk. Just a porn thing.” ITALY “It’s a nice idea, but the at­ti­tude is ‘Be care­ful if the story ends’.”

LATIN AMER­ICA “Cosmo read­ers here make a sex tape only [if they’ve been dat­ing some­one] for at least six months.”

THAI­LAND “Most of their part­ners have asked [if they could make a sex tape], but the women here do not think it is safe enough.” But if you and your man

do de­cide to make one, we sug­gest you fol­low this wise ad­vice from the UK, Aussie, and Nether­lands Cosmo ed­i­tors.

UK “Bri­tish women are well-versed in the rule that you should use your own phone to record any­thing and delete the video af­ter you’ve watched it!” AUS­TRALIA “A lot of women send sex­ties [sexts] and make sex tapes. We warn them to do it care­fully and with some­one they trust.” NETHER­LANDS “Just don’t pho­to­graph your head!” Or, you know, scream each other’s first and last names dur­ing your per­for­mance!

2 AV­ER­AGE NUM­BER OF DATES MOST COU­PLES WAIT BE­FORE THEY AC­TU­ALLY HAVE SEX. BUT IF YOU’RE CHI­NESE, THAI OR FILIPINO, IT’S AS MUCH AS TWO TO SIX MONTHS.

Well, she did al­ways want a pony...

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