Koreans are the least sexually active among people in 13 countries surveyed in an international online poll, a global pharmaceutical company said Monday.
Eli Lilly and Co.'s Seoul office said Korean couples over 34 have sex an average of 1.04 times a week, citing the survey based on data collected from 12,063 people worldwide including 1,005 Koreans.
South Korea was the only Asian country on the list that was otherwise made up of European and North American countries.
Portuguese and Mexicans were the most sexually active, with couples there engaging in sexual intercourse 2.05 times and 2.03 times per week, respectively. They were followed by Romania, Austria and Belgium.
The survey also showed low frequency rates in Finland and Denmark where the results stood at 1.21 times and 1.10 times on average per week.
The U.S.-based pharmaceutical company said 48 percent of Koreans questioned experienced being rejected by their partners, which is much higher than the 33 average for all countries checked.
Reflecting this, Eli Lilly said 44 percent of Koreans said they gave excuses, such as fatigue and exhaustion, to avoid sexual relations with their partners.
The latest findings, meanwhile, said only 8 percent of Koreans polled said they sought medical advice or treatment for sex-related problems, the lowest number among the countries surveyed. (Yonhap)
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