WHOA Newsletter - January 15, 2007

WHO@ Newsletter

January 15, 2007

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I didn't know they were that hard up (pun intended)

More Internet sex please, we're Croatian
A majority of Croatians say they find the Internet to be a useful tool in improving their sex lives, according to a survey.

Fifty-eight percent of Croatians who responded to a magazine questionaire said that they had ended up in bed with people they had met while surfing on match-making or pornographic websites.

More than 85 percent of Croatians who visit the sites said they had met up with their online friends, said the survey of 2,079 people published in the Drustvena istrazivanja magazine.

Sixty-two percent of women and 54 percent of men said they have had sexual relations with people they had met on such websites, it added.

According to the study, on average visitors to the websites are 30-year-old singles, have a university degree, and are satisfied with their sex lives.

The biggest number, or 44 percent, are aged between 25 and 34, followed by 30 percent of them aged between 12 and 24, and 19 percent between 35 and 44.

According to estimates in the local press, some 240,000 Croatians out of 1.2 million with Internet access are regular visitors of pornographic sites.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

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