Canadians polite about vacation sex noise

Oct. 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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HAMILTON, Ontario, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A survey of Canadian women on vacation published Thursday suggested 10 percent found the sounds of sex from adjacent hotel rooms or cabins was a turn-on.

The online survey of 1,013 women Aug.17-24 by the Ipsos Reid polling group for the website asked about the noisy sex-neighbor effect and found 46 percent of women found the experience "was annoying, causing them to turn up the television or radio to drown out the sounds."

The survey said 36 percent of vacationing women were indifferent to hearing the sounds of sex through the walls or doors and 2 percent were offended enough to complain to hotel management.

"When bumping into the noisy couple afterwards, 51 percent of respondents said they would do little more than offer a polite smile and carry on," the release said.

The survey went further, asking about women's likelihood of having sex while sharing accommodations with family or friends.

"Twelve percent of all respondents said they would find somewhere else to have sex outside the hotel room, with younger respondents more likely to do so at 20 percent," the survey showed.

The survey had a 3.1 percent margin of error.

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