Sexual openness in other countries?

I'm not trying to call out anyone, but I have noticed that Americans are more uptight about sexuality, or subjects dealing with sex. This doesn't come from the stupid rule(in my opinion) here, it comes from my experiences.

I have noticed that Canadians are more open about talking about sex. I mean yes girls talk about sex here, but most anonymously. But the ones I have seen without anonymity are usually Canadian.

Am I correct in my observation? Are Americans uptight about the whole subject of sex, and are Canadians more open? Furthermore, are other countries open about the subject as well?

And finally, why do you think America is so uptight about the subject? What's so wrong with it?


Most Helpful Guy

  • I don't know about Canadians but I totally agree on what I have experienced so far in the US with some Americans - I'm Swiss and don't understand why so many people are still so prude or uptight over here. Sometimes it feels like we are still in the 50ties... It is very paradox to me that in a country with the largest porno industry of the world is not allowed to talk about sex topics at TV or in public e.g. **** words are beeped out and even here on the website too many people replace some words with ****. Why not using a medical term and replace the rude version to not use ****. Don't people know about the medical terms? Is it a question of education? Why can TV show how someone gets shot, is bleeding and dying on TV and nothing is hidden? Why is saying f*** worse than see and hear someone scream when he/she dies...? The porn question might be answered by - it seems that there is a high demand of getting information about sex and since you cannot see it in TV or in public - think about sex education programs on discovery channel - people cannot talk about free - they buy porn and think that is real... Maybe I'm leaning myself too much out the window but totally wrong I think I'm not.


What Girls Said 4

  • i agree, I've actually noticed this also. apparently canadians have a more open culture\?

  • I'm canadian, and I've noticed that about 50-75% of the americans I talk about sex to are still living in the third grade, its much like talking about sex in canada to a baptist or really devote catholic or something (not to offend either) hahah

  • This girl started randomly talking to me the other day from Sweden.

    She was very very very very open about sex.

    So, she just kinda started asking me all these really really really personal questions.

    It was sooo uncomfortable and awkward for me.

    Personally, I don't like talking about sex because I feel that its a really personal, intimate thing that should be shared among 2 people. Not anyone who asks.

    I know lots of people will disagree with me on this one (yourself included probably)... but hey, that's ok! That is just my opinion.

    : )

    Sorry, I kinda got off on a tangent there.

    Hope I answered your question, though.

  • I think you're somewhat correct, but also overgeneralizing.

    I think it's more accurate to say that the sexual openness in America is rather detached from the emotional content of sex, or the implications of sex. This site, for example, features questions that could have gotten Americans arrested 30 years ago. But at the same time, few people seem to understand that their sexual decisions will have consequences. People want instructions on specific techniques ... but they don't want to hear a word about how that choice will affect their life in the future.

    My two cents, anyway...


What Guys Said 5

  • I think your entirely wrong. Americans are very sexually open, especially the young. If you are Canadian, or from some other country other than America, then apparently they talk about sex in detail all of the time there. Lol.

  • umm you might have a point in that other countries may be a bit more open..then again there are others which forbid any sexual openness...

  • Americas puritan history.

  • Compared to the rest of the world we're somewhat in the middle as far as our openness to sex. The most strict would be Asian cultures like Vietnam and China, also girls from India lose their virginity the latest in the world so one could assume they're the most strict about it.

    The most relaxed ones are obviously Europe and Latin America.

    Americans are stricter because of the religious foundation constantly battling against the modern liberal progressives who are against most traditional (good) choices.