Although Italian women are the most sexually active in Europe, only a minority use the pill, according to a new study. The study was carried out on a cross section of 11, women between the ages of 15 and 49 in 14 countries for the European Society of Contraception. The report was illustrated here on Monday at the headquarters of Bayer Schering Pharma, during the presentation of their new birth control pill. Sardinian women were those in Italy who used the pill the most The pill was the contraception method least used in the southern regions of Campania 7. According to the head of the gynecology ward at the University of Pisa's Santa Chiara Hospital, Franca Fruzzetti, Italian women "remain reluctant to use the pill over because they are still not convinced hormones are really effective". According to the report, while European women on an average first consider using contraceptives at the age of 18, 16 in Germany and Scandinavia, in Italy and Spain the average rises to 20 years.
Countries where women have a High Sex Drive
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Cultural differences are evident in many areas of a society: lifestyle, values, ways of socializing. The way we live and experience sex is also sign of such differences. In the past, sex was considered a taboo subject. In Italy, just like in so many other European countries, this was perhaps due to the powerful influence of the Catholic Church on society. Before that, of course, we had the Romans, who were pretty open about their sexuality and whose freedom of mores astonishes many still today. It was something confined to our bedrooms, something people did but refrained from discussing. Sexuality was a private matter then, but things changed, in Italy as everywhere else in the world, especially after the cultural and social movements of the s, when sexuality turned into a symbol of freedom and personal affirmation, especially for women. One thing Italians always had on their side is a positive, natural attitude towards their bodies and body contact in general: it may be because we like to hug and kiss one another a lot, but one thing we would never be accused of is certainly of being frigid. Sex was natural, but better kept within the very private walls of the bedroom. Especially if you were a woman.
Ilaria Perrone, sex columnist for Grazia. Skyping from Milan, Perrone explained the hazards of dick-centric dating and swearing. What is dating like in Italy?
METHOD--Information on control women median age 54 years interviewed as part of a case-control study of cervical neoplasia conducted in the greater Milan area, Northern Italy were analysed using stratified analysis and multiple logistic regression. Ever smokers reported a higher number of sexual partners than never smokers. The proportion of nulliparae reporting three or more sexual partners was higher than that of parous women.