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How many Canadians have sex on the beach?

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How many Canadians have sex on the beach?

Oh Canada, tsk, tsk, tsk I was an innocent back-packer in my 20s, on my very first trip to Europe,  and I'd just stumbled – quite literally – onto a nudist beach in Spain. I stood out like a polar bear at a beach party: clunky hiking boots, Gortex jacket wrapped about my waist, and weighed down by a pregnant backpack. I was simply looking for a spot in the sand. I looked around and suddenly saw more privates than an army doctor on inspection day. It was like one of those dreams in which your feet become glued to the ground and you can't move. I didn't know where to turn, or look for that matter. Then I heard the giggle. I looked up as a middle-aged couple, who I quickly discovered were French, walked up to me wearing nothing but grins. "We always know zee Canadians. Embarrassed, non? So cute, mais oui," said Madame Sans Vetements before she and her equally pink-skinned hubby ambled on their way. I thought back to that moment this morning when I read a survey from Expedia.ca, the leading online travel provider in Canada, on Canadian behavior while on  sunny beach holidays. Expedia's “ Escape Winter Report" polled hundreds of Canadians who are heading south this winter. Based on the weather we've been having so far in January, I'm not surprised that 24% of Canadians surveyed are planning on a tropical escape that involves beach and sun. Here's what I learned about Canadian beach behaviour from the Expedia survey results: • 53% of Canadians who take beach vacations say they’re “more adventurous” when having fun in the sun. • 70% say they intend to “eat unusual food” and another 35 percent profess that they will “try challenging water sports.” • Interestingly, it's more often women (39%) than men (32&) who will actually try the aforementioned water sports, be it diving, snorkelling etc. • Wearing revealing swimming suits? It seems 13 per cent of women will wear sexy bikinis, while only 9 per cent of Canadian guys step into sexy trunks. Go figure. • Quebecois men deviate from the national average: guys in la belle province are more likely to wear a Speedo or other skimpy bathing suit compared to the rest of Canadians. • Women are three times more likely than men to  visit a nudist beach rather than just thinking about it. • Only half as many (11 per cent) bare it all on a nude beach – except for Quebecers, 22 per cent whom happily strip down to the buff.The statistic you've been waiting for: One in five Canadians  surveyed (22%) admit to “getting frisky” at the beach while on vacation.  (Is there something about sun on your bottom that puts Canadians in the mood for nookie?) And where are Canadians likely to exhibit such behavior this winter? The top three destinations of choice for 2014 are same as previous year: Mexico, Florida and the Dominican Republic. Do you wear a sexy swim suit on vacation? At the resort pool, down on the beach, or not at all? And don't be shy, have you ever been amorous with your partner on the beach? Your secret is safe with me. But just post below anyway. (And do wear sun block on your privates, just in case.) If you're curious about Canadians' sex behavior otherwise, do check out the results of our popular 2013 Canadian Living Sex Survey. Even better, share your own: Take our 4th Annual Sex Survey!
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