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Neighbourly sex no bother for Swedes: study

The Local/jl · 29 Oct 2011, 13:43

Published: 29 Oct 2011 13:43 GMT+02:00

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The study has focused its research on social media, such as tweets and Facebook status updates, to find out what people say and think about their neighbours.

“On micro blogs we have a tendency to think out loud, which gives an un-edited image of what people actually think of their neighbours,” Johan Vesterberg at Fastighetsbyrån said in a statement.

Overall sixty eight percent of posts about our neighbors are negative, with the most common reason being noise.

Some 17 percent of posts expressed a neutral view and 15 percent were positive.

Of the 1000 posts reviewed, some 15 percent concerned the moans and groans associated with sexual activity - the only category where a majority of the comments were positive.

On the other hand, Swedes don’t seem to have much good to say about neighbours renovating, partying or emitting unidentified noises.

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The study was carried out in connection with "Grannens dag" (literally: neighbour's day) which was instituted by Kenneth Eneroth in 2000 to honour and appreciate one’s neighbours.

This year's Neighbour Day is set to fall on the day when time is set back one hour for winter time, which this year will be in the early hours of Sunday October 30th.

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Your comments about this article

21:35 October 29, 2011 by lovedealer76
That tells me how much many swedes are suffering in silence of sexual pleasure's.

I guess many find it appealing to the ears as it turns them on into self pleasure sexually,if not then i don't know cos to me noise is noise
23:06 October 29, 2011 by charubun pananon
It would be nice if the couple moan in beautiful music, wouldn't it ?
00:01 October 30, 2011 by shiraz
Swedes are a good people who do not covet the happiness and joyful union of others. May everyone in the world rejoice in the love shared by others and may everyone find love and joy and happiness. There are parts of the world where everyone covets everyone everything : some cannot smile, some cannot see a girl and boy hold hands or kiss or even talk in public - such are terrible parts of the world which we hope will give up their hurtful ways.
22:54 October 30, 2011 by johnny1939
usually it does not last that long anyway....snoring lasts most of the night!!!!
11:14 November 1, 2011 by gplusa
My neighbours having sex doesn't bother me. It would be polite if they went home first though.
12:19 November 1, 2011 by John.Smith
I once opened my door to find my upstairs neighbours in almost fully clothed coitus on the stairwell. This was about 3 am on a Sunday morning as I was leaving for the airport. They didn't stop and barely acknowledged my presence. But thats London for you.
18:35 January 24, 2012 by Vill
My problem with sex noises is that (sometimes) 9 months in the future begins the most horrible screaming and crying which brings on years of misery.
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