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Swedish women more prone to lose libido over flatulence fears

The Local · 11 May 2012, 11:53

Published: 11 May 2012 11:53 GMT+02:00

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The study, which was commissioned by pharmacy chain Kronan and Swedish research company Novus, found that some 30 percent of women surveyed had said “thanks, but no thanks” to sex due to their gassy stomach, wrote daily Aftonbladet.

Only 15 percent of men made the same claim, however.

Bert Karlsson, a celebrated Swedish 66-year-old record company manager and former politician, was quizzed by the paper on the statistics, and claims to have never used the excuse of a gassy stomach.

“No, above all, I never have problems with my stomach,” he told the paper.

However, discussing such problems at home proves to be less of a problem for Swedes, with some 36 percent of them saying that they talk about such issues with their family.

Meanwhile, in terms of actually passing the gas, fifty percent of the Swedes interviewed said they had no problem with letting one fly in front of their partners.

“Having sex is not something that goes well with breaking wind. That’s the most off-putting thing there is,” quipped Karlsson to Aftonbladet.

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Your comments about this article

12:56 May 11, 2012 by Twiceshy
What the ...
14:09 May 11, 2012 by rohermoker
It must be a slow news cycle, or do inquiring minds realy want to know
14:10 May 11, 2012 by umeåstar
hahahahahahahahahaha thanks for the laugh!
15:15 May 11, 2012 by ljonesdontplay
Myself, its good to make my stank durin sex coz then ther girl will leave after and I can go out with my boyz. That's cool. There ain't no better way to get her gone than blast off. What's the definition of eternity, the time between when you come and she leave. Git nice and stanky and she be gone in 5! Then you can be at the club gettin some more.
15:16 May 11, 2012 by aditya_mcadu
My God... is Sweden really that short on good news articles.......
15:36 May 11, 2012 by Svensksmith
Just like a jet engine, it helps me achieve more thrust.
18:42 May 11, 2012 by Vermaldeehide
what a bunch of hot air...
19:09 May 11, 2012 by imbad005
Am I watching Yahoo news!
20:53 May 11, 2012 by spidernik84
Yeah, what an article. Especially since this phenomenon is caused by air in the intestines, not in the stomach for sure :) In that case, you'd burp! :D
21:28 May 11, 2012 by Lunneia
Actually not all farting during sex is farting! Those who know will tell you that after a good DS...some farting follows, but not from the usual place! whew!
00:12 May 12, 2012 by jack sprat
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good !
01:17 May 12, 2012 by MitchT
Think of it as indoor fireworks: noise and smells.
23:57 May 12, 2012 by mcarroll1
I think I would take a chance on my girl breaking wind during sex.However, I can understand the girl not wanting to no more than I would want to at this delicate moment. There is far more pleasant music to make love to not to mention the assault on other senses. But we all heard the term 'Wham! Bam! thank you Mam!' Now we know what the Bam was.
11:35 May 13, 2012 by soultraveler3
They're worried because a good fart might dislodge the stick that so many seem to have! :)
19:40 May 19, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Gross stuff!
23:06 May 20, 2012 by batista
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