TORONTO -- Nearly one in two Canadian women have fantasized about having sex outside of their hotel room while on vacation and nearly 43% have acted on the urge, according to a new survey.
Ipsos Reid conducted the vacation sex survey on behalf of Tripcentral.ca, asking 1,013 Canadian women about their globe-trotting sexual adventures.
“It’s a large number,” said Richard Vanderlubbe, president of Tripcentral.ca, of the 43% of women who have had sex outside of their hotel room. “It’s not like it’s happening on every vacation, but it did seem like a high number.”
Women between the ages of 18 and 60 who had taken a vacation outside of Canada by airplane within the last three years were surveyed online. They were either married, common-law, in a relationship or casually dating.
When asked what their favourite places outside of their hotel room were to get busy, sex on the beach was tops, with 35% of women saying they had fantasized about it and 20% saying they had done it.
Sex in the ocean was ranked second, with 25% of women having fantasized about it and 15% having done it. On a boat ranked third, with 21% reporting the fantasy and 10% actually doing it.
Vanderlubbe said Tripcentral.ca was completing polling on other topics when they decided to throw in the sex survey to spice things up. The idea came from company employees, many of whom had heard couples talk about their amorous intents while booking vacations, he said.
“Couples say little things, we pick up on little things here and there,” Vanderlubbe said. “We always knew there was some underlying romantic need for people to get away and reconnect. We’ve always wondered what impact this had on the decision to go away.”
The company is also encouraging people to its website and take a “Vacation Friskiness Test” at Tripcentral.ca.