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There are valuable lessons that our EU neighbors can teach us Brits about sex and love. (File photo)

We may be ready to (perhaps) make an exit on January 31, but our European colleagues still have a few lessons to teach English before we say goodbye.

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About sex, by the way.

Do you want to have more confidence? A better flirt? Less inconvenience? Do you want to educate teenagers who start sex later and have fewer sexual partners?

These are the countries that can teach us British valuable lessons about sex and love.

There are valuable lessons that our EU neighbors can teach us Brits about sex and love. (File photo)

There are valuable lessons that our EU neighbors can teach us Brits about sex and love. (File photo)

The best flirt price goes to …Spain

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You were expecting Italy or France, right?

You are not far away – they are always in the top five – but the country that is most consistently named as producing & # 39; the world's most flirty people is actually Spain.

It's not just the men who live up to their reputation as passionate, passionate Latin lovers.

Sex expert Tracey Cox (photo) shares her advice about the lessons we can learn from others

Sex expert Tracey Cox (photo) shares her advice about the lessons we can learn from others

Sex expert Tracey Cox (photo) shares her advice about the lessons we can learn from others

Hispanic women turned out to be & # 39; the world's largest flirts in one major survey.

Dating website, Badoo.com, ranked 20 countries based on the number of contacts with a man initiated by women in each country.

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Spanish women covered the table with a comfortable stretch.

(By the way, the British are in 14th place and the US in second place.)

Until the mid-70s & # 39; 70 Spanish women could not open a bank account without their husband's permission.

Now the proportion of female directors on the boards of large companies is larger than in countries such as Belgium.

Gone is the traditional, submissive senora, dressed in black. She has been swept aside by spicy modern, independent women such as Penelope Cruz.

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The lesson to be learned? It is more than OK for women to take the first step.

The country that is most relaxed with nudity, Germany

I can personally vouch for this.

Anyone who has been to Mykonos in Greece has probably heard of Nammos, an exclusive club and restaurant that attracts the rich and famous.

There are sunbeds in front of you for which you pay a fortune, populated by thin, glamorous women in designer swimwear and rich Greek yacht owners who smoke cigars.

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I was there a few years ago and watched in bewilderment, while an elderly German couple decided that the piece of sand that appealed to them most was right in the middle of the walkway between these sunbeds.

Far from being discouraged by the angry customers, they set up camp, brought out their flasks of coffee and deck chairs, and became naked.

I have never seen anything like this in my life! Especially the incredible expressions on the club's visitors when the man got up to rummage through their beach bags to find sunscreen for his wife, giving us an excellent view of his buttocks and testicles.

Nudism is still very popular in Germany and according to a poll this year by a German holiday destination, 60 percent of Germans thought it was great to expose your skin. (File photo)

Nudism is still very popular in Germany and according to a poll this year by a German holiday destination, 60 percent of Germans thought it was great to expose your skin. (File photo)

Nudism is still very popular in Germany and according to a poll this year by a German holiday destination, 60 percent of Germans thought it was great to expose your skin. (File photo)

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The staff could not do anything about it because the beach itself is public, even if the bit on which the loungers are not.

Their complete lack of self-awareness – middle-aged and overweight instead of thin and beautiful as well as completely naked – made me stand up and pump up the air with a & # 39; Yes! & # 39 ;.

Every German I told this story laughs and is not a little surprised.

Nudism is still very popular in Germany.

It is known as Freikoerperkultur (FKK): Free Body Culture.

Everything is normal in saunas, swimming pools, the park and on the beach.

A poll by a German holiday location this year showed that 60 percent of Germans were fine with people being partially or completely naked on the beach and elsewhere.

Forty percent also said they would not care if their colleagues came to work to work naked.

It is thought that topless sunbathing, which continues on most European beaches, began when the West Germans went on holiday in Europe, bringing with them their tolerant attitude to nudity.

Looking at that happy German couple, so satisfied in their body and skin, in stark contrast to the leaner but paranoid body-conscious crowd in Mykonos, I have no doubt who is right.

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Most likely an affair? It is a drawing

We are convinced that things are the rigeur in France.

We may also be right: a study found that France is the only country where most people believe that matters are morally acceptable. Only 28 percent of adulterers say they regret their affairs.

When President Hollande was reportedly photographed on this scooter in the middle of the night to see his mistress, his polls did not go up.

Another recent survey found that 43 percent of the French had affairs – but France has competition.

When it came to the country that was likely to have an affair, one study found that France is the only country where most people believe that matters are morally acceptable. (File photo)
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When it came to the country that was likely to have an affair, one study found that France is the only country where most people believe that matters are morally acceptable. (File photo)

When it came to the country that was likely to have an affair, one study found that France is the only country where most people believe that matters are morally acceptable. (File photo)

Italy beat them with two percent. Perhaps not surprising, given the country's head, Silvio Berlusconi was more known for his Bunga Bunga parties than his politics.

It is clear that Italians do the same & # 39; so what? & # 39; attitude to play away like the French: Italy still has one of the lowest divorce rates of all countries, despite the high proportion of unfaithfulness.

Of course I do not argue that the British should adopt a & # 39; cheating is fine & # 39; philosophy. But there is a reason why psychotherapist Esther Perel & # 39; s Ted Talk & # 39; Rethinking Infidelity & # 39; has millions and millions of hits.

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Infidelity is not as black and white as most people think.

The all-round winner of everything sexual – Scandinavia

Every time there is a study that tries to scare the Scandi's away from the throne of sexual freedom, this simply confirms what has long been known.

The Scandinavians always have a good time when it comes to sex.

There is a relaxed liberal perspective on sex and sexuality that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

Pre-marital sex has been acceptable in Scandinavia for centuries, they share Germany's relaxed view of nudity and you often see sexual images on television during the day.

Abortion has been legal for 30 years and gays and lesbians now have virtually the same rights as heterosexual people.

Tracey said the Scandinavians are doing well every time it comes to sex and we Brits can learn something from them. (File photo)

Tracey said the Scandinavians are doing well every time it comes to sex and we Brits can learn something from them. (File photo)

Tracey said the Scandinavians are doing well every time it comes to sex and we Brits can learn something from them. (File photo)

Why so liberated?

The Swedish government believes that teaching children about sex is crucial to minimize STDs and teenage pregnancies. Teenagers not only get to see how to put a condom on a banana (also known as the English way), but learn how orgasms can be enjoyable.

Guess what?

It works.

The teenagers from Scandinavia have fewer sexual partners, start sex later in life and have fewer STDs than other countries.

Teens who are educated in sex become sexually healthy adults who enjoy more satisfying sex and, therefore, better relationships than those who have not been taught about sex.

Because Scandinavians are not big churchgoers, sex is not seen as & # 39; sinful & # 39; – which works well for women.

Women have the same right to sexual experiences as men.

Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman – women have the most equal access to education and healthcare – Finland, Norway and Sweden come in second, third and fourth place.

There is much to learn from Scandinavia. But the biggest lesson of all is that sex education does not encourage promiscuity, as some people think, it makes it less likely.

You can find more advice about love, sex and relationships traceycox.com. Find her two product ranges lovehoney.co.uk.

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