Drooping shares depress sex index

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 October, 1997, 12:00am

A global survey has put Hong Kong at the bottom of the love-making league.

And agony aunt Pamela Pak Wan-kam said the SAR's poor performance in the sex stakes would be further hit by the crisis in the stock and equity markets.

She said: 'I guarantee you that since last Thursday the amount of sex [in Hong Kong] has been cut in half.' Hong Kong's reputation as one of the world's most sexually repressed cities was reinforced last night by the results of the latest study by condom manufacturer Durex.

The survey team cites a direct correlation between poor sexual appetite and the SAR's workplace dynamism. It found Hong Kong people were often too exhausted to bother.

The French were found to be the most sexually active nation, followed by Americans.

Hong Kong's 'low sexual frequency' was coupled with poor sexual stamina. Whereas Americans 'kept going for almost half an hour', the average time invested in love-making in the SAR was just 12.3 minutes.

Ms Pak claimed that tiredness was only partly to blame. Traditional Chinese attitudes and Hong Kong's predilection for money put sex on the back burner. People preferred bonds to bonding.