A popular men’s lifestyle website AskMen has surprised its Chinese readers by ranking China No 4 in its list of the world's top 10 "horniest countries”.
But what baffles the Chinese even more is the fact that Japan - whose AV idols have drawn tens of millions of loyal followers in China and worldwide - had failed to make the list.
“What happened to Japan?” asked many on Weibo.
On its website, AskMen said China's “sexual revolution” had won itself a place on the list.
“In the past eight years, 5,000 sex shops have opened in Beijing alone. Plus, China even has a Sexpo, where Chinese residents come to check out sex paraphernalia. And with 70 per cent of the world’s sex toys made in China, its horniest country status means that a good deal of their hard work won't have to go very far,” the website said.
“But those sex toys were made in China, not for China,” a microblogger argued on Weibo. “And why not rank the country that actually uses these toys?”
AskMen ranks Greece No 1, followed by Brazil and Russia.