PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 10:49am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 July, 2013, 6:12pm

China is ranked world's fourth 'horniest country'... but where's Japan?


Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for Amy can be reached at, or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP

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.


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