Let"s turn the lights off dear! 60% of Brits say they prefer lovemaking in the dark

Let's turn the lights off dear! 60% of Brits say they prefer lovemaking in the dark

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17:13 GMT, 28 March 2012

A global sex survey has revealed Brits are world leaders when it comes to lovemaking in the dark.

The stereotype of the English being sexually repressed has been reinforced by the poll which shows sixty five per cent of UK residents reach for the light switch when they are turned on.

'The age-old image of the British wanting the lights out is once again turning out to be a truism,' said a spokesperson from underwear firm Bjorn Borg which commissioned the study.

A poll has revealed that many Brits prefer the lights off when they are turned on

A poll has revealed that many Brits prefer the lights off when they are turned on

Almost one firth – 18 per cent – of those who responded said they did it in the dark because they didn't think they were attractive to their partner undressed.

The survey showed the 26 per cent of UK men ask for the lights to be off before lovemaking can begin.

But 47 per cent of Britons did say that their favourite thing to do in the dark was to 'get sexy' with someone.

In total, 60 per cent of Britons said they turn the lights off before they get to bed or 'when my mate is ready for action.'

Americans were close behind – 64 per cent – and then the Swedish at 63 per cent.

Spain was the top of the lights-on league with 56 per cent of people saying they like to see what they are doing.

The survey, conducted by former Wimbledon ace Bjorn Borg's Swedish underwear firm, included Sweden, England, the U.S, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Holland and China.

One of the more bizarre revelations was that one in three Chinese participants cited electric underwear that lit up as a turn on.

A minimum of 175 interviews were taken in each country.