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Right wing people have better sex than you

The politics of Trump and Farage correlates with a good shag, apparently

The hard right goes hard, and Donald Trump and Nigel Farage might be better in the sack than you. Apparently, “very right wing” people are the most likely to be satisfied with their sex lives, according to a YouGov survey for the book Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box.

In a survey shared with Buzzfeed News, the results of 19,000 people from the UK, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden showed that those who aligned themselves the most with right wing politics also paralleled those who reported the most sexual satisfaction.

So the more right wing you are, the better sex you have, allegedly.

The study showed that in the UK, left-wingers were least likely to describe their sex lives as satisfying of those surveyed (66 per cent), with 73 per cent of the “very right wing” clocking in the hot seshes. Sweden also had near identical figures to the UK.

The survey also said people in the UK are overall more satisfied with their lives the more into the right wing spectrum they are.

About 71 per cent of “very right wing” people say they are satisfied with their life, compared to 62 per cent of “very left wing” people.

However, French left wing people report being the most happy, with those who define themselves as "right wing" the least happy, with just 57 per cent saying they are satisfied with their lot.

Joe Twyman, who’s YouGov’s head of political and social research, said enlisting with UKIP won’t suddenly improve your sexual encounters, however.

“There are obviously numerous factors that might explain an individual’s sexual happiness and this study does not suggest that changing your political views would make you happier in bed (or on the stairs, on the kitchen floor, in the shower and on the backseat of the car).”

“The old rules about correlation not equaling causation always apply. Being very right wing doesn’t make you sexually satisfied, but nonetheless, these results suggest it is, in contrast to at least some stereotypes popular in the political world, those on the very right of the political spectrum who enjoy their sex life the most – and that this finding is true across a number of different European countries.”