Tripharbour.ca/Leger survey finds 3 million Canadians have rocked the
boat; mature couples aged 45 and up lead the way in sexual adventures at
TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Nearly three million Canadians (12% of the
adult population) have joined the 'Naughtycal Mile Club' - a distinction
exclusively reserved for those who have had sex aboard a cruise ship - with
mature Canadians making the biggest waves. In fact, 58 per cent of
cruise-going Canadians aged 45 and older are members, while younger Canadian
cruisers (33%) have some catching up to do.
"Cruising offers couples the opportunity to romantically and physically
reconnect. As the ship sails out of port, so too do the distractions and
inhibitions that may hinder couples at home," says Stuart MacDonald, Founder
and CEO of Tripharbour.ca - the Internet's first-ever combined cruise
community, and cruise planning and buying site.
Who Knew? B.C. and Ontario Couples Most Frisky at Sea
In a big surprise, couples from British Columbia and Ontario were twice
as likely to have sex at sea compared to reputedly more passionate couples
from Quebec. Cruisers from B.C. and Ontario came out 'on top' at 57 and 55
percent, respectively compared to only 22 per cent of Quebeckers who have had
sex while cruising.
More than a quarter of Quebeckers, however, claimed that they would be
more likely to have sex aboard a cruise ship than at a land-based resort,
hinting that more Quebeckers may soon join the ranks of the 'Naughtycal Mile
Club' - with sexual gusto.
Younger Canadians seek sexual adventure at sea
Though the cabin was named the single most adventurous place to have sex
aboard a cruise ship (28 per cent), Canadians are using their imaginations and
entering unchartered waters when it comes to engaging in sexual trysts.
Canadians aged 35 and younger are 67 per cent more likely to imagine
having sex in a life boat, pool/hot tub, and on the bridge. In addition,
nearly two-thirds of men surveyed fantasize about having sex outside of the
"There are lots of exciting ships and destinations for Canadians to
choose from that can help rekindle their romance or refuel their sexual fire.
Based on the survey results, Canadians of all ages are discovering that
romance can blossom at sea," says MacDonald, who speaks with authority - he
got engaged on a cruise ship. "We're here to help people find that perfect
romantic getaway at sea."
These are the findings of a Leger Marketing poll conducted on behalf of
Tripharbour.ca from 09/05 to 09/08, 2008. A random selection was achieved by
inviting 1,030 male and female respondents aged 18 years and older to conduct
an online survey. The margin of error for a sample of this size is +/- 3.1 per
cent, 19 times out of 20.
Tripharbour.ca is the web's first combined cruise community and cruise
planning and buying site. Founded in Canada by experienced travel industry
innovator Stuart MacDonald, Tripharbour.ca launched in April 2008. The site
facilitates the online cruise purchasing experience by merging e-commerce with
e-community, empowering consumers to independently choose and purchase their
perfect cruise holiday. Tripharbour.ca is equipped with customer service
support, as well as an un-moderated social media community designed for cruise
enthusiasts to share and compare stories of their travels. Visit
www.Tripharbour.ca for further information.
About Leger Marketing
Leger Marketing is Canada's largest Marketing Research Firm with offices
in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City and Winnipeg. As well,
Leger Marketing is growing internationally with offices in Philadelphia,
Tampa, Denver and affiliates worldwide.
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