April 17, 2008 / 4:42 PM / 10 years ago

Indianapolis tops list of sexually satisfied cities

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Forget New York, Los Angeles, or even Miami, Indianapolis is the most sexually satisfied city in the United States, according to a new report.

The Indiana city is followed by Columbus, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Salt Lake City, Utah, in the report by Men’s Health Magazine that ranked the sexual satisfaction of people in 100 cities.

“Maybe they should take the stretch of I-74 that’s linking Indianapolis to fourth-place Cincinnati and hereafter call it ‘America’s Sex Drive’,” said David Zinczenko, the editor of the magazine, referring to the motorway linking the cities.

Researchers analyzed data on condom sales, birth rates from the U.S. Census Bureau and sales figures from two top sex-toy retailers to compile the ranking.

“It’s a statistical snapshot of sexual satisfaction across the United States,” Zinczenko said. “What we were doing was looking at three telling bedroom barometers.”

Other cities in the top 10 included San Antonio, Texas, at No. 5, followed by Denver in Colorado, Austin, Texas, Boise in Idaho and Chicago.

Lexington, Kentucky, came in last in the survey, while Montgomery and Birmingham in Alabama, Yonkers, New York, and Manchester, New Hampshire, rounded out the bottom five cities.

“Researchers have found having sex twice a week can help bolster a person’s immune system, burn excess blubber, and ease anxiety,” Zinczenko said.

“The benefits for men also include a reduced risk of prostate cancer and lower odds of a heart attack.”

Reporting by Julie Mollins; editing by Patricia Reaney

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