Sunderland Named Britain's Sexiest City In New Lockdown Poll
The Tyne and Wear city has seen an 82 percent rise in spending on sexual pleasure during lockdown, according to the new map from sexual happiness brand Lovehoney, proving its residents have been feeling more amorous than Brits elsewhere.
Scottish towns Paisley and Dumfries came in second and third place, respectively, followed by Belfast and Dudley.
The least sexy locations, meanwhile, were the Outer Hebrides, Shetland, Guernsey, Perth and Guildford.
Ex-Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby, who is from Sunderland, said: "I always knew Mackems were the most passionate - now here's the proof.
"Ha'way the lads and lasses of Sunderland - they are proper canny!
"You've only got to look at the list of famous people who come from Sunderland to know that we have always punched massively above our weight as a city."
Lovehoney analysed spending habits in the top 750 towns and cities throughout the UK to find out how lockdown has impacted residents' levels of passion - with the sales of sex toys booming in recent months.
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A spokesperson for Bath-based firm Lovehoney said: "Sunderland is the UK's sexiest place with the biggest rise in sexual activity since lockdown.
"We have seen a huge surge in activity on Wearside as singles and couples look to escape the pressures of lockdown by experimenting more sexually.
"All our data shows that couples with great sex lives enjoy higher overall levels of happiness."
Top 20 UK places for sexual activity since lockdown
6. South West London
17. East London
Bottom 10 UK towns and cities for sexual activity during lockdown
1. Outer Hebrides
2. Shetland Islands
7. Kirkwall in Orkney
10. St Albans
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