These are the UK towns that have the least amount of sex

How sexually active are you? You might think that’s a personal question, but according to new research, it could be determined by your postcode – or at least the town you call home.

A survey conducted by adult retailer Lovehoney has revealed that the location where people have the least sex in the UK is a town in West Yorkshire.

UK towns that have the least amount of sex
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After analysing 725 towns, the research highlighted that those living in Batley are the least sexually active. In fact, they are also the least likely to explore sexual kinks and common fantasies, with sales of erotic toys and gifts at the lowest within the UK.

The town, which is known for not only its rugby team, Batley Bulldogs, but was the subject of numerous Monty Python sketches (remember the Batley Ladies Townswomen’s Guild?), has 40,000 residents, but a sex drive at a national low, according to the findings of the study.

On the flip side, the place that came out on top as being home to Britain’s most sexually active is Dagenham. The survey revealed that those who live in the Essex town own more vibrators than any other destination in the UK and also spend the most amount of money on sex toys.

Britain’s least sexy towns

  1. Batley, West Yorkshire
  2. Birkenhead – Merseyside
  3. Battle – East Sussex
  4. West Bromwich – West Midlands
  5. Sale – Greater Manchester
  6. Salford – Greater Manchester
  7. Barrow-in-Furness – Cumbria
  8. Swanscombe – Kent
  9. Rayleigh – Essex
  10. Mayfield – East Sussex
UK towns that have the least amount of sex
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Britain’s sexiest towns

  1. Dagenham, East London
  2. Southsea, Hampshire
  3. Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
  4. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  5. Sidcup, Kent
  6. Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  7. Romford, Essex
  8. Ely, Cambridgeshire
  9. Bathgate, West Lothian
  10. Sheerness, Kent

Lovehoney’s product director Bonny Hall said: ‘Residents of Dagenham own more sex toys than anywhere else and they came second for bondage items and sexy role play outfits.

‘All our data shows that couples with great sex lives enjoy higher overall levels of happiness, so head to Dagenham if you want to be part of the UK’s most sexually happy town!

She added: ‘The table also shows that sex in the suburbs is booming with lots of commuter towns in the South East featuring in the top 20.’