June 22, 2012
After a study found that Norwegians were the most sexually active Scandinavians, but used protection the least, the sex education nonprofit RFSU called on Norway's men to put on condoms and take part in a "sex hour" Thursday. Campaigners urged men to switch off the televised Euro 2012 soccer quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Portugal and indulge in an hour of condom-protected sex with a willing partner at 1900 GMT. "This is meant to be this year's most pleasant hour in Norway," said RFSU sexologist Sidsel Kloeew. "Our motto is sex is good, sex improves your health." The study found that 62 percent of Norwegians ages 20-35 did not use a condom during their last casual sex encounter. Norway logs 20,000 cases of chlamydia each year.