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Cumming praises German attitude to sex



X Men star Cumming said Germans were very frank about the subject

HOLLYWOOD star Alan Cumming has revealed that he loves Germany– because of the country’s relaxed attitude to sex.

The Scots star of X Men said he loves the fact that guilt-free casual sex is acceptable inBerlin.

In an interview with a German magazine, Cumming also praised the Germans for their sense of humour.

The 46-year-old told Daily Front Row: “My favorite thing is the attitude towards sex. It’s very frank. There’s no shame about it.”

He added: “You know how you go to a bar, meet someone, and have sex with them?

“I had that experience completely in reverse.”

Since coming out as a bisexual in 1998, Cumming has publicly promoted gay rights campaigns and aids charities.

The actor, originally from Perth, often speaks about his sexuality and had his wedding vows renewed with graphic artist husband Grant Shaffer at Christmas time.

In the interview, Cumming, 46, was asked to describe German humour.

He replied: “It’s a little more obtuse, and slightly risqué. Germans are very aware of the image they project as Germans. They like being ribbed about being German, I think.”

Cumming – who played a German in X Men – was also asked why he took on so many Teutonic roles, replying simply: “It’s a domino effect!”

He added: “German people are darling. They aren’t as initially outgoing, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t friendly. There doesn’t seem to be such a class division of the chi-chi people and the non-chi-chi people. In fact, [the] desirable aesthetic is to not look chi-chi and wealthy.”

The star filmed a BBC documentary inBerlinin 2009 about cabaret performers.

Nine years earlier he spent a month in the city shooting a movie called Investigating Sex.

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2 Comments for “Cumming praises German attitude to sex”

  1. Well, I am a native German and what this actor says is not true, especially in southern Germany, we never talk about sex and ppl don’t just have sex with randome ppl they have met in bars. That article is based on his experience in a berlin sex store or bordell or whereever he met them

    • I agree with Linda. Of course casual sex is iniated if you PAY for it. To make Germans appear like they are a bunch of sex hungry tabooless people is american stereotyping at its WORST !!!! Wonder how many “puffs” he went to !

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