If you’ve wondered what Slovenia’s sex culture is like then… good news, we’ve done the research for you
With a population of just over 2 million people, Slovenia in the heart of Central Europe is a small country but one that is most famous as the birthplace of the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. This Balkan nation is a popular tourist destination, particularly for Brits who ranked it in their top ten European countries in the 2016 Telegraph Travel Awards. More than half of the country is covered with forests it is a lush country with a stunning natural landscape. Little wonder then that Slovenia is one of the most environmentally friendly nations on earth, only beaten on the Environmental Performance Index by the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden. But, where does Slovenia rank on the important indices of sexual liberation, prostitution and access to pornography?
In this guide, we delve into the culture of sex in Slovenia and explore the country’s legislation on pornography, prostitution and LGBT rights. We also look at the countries porn viewing trends and how and where you can find casual dating opportunities in Slovenia.
- 1 Sex in Slovenia
- 2 Adult Industry in Slovenia
- 3 Prostitution Laws in Slovenia
- 4 Slovenia: Porn Viewing Trends
- 5 LGBTQ in Slovenia
- 6 Top Classified/Personals and Dating Sites in Slovenia
Sex in Slovenia
Bordered by Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria, Slovenia is influenced by both Eastern and Western Europe. However, the nation is a proud and independent one with Slovenians having a reputation for being quietly conservative, very hospitable and deeply self-confident.
A former communist country until the break up of Yugloslavia in 1991, there is a sense of liberation about Slovenia that makes it feel fresh; almost as though they turned a blank page and decided to forge their own path, separate from the other republics from which it was once connected.
Though they share a history with Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenians have a very unique culture that blends their rich past with modernity. Traditionalists at heart, the population can be characterised by their patriotism, resourcefulness, creativity and good education.
According to Slovenia’s own tourist board, Slovenes would describe themselves “industrious, honest, a bit jealous, good singers who enjoy a good glass of wine, perhaps a bit on the melancholy side, and with a slight propensity for extremism”.
They are largely a sociable and friendly nation with plenty of broad-mindedness.
This can be translated into the open-minded approach to their sex lives with a global survey conducted by Durex revealing the following attitudes towards sexual indulgences:
|Have Tried…||Slovenia||Global Average||Comparison|
|Blindfolds and/or handcuffs.||28%||22%||Denmark 55%
|Role play.||19%||15%||Bulgaria 57%
|Dressing up.||9%||13%||Slovakia 46%
|Watching porn with a partner.||53%||35%||South Africa 60%
|Filming or photographing sex.||22%||17%||United Kingdom 29%
|Sex toys.||32%||20%||Iceland 56%
The same survey also revealed that one in four Slovenians own a vibrator (25%) which was about average for the study (27%).
The report goes on to determine what each nation finds sexiest in a partner with the results showing the following being the sexiest features:
- Toned body
- Face and Breast/Chest (joint 3rd)
- Eyes and attitude (joint 4th)
- Sense of Humour or ‘Other’ (joint 6th)
- Legs and Intelligence (joint 7th)
Not a single respondent ranked age, weight or hair colour as being important when it comes to determining how sexy someone is. Good news for young, obese gingers in Slovenia then! Having said that, Slovenians (in common with their Balkan neighbours) do find appearances a very important feature of dating and the healthy natural look is essential for dating.
From a list of celebrities, Slovenians chose Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as the sexiest female and male.
According to the Durex Global Sex Survey, the following stats were found to be true of Slovenians and their sex lives:
- The average time spent on foreplay in Slovenia is 19 minutes vs the global average of 19.7 minutes.
- Slovenians are having sex 117 times per year vs the global average of 103 times.
- Only 48% of Slovenians (men and women) have an orgasm every time they have sex; this is higher than the global average of 35%
According to global research conduced by Durex and published in their ‘Face of Global Sex 2010’ report, the following results were concluded about Slovenians and their use of contraception:
- Average number of sexual partners is 3
- 75% of Slovenian had used contraception during their last sexual intercourse. Lithuanians came in lowest in the survey at 49.2% and the Swiss reported the highest use at 81.8%
- Although more than 57% of the population identify as Catholic, 65.1% of those who responded totally disagreed with the statement ‘Sex education goes against my religious beliefs’; only 4.3% agreed or totally disagreed.
- 6% stated that condoms diminished sexual enjoyment.
It should be noted that only 65.6% of those who responded in this report had had sexual intercourse (compared to 80.4% of Germans and 57.5% of Lithuanians).
When it comes to sex education, the same survey revealed that the average age of first sex education in Slovenia was the lowest of all the countries surveyed at 11.5 years old. The oldest group in the survey were the Italians at 15.3 years old.
Most people reported that they received sexual health information primarily from their parents followed by teachers and the internet. Interestingly 16% of those surveyed stated their parents were still their major source of information.
Adult Industry in Slovenia
Apart from a few small outfits producing budget films, Slovenia has no major adult industry of its own due to the proximity of Hungary, a major European producer of porn. As a result, much of the local talent hops across the border to make films in Budapest. Some head to Germany whilst others even make it to the USA.
For a small country, Slovenia has produced quite a few well-known stars of the adult world including porn performers, glamour models and Playboy models.
Perhaps the most famous adult star is the current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. The former glamour model posed nude and topless for a number of magazines and shot to fame on her own terms before she married the American businessman, Donald Trump.
Cassandra (aka Busty Cassandra) or Andreja Jelen is a retired Slovenia porn star who worked on a lot of German and American DVD titles. She was known for her performances in gangbang, bukkake and double penetration scenes as well as for her enormous 34G breasts. She worked with Rodney Moore and made porn movies with several top studios, including Vivid, Sin City and Elegant Angel.
Other names of note include:
- Anastasia Squirt (Retired porn star)
- Iva Hocevar (aka ‘Wild Devil’ – retired porn star)
- Manja Dorilovic (Playmate of the Month, September 2013)
- Viktorija Manzinni (Playmate of the Year 2011)
- Urska Cepin (Playmate of the Month, March 2010)
- Rebeka Kosmac (Playmate of the Month, March 2006)
- Irene Telesta (aka Hot Doll Iris – porn star)
Top Slovenian Porn Stars
According to XVideos, the top ten porn stars from Slovenia (by video views) are as follows:
|Performer||Total Video Views||European Ranking||World Ranking|
Prostitution Laws in Slovenia
Prostitution was decriminalised in Slovenia in 2003 making the act of buying and selling sex, technically, legal. However, much of the activities around the trade are illegal including procuring, solicitation and profiteering from the sex work of another (running a brothel, pimping etc.).
Street prostitution in the country is relatively rare with most hookers using online methods and word of mouth to advertise their services; most work as escorts. There are certainly no red light districts like those you might find in Germany or the Netherlands.
Slovenia: Porn Viewing Trends
Popular adult tube site, Pornhub, regularly produces annual statistics on the porn viewing trends for countries visiting its site. The last time that data was available for Slovenia covers the 2016 period and reveals the following trends.
The top keyword searches for 2016 were:
- Step mom
- Step sister
Given the above, it is no surprise to learn that the most popular categories were Teen, Lesbian, Mature, MILF and Anal.
Relative to the rest of the world, Slovenians were far more likely to be searching for local content with ‘Slovenian’, ‘Slovenia’, ‘Serbian’, ‘Czech’ and ‘Slovenija’ all being popular.
The top five porn stars being searched from Slovenia were all familiar names and not too dissimilar from the global top porn stars, being:
- Lisa Ann
- Mia Khalifa
- Kim Kardashian
- Asa Akira
- Brandi Love
For 2016, the average proportion of female visitors to Pornhub was 26% but Slovenian women made up 30% of the traffic.
The average time spent per session on Pornhub (worldwide) for 2016 was 9 minutes and 36 seconds with Slovenians spending almost a minute less at 8 minutes and 36 seconds.
Whist Pornhub is the most popular of the porn tube sites visited from Slovenia, the top fifty most visited websites (by traffic) also include several other adult websites, including:
- Bonga Cams – 17th most visited website in Slovenia
- Pornhub – 24th most visited website in Slovenia
- XHamster – 36th most visited website in Slovenia
- XVideos – 43rd most visited website in Slovenia
- XNXX – 48th most visited website in Slovenia
Top Slovenian Porn
With a dearth of professionally shot Slovenian porn the vast majority of adult videos featuring Slovenian performers is produced by amateurs.
Most of the porn tube hosting sites have some content but the quality is variable. These are our top sites to hit for porn tagged with ‘Slovenia’:
LGBTQ in Slovenia
Although LGBT rights have come a long way over the last few decades there are a couple of areas of the law which still discriminate against same-sex relationships in Slovenia. Notably, it is not currently legal for couples of the same sex to marry although civil partnerships have been allowed since 2006.
An opinion poll conducted in 2006 showed that just 31% of Slovenians were in support of a change in the law to legalise same-sex marriage. In just ten years a repeat survey showed that this had increased to 59%. This is still only a marginal majority and reflects the greater divide that exists in the nation towards homosexuality.
As was the case in a lot of European countries, female same-sex relationships were never criminalised in Slovenia but male homosexual activities were legalised in 1977; the age of consent was made equal at this time.
Same-sex couples may not legally co-adopt but same they may adopt step-children. The law also recognises foreign adoption in same-sex relationships.
The capital city has most visibility when it comes to LGBT culture and communities with quite a high profile social scene as well as active groups and pro-equality organisations. In other parts of Slovenia there is virtually no LGBT identity to the towns and cities.
There have been incidences of violence towards the LGBT community though this is largely a rarity and not a frequent occurrence. At a lower level, however, homophobia and small-scale (but widespread) discrimination is common. This is in spite of the anti-discrimination laws that have been in place since 1998.
Largely, Slovenia is seen as a safe place for LGBT tourists but more specifically in Ljubljana. Outside of the capital, same sex couples may encounter some degree of passive hostility though, in the main, Slovenians are quite a tolerant people. Discretion is advised by the Slovenian tourist board when travelling in the country.
Each June, Ljubljana hosts an annual Pride Parade event which is well-attended by foreigners as well as citizens of Slovenia. Other LGBT festivals include Pink Week at the end of May and the Festival of Gay and Lesbian Film.
Top Classified/Personals and Dating Sites in Slovenia
Dating in Slovenia, particularly in the cities, is similar to most European countries and you are just as likely to be able to pick up in a bar in Ljubljana as you would in Madrid, the Hague or London. It is more common for people to meet potential hook ups this way in most of Slovenia than it is to use online methods or ‘dating’ apps. Having said that, there are a large number of singles who do use classified personals both for casual encounters and as ‘lonely hearts’.
Free Dating Sites
The best two free sites for finding dates in Europe are Love Awake and Lava Place. They are both basic websites that offer a ‘freemium’ service by which we mean you don’t have to pay to register but to access features you will need to subscribe. They each have a good selection of profiles signed up in Slovenia although most are listed in Ljubljana. However, there is a good mix of ages, nationalities and backgrounds here as well as physical types.
As well as these two free to join sites, there are a couple of other English language sites that offer free browsing of singles in Slovenia, including:
Of course, many free dating and personals sites do have a reputation for not always getting good quality profiles with some being accused of faking profiles to boost member numbers. Whilst this can also be true of some premium services, some have a better reputation than others.
International Cupid has a good name in the business of dating in Europe and offers some coverage in Slovenia. You can join for free and use this basic membership to browse listings near you.
Popular Dating Apps
As well as the ubiquitous Tinder, there are a couple of apps that are in use across Slovenia and are good international tools for hooking up on the move across Europe. These include:
- Singles Around Me
- Plenty of Fish
- Coffee Meets Bagel
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