wait, Russian and Ukrainian women have sex? Really?
Russian and Ukrainian people are not immune to stereotyping by outsiders. It’s a fact they are a cold, humorless people. Prone to drinking and, of course, they are poor and exist on potatoes and beets.
And we all know that sex is a quick, loveless act only existing to gratify the male and produce offspring.
What if you were told that these assumptions couldn’t be further from the truth? Particularly, the ones about Russian and Ukrainian women’s sex lives. Though they are a culture steeped in traditions and religion, they are far from the cold emotionless individuals that many categorize them to be.
This article will take a look at some of the myths surrounding Russians and Ukrainians, their sexual attitudes and those money hungry Slavic women (wink, wink).
Sexual stereotypes attributed to Russian & Ukrainian women
Russian and Ukrainian women will marry anyone to get out of Russia or Ukraine. Actually, Russians and Ukrainians, in general, are very traditional thinking when it comes to marriage. A large portion of the population still believes that sex before marriage (or without love) is a no-no.
It is said, however, that Russian and Ukrainian women are curious about foreigners. There is a certain attraction to the mystery of outside cultures and far-off lands. This may help to contribute to the “mail-order bride” stereotype that many Russian and Ukrainian women get labeled with by Western media and men.
Materialism in Russian and Ukrainian female culture
Russian and Ukrainian women are materialistic. Russia and Ukraine are a hard place to live. With that being said, traditions and family values are at the root of the culture.
While most Russian and Ukrainian women are well-educated, the consensus is that they would be happier in the traditional wifely role than the glamorous or working woman lifestyle.
Sex without love… is not possible in Russia and Ukraine
A recent survey of Russian women found that almost 50% of them felt that it was not normal to have sex without love.
All Russian and Ukrainian women are incredibly beautiful. The argument could be made that all women are beautiful, but realistically, there are certain attributes and figures that are considered more universally appealing than others.
In addition, what is attractive to one man may not be to another. Literally, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder“. And to be honest, we have all seen those pictures of the stout rural Russian and Ukrainian women with their housedresses and babushkas. Not typically centerfold material.
Russian and Ukrainian women definitely have a reputation for being some of the sexiest on the planet. In a ranking of Google searches, Russian and Ukrainian girls blow away the competition, beating out American and French girls.
Russian attitudes about sex
Though attitudes about sex are starting to change a bit in Russia and Ukraine, some of the smaller rural towns haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon yet. Here are just some of the few antiquated ideas that some of them still cling tightly to:
There was a survey conducted by the Levada Center in Russia in 2001 that showed that the Russians’ outlook on sex might have been changing.
Some of the questions posed were:
In the same type of survey conducted just last year, the answers to those same questions were a little surprising. Instead of getting more liberal, views seemed to be getting decidedly more conservative. There was no speculation on why that trend seemed to be taking place.
Also, in the response to the questions regarding the importance of physical attractiveness and sex appeal, both questions scored higher in importance in the most recent 2015 poll. In fact, sex appeal was the most important quality (60%) noted in 2015.
Condoms and oral contraceptives are received too well in the Russian and Ukrainian culture. Men shun the use of the condom and women express concerns over the hormones contained in oral contraceptives.
For Russian and Ukrainian men, penis size is equated to strength and vigor and this makes sense in given the fact that Russia and Ukraine is definitely a pro-male country. In fact, as far as sex goes, men are not concerned with a woman’s pleasure. To be concerned about such things is seen as weak and shows a vulnerability. Women are viewed as subordinates.
Russian and Ukrainian women as a whole do not put too much stock in orgasms, sex toys and even shun bikini waxes and such. This is due mostly in part due to the prudish and old-fashioned ideas that young Russian girls are subjected to in this culture.
Traits of a Russian / Ukrainian woman
Though Russian and Ukrainian women definitely have a vulnerable side due to the sometimes harsh and impoverished conditions, these situations have also made them tough.
They have to be to contend with the overt male culture in Russia and Ukraine. That means along with that vulnerability comes a woman with determination and passion.
They tend to dress well when the financial situation allows and take care with their appearance. So, yes, they may flaunt their looks a bit more than other women, but basically, show it off while you got it, right?
They are loyal to their man and their children come first. They are the ultimate mama (Russian and Ukrainian) bears. That can be pretty intimidating. Traditional wooing techniques do it for her – candles, wine, good music.
To be sure, Russian and Ukrainian women are a bit of a conundrum: sexy, attractive and bit flirty, but loyal and conservative in the sexual attitudes. Anyone involved with a woman from Russia or Ukraine will need an even temperament to handle this feisty woman and a sense of romanticism.