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21 Ways You Never Knew Australians Have Sex

This is how we root (NSFW, of course).

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What is it? Mutual masturbation underneath a "doona", the Australian term for a duvet or comforter. Came to national prominence after it was broadcast on the first season of Australian Big Brother.

Difficulty rating: 3/10


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What is it? Sex in the back of a root ute — also known as a shaggin' wagon or panel van — was an important rite of passage for Australians in the 1970s.

Difficulty rating: 7/10


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What is it? Lightly tapping on one's partner before intercourse, then tapping off afterwards. A playful manoeuvre named after the public transport ticketing systems used in Sydney and Melbourne.

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What is it? Decorating your breasts with seasonal fruits and inviting your partner to eat them off you. Popular over the summer holiday period.

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What is it? When one sexual partner declares a "total fire ban", it means they are restricted from intercourse due to having an STI.

Difficult rating: 1/10


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What is it: Meeting up with your mates to shave each other's pubic hair. A historic ritual which originated in the mid-1800s.

Difficulty rating: 4/10

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