Italian Men and their Addiction to Sex

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Italian Men and their Addiction to Sex

This past fall semester I studied abroad to Italy. Our first stop on “the boot” was Florence, where we stayed for two weeks. Florence is an incredibly beautiful city filled with Renaissance masterpieces, leather goods, wine, gelati, cigarette smoke, scooters, bridges, tourists and of course, Italian boys.

If you’ve seen the recent film Eat Pray Love, you should be familiar with the word used to describe Italy in the movie which is “sex.” (If you’re planning on going to Italy the book is a must read!) After spending the semester in Italy I have to agree that this word seems to be on at least every male’s mind.

The girls in Italy are known for being a bit prude and resistant to male attention whereas foreigners, especially Americans, are known for being fun, wild, and easy to get in the sack (or at least that is how we’re often depicted in movies such as La Dolce Vita). Due to this stereotype when traveling to Italy be prepared to get a lot of male attention.

The girls in Italy are known for being prude and resistant to male attention whereas foreigners, especially American girls are known for being fun, wild, and easy to get in the sack (or at least that is how we’re often depicted in movies such as La Dolce Vita).

The picture above depicts a typical night out on the town. While I wasn’t thrilled to have this particular Italian boy kissing my cheek, sometimes after hearing “bellla, bella, oh you so beautiful” in that Italian accent it’s hard not to give in. On the other hand, most times a stern “Vai! Vai!” meaning “go! go!” will get them off your back.

Other things you MUST DO while in Florence:

1. Make sure you thoroughly sort through the market.

The leather is beautiful! Just make sure before buying that you compare prices and do a little bargaining. I purchased a leather jacket that I argued down to 90 euros. Not bad.

2. Climb the stairs to the Duomo.

It’s a bit of a workout but the view is worth it.

2. Hike to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo.

There’s a beautiful view from there.

3. Visit the Uffizi Museum and the David by Michelangelo.

4. Go to Ponte Vecchio, a beautiful bridge crossing the Arno.

It’s lined with shops and is absolutely gorgeous. Lovers write their names on locks which cover the bridge and is a pretty cool sight.

5. Eat lots of pizza and a try a peach bellini.

My favorite drink is peach champagne.

 

Italian Men and their Addiction to Sex

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About Jennie Cohen

Jennie CohenJennie Cohen spent a semester studying abroad in Italy. She currently lives in Maryland.

2 thoughts on “Italian Men and their Addiction to Sex

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    Ben
    March 13, 2011
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    This is a pretty accurate assessment of Florence (where I also spent some time abroad) and a good read. I head stories like this one every day from girls I knew, but the important thing to realize is that these guys don’t actually intend to sleep with all the girls they catcall to–or any of them. It’s all just a show of Italian machismo, a little game they play. Yes, it’s offensive and annoying, but girls shouldn’t take it seriously, and if you do yell at them they will scamper like little dogs. If all else fails, do the Texas Longhorns hand sign (your pinky and index finger pointed up like horns) which is the worst insult you can give a man in Italy.

  2. Rachel
    March 13, 2011
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    These guys sound sketchy. Are they annoying all the time or do you just get used to it? Did you ever feel unsafe?

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