Unhygienic German men voted the worst in bed while lazy English come second in the battle between the sheets

First the good news. English men make better lovers than the Germans.

Now the bad news. We are trailing behind the rest of the world when it comes to the language of love.

What was it that led 15,000 well-travelled women to come to such anignominious conclusion The famous English reserve, perhaps, or maybethe equally well known trend for bad teeth

Couple in bed

Sex scores: German men have been voted the world”s worst lovers thanks to their unhygienic habits and English chaps came second for their lazy lovemaking

No, it turns out that Englishmen are too lazy – while the Germans are “too smelly”.

The survey, carried out by global research website OnePoll.com,asked women from 20 countries to rate nations on their talent in thebedroom and give reasons for their answers.

English men were criticised for “letting women do all the work”.

Swedish men were “too quick to finish”, Dutchmen too rough and Americans too dominating. Greeks were deemed “soppy”.

However, some consolation can be taken from the Welsh and Scottishmaking the lousy lover list as well. Men from Wales were consideredselfish and those from north of the border too loud.

As may be expected, latin countries came top in the “best lover”list, with Spain at number one, followed by Brazil, Italy and France.

A spokesman for OnePoll.com said: ” Welltravelled lovers have namedand shamed those blokes who don”t satisfy them between the sheets.

“These results are an eye-opener for thousands of men around the worldand female travellers might judge potential new lovers by looking atthese results.

“And because English lads fared pretty badly, they need to up their game if they want to be popular on the international scene.”

“Who would”ve thought the Scots were better lovers than the English, or even Swedes for that matter.”

WORLD”S WORST LOVERSWORLD”S BEST LOVERS1. Germany (too smelly)1. Spain2. England (too lazy)2. Brazil3. Sweden (too quick)3. Italy4. Holland (too dominating)4. France5. America (too rough) 5. Ireland6. Greece (too lovey-dovey)6. South Africa7. Wales (too selfish)7. Australia8. Scotland (too loud)8. New Zealand9. Turkey (too sweaty)9. Denmark10. Russia (too hairy)10. Canada