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Where In The World Do Tops Have The Best Chance of Finding a Bottom? (Hint: Steer Clear of Shoe Factories)

Playing one of our favorite data mining games, contact information and spit swapping site Manhunt.net follows up its previous geo-sex surveys (i.e. America’s uncut men) with a global analysis of tops and bottoms. Which countries are overflowing with pitchers? Which with catchers? I’ll tell you only if you can say “bottom” in Danish.

Costa Rica leads the planet in men who want to pound butt, while Denmark claims the title of having the most willing participants to have exactly that done to them.

The United States is 52.8% tops, bee-tee-dubs, slightly overtaking the Canadians who claim 51.01%. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any data on Slovakia, where certain Lutheran pastors tend to slip up.

[Manhunt Daily]

Is America Really This Saturated With Tops?

By:          JD
On:           Aug 26, 2010
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    • SouLKid

      LoL so right about Malaysia.
      I should know.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis

      Who wants to bet the “machismo” of Latin America has many lying about being tops as not to appear effeminate.

      Ps. I’m not saying bottoms are effeminate, sexual role has nothing to do with masculinity, but that is a stereotype that persists especially in hyper masculine societies.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Condenasty

      @James: Agreed. When I saw the mostly Latin American breakdown the machismo factor immediately came to mind. It’s so exhausting.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      @James Davis: I have to agree with you on that one.

      And I will say as a sidenote that I have met many “so called Tops” who eventually bottomed for me. Once they get a glance at my genuine masculine swag and mushroom head Dick, they just can’t help themselves…lol

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey

      And somehow vers guys are completely missing. Most guys claim top to avoid bottom shame anyway. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve flipped a “top” from MH.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patagonian

      @James Davis:

      Latin american machismo = North american religious freaks.

      Homophobia and semantics.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enron

      There shouldn’t be this non-sense of stereotypes in the Gay bed room. It should be I scratch your back, you scratch mine. To those so-called ‘bottoms only’, please, get over yourself, you are just feeling vulnerable because you think the next guy you meet will say, oh no, top only. As for the Tops Only, stop being selfish!

      And stop thinking that because you are penetrated you are taking the place of a woman, two different orientations and experiences. Its about bonding, enjoying the body of the one you are with. Having a guy penetrate you is about sharing something special of wanting him inside of you, melting into you. Penetrating someone is about wanting to be one with them, connecting with them at the deepest level.

      If you can’t bare the pain or your organ is just too huge, well, not a problem substituting with passionate kisses, oral and frotting.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ

      I agree, because of attitudes and stereotypes, many gays will naturally prefer to identify themselves as a “top” – even if they prefers something else. This is especially true if you’re going to publicly identify yourself.

      This poll is likely affected by these attitudes and stereotypes, especially in cultures where these stereotypes are much stronger. Thus – we shouldn’t be surprised by how many (non-professive) Latin American countries have more “tops.”

      Aug 26, 2010 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ

      This would also explain why (progressive) Denmark has more declared “bottoms.” There’s quite possibly less of a stigma. But – just a guess.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus

      “The United States is 52.8% tops”

      HA HA HA! Yeah, right.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      I’ve said it before: I never go to bed with someone with a script. If you aren’t able to mix it up, then you are a lousy lover.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Hmmm, A menu with so many tasty choices!………..

      ~ I find it so hard while making a choice sometimes. So may I please have one of each from colum “A” and one of each from colum “B”????? :p

      Aug 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ms. Jimmi

      Hunny, Philadelphia is like a cabinet of tupperware–all bottoms, no tops.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilmington

      COSTA RICA?!?! HAHAHAHA Well I moved here to Costa Rica from the USA 5 years ago, and I can tell you this….! THEY ARE ALL BOTTOMS HERE!!!!! (95%) and they LOVE us North American boys here!!!

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick

      I don’t think it’s right to say that people who prefer to bottom are just vulnerable. As someone who loves to get fucked, I sometimes feel selfish for always wanting to play bottom.

      In other news, this is a relief. I had convinced myself–maybe because I do prefer bottoming so much–that more gays must prefer bottoming.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      Theret@Ms. Jimmi: there is a difference between being a bottom and just being lazy, lol.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pillow Biter

      Costa Rica, here I come. ^_^

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shae

      What about versatile guys? Personally im versatile and i like the guy im dating to be the same. It has to be a battle for dominance…..but either top or bottom i am always in control ;} lol

      Aug 27, 2010 at 12:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Ok, is there a reason why you Hoes buried my previous comment while simultaneously thumbs upping James’s comment? I was in agreement with him, so we’re essentially saying the same thing….

      Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game!! LMAO!!

      **sips some merlot and walks off**

      Aug 27, 2010 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      @Black Pegasus: Calling people “Hoes” might not be the best choice, but I agree this whole thumbs/up down thing is annoying & somewhat random.
      Enjoy your Merlot!

      I’m in the process of quitting smoking, as is my better half. I’m having a gin&tonic at the moment just to steady my nerves. I may have a second one before long :-) but two’s the limit.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl

      Where in the world do BOTTOMS have the best chance of finding a TOP? HELLO-O-O-O-O-O-? Bottoms are everywhere!

      Aug 27, 2010 at 3:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      @Jeffree: LOL When I posted that comment last night; I used “Hoes” as a ‘term of endearment’. Kinda like some catty queens who use ‘Bitch’…no malice was implied..lol

      As for the ratings system, I really don’t have a problem with it. I think Queerty along with some other sites use it as a way to engage it’s reader’s participation in the conversation. Quite frankly, when I see a comment that has been buried by the ratings system, I ALWAYS make it my business to READ IT! LOL…oh the irony!

      Aug 27, 2010 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adrian

      at a glance, with the exception of Portugal, the Tops and the Bottoms are on opposite sides of the globe!
      such a tragic love story. the tops will have to cross a sea to get to the land of bottoms. I love it.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @Jeffree: J, hey there stranger………. The uppers and downers are here for the same reason that Davey Wavey is here……..it generates clicks which generate revenue for Queerts………….T

      Aug 27, 2010 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LALAcleveland

      The idea of top and bottom is immature homosexual to me. Versatile is the way to go, more fun for everyone

      Aug 27, 2010 at 11:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill

      What I know for sure:

      Any gay man obsessed with the ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ label is most definitely terrible in the sack.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jordal

      This study needs to be peer reviewed! lol. I still need to find a top in Cuba! And Costa Rica on Top? Sex hasn`t arrived there yet! lol

      Aug 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David

      These “tops” bore me.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bobby in Seattle

      Being a 100% bottom (and I love it), I can attest that living in Seattle is a difficult place to find 100% tops. But then, maybe I’m just not looking in the right places. :)~

      Aug 29, 2010 at 8:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen

      This site is way too obsessed with the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ label. I agree with the earlier posters that a man with a need to say he’s 100% one or the other is a lousy lay.

      And then there are the folk like me, who don’t even have anal sex… I wonder how they fit into the equation?

      Aug 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Patrick

      I learned young to bottom so that guys would let me top them, too. I was thrilled when I met guys who only wanted to bottom, but I was lucky in that bottoming held no psychological problems for me. It was just a pleasant sensation while I waited till I was ready to top again. Some of the guys I topped were angry either (1) because they wanted it, or (2) because they didn’t. Either way, it got them good and ready to top again, too. I’ve had bottoms who hated it, but did it because oral sex was obnoxious to them and they wanted to get me off so that I’d bottom for them. I’mm saying that men are much more various than “top,” “bottom,” or “versatile.” I guess I’m psychologically a 100% top who bottoms as a courtesy or a come-on. I get very sentimental or romantic about guys I top and easily fall in love with them. I am amsued when guys who top me have the same reaction to me, so I learned a lot about men (including myself) by the easy means of turning over and lying still. As for the Danish, a Danish dude was the only man who ever thanked me after each time I topped him. He seemed to have no phallic urges at all.

      Sep 2, 2010 at 8:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      Why don’t you just do frot and stop all this shit about who prefers what, it’s about preferences, you know…

      Sep 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      Another thing, some men would prefer not to be called bitches, whores, queens, it just sounds sluttish and degrading (although some of you like the sound of that during sex). But many men, like women, don’t want to be seen merely as sex objects.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      Another thing, some men would prefer not to be called bitches, whores, queens (which a lot of gay men do call each other), it just sounds sluttish and degrading (although some of you like the sound of that during sex). But many men, like women, don’t want to be seen merely as sex objects.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jerry67

      @CJ: Some of the biggest “ladies” that I ever went to bed with flipped me on my belly immediately after going to bed, and went to work. My standard answer to those in a bar or other pick up zone who have the politeness to ask me beforehand if I’m a top or bottom. I answer: I can be anything you want me to be (if I like them).

      Being a top requires a lot of energy. As I age, I prefer just lying there and letting my partner go at it.

      And yes, I agree: it’s much easier for a top to fall in love with a bottom than the other way around from my experience. @Mike:

      Sep 4, 2010 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan

      Wow! I stumbled upon Queerty today and it’s just amazing … where were u hiding all this time hun :P

      Sep 4, 2010 at 7:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld


      Sep 5, 2010 at 10:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      As I said above, I generally bottom only to please a guy I want to top. There is one exception to this rule. I discovered in the bathhouses that if there is someone there to watch, I love, and actually desire, to get topped. An audience actually turns my colon on and makes it itch with desire. I call it my “hollow cock.” This is especially true if the top is hugely-hung. I glory in having men see that I can “take it.” Does anyone else have this experience?

      Sep 5, 2010 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HazelHybrid

      I see nothing wrong with being a total top or total bottom. Confidence in what you want is very sexy. What is with this sentiment that all guys should be versatile? The truth is some guys just aren’t and will never be. When it comes to anal sex I am a bottom, but enjoy doing other things sexually as well such as b/j, role play, and rimming. I think that shows versatility that some guys are not willing to be.

      Sep 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hung Nerd

      dude there is no shortage of guys wanting to bottom, including guys who claim to be “total top”, and then beg to get plowed. labels, meaningless when the clothes come off

      Sep 21, 2010 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Patrick

      Something I have noticed (and experienced myself) is that once you experience pleasure from something, such as hole, you get sentimental and romantic about it (quite apart from the man it happens to be on), and not only want more of it, you might even enjoy seeing it used by others, and, in an extension relavent to this discussion, even want to feel your own being used. Empathy for another top, vicariously enjoying his pleasure in YOUR hole, can turn many a top over.

      Sep 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TopUp

      @Qjersey: TOTALLY agree! I’ve also encounter numerous ‘tops’ or ‘usually top’ who are so eager to bottom! And it’s so much hotter to hear a top squirming and moaning (in pleasure)when they bottom…

      Sep 25, 2010 at 4:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TopUp

      @CJ: Has anyone notice that in most couples in relationships..it’s always the bottom who controls the relationship….

      Sep 25, 2010 at 4:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Patrick

      Mister TopUp–indeed, bottoms rule the world, because climax rules a top and the bottoms give us the best ones. We’re really worshiping our phalluses, but we project it onto the receptacle, and they can have anything as long as they keep giving us the most important thing.

      Sep 25, 2010 at 5:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • McShane

      In modern America it’s stylish to act reterosexual, I think most people are tops because they are pushed into it by smaller bottoms.
      A couple that has a bottom that is bossy is trying to mimic heterosexuals.

      Sep 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RWS

      Clearly Chicago wasn’t part of the study… the land of bottoms

      Oct 12, 2010 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • clyde

      @Adrian: lmao

      Oct 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • clyde

      i am niether botton or tops just a cocksucker

      Oct 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott De Buitléir

      We need more tops in Ireland, I think…! ;-)

      Oct 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sexy Rexy

      It all depends who I am with actually. I can fuck only certain types and be fucked only by certain types. YMMV.

      Oct 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bottom3000

      Division of labor is important.

      It’s all you disgusting versatiles that are spreading the diseases.

      Oct 20, 2010 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RLG

      Sorry, but Domincan Republic TOP? Please! I live here and that’s no true!

      Oct 21, 2010 at 2:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Felix Standwood

      The majority of these comments are completely brainless. Sex isn’t supposed to be anything – who cares if someone just wants to top or bottom? Who cares if someone is 50/50 versatile? And ‘mimicing heterosexuals’? Wow, generalisinga huge majority of the global population into one behavioural pattern – that totally shows a nuanced and highly developed intellect.

      Let people do what they want in the bedroom and stop trying to label them as ‘vulnerable’ or ‘selfish’.


      Nov 2, 2010 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • artista227

      @Jerry 67:

      How can you claim it’s easier for a top to fall in love with a bottom, than a bottom with a top? I would say it just depends on the people involved, what they’re looking for, and the level of attraction. Love has nothing to do with sexual positions.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • artista227

      How can you claim it’s easier for a top to fall in love with a bottom, than a bottom with a top? I would say it just depends on the people involved, what they’re looking for, and the level of attraction. Love has nothing to do with sexual positions.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Patrick

      @artista227: Dear Jerry 67, Just speaking from my experience, any man falls easily in love with any person, place, or thing which provides him with orgasms. So a top, by nature, may indeed be a little more likely to get romantic or sentimental about a bottom.

      Nov 5, 2010 at 1:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Benaminh

      I am mostly a bottom, but it wasn’t my initial choice while exploring my sexuality as a teenager. I’m 5 foot 5 inches tall so I’m shorter than most American men, so due to my size I became by default, the bottom. I felt insecure and vulnerable about it in the beginning, a total mindf*ck to my gender identity and masculinity. But I eventually got over it, developed my skills to be an excellent bottom, and kept my masculinity intact. I’m not bossy, but I do communicate what feels good or bad. I like pleasing my lovers, but there were a few times when I had to end a session when the top was a hopeless prick and didn’t stop when it was painful or it was just plain bad sex. It has been difficult finding talented tops. In general, the bigger they are hung, the less they know how to use it and just lie there like an inanimate dildo. Okay, done venting, LOL. Regarding falling in love, I find it quite easy to get emotionally attached to a top that gives me multiple anal orgasms. Penile ejaculation is a different orgasm. During an anal orgasm my colon self lubricates (cums on his kawk), my ass is milking his shaft, and oxytocin is triggered. Ahh, good stuff, but great tops are rare. I’ve only had the urge to top when I was in love and in a long term relationship… something about waking up next to my boyfriend inspires me to bone him. But only 20% of the time, hehehe.

      Nov 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joedee1969

      I’m thinking our favorite bear is a top?


      Nov 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David123

      Im a total bottom, I’m not arroused at all by topping, I wouldn’t even be able to maintain an erection because I’d be that turned off by topping, I know that most gay guys arnt fit for relationships they only care about sex., If you want to be In a relationship it’s best that you find someone that your completely sexually compatible with. I was going out with someone for two years and he swore up and down that he was a 100% total top. Said he does not bottom at all. We had LOTS AND LOTS of extremely wild crazy freaky kinky sex, Anyway eventually turns out he likes to bottom he was lying the whole time. So what does he do since I’m not going to fuck him? He goes and gets it somewhere else., You have to watch out especially if your very attractive, people will tell you ANYTHING That You Want To Hear…

      Jul 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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