Kinky secrets of the Irish revealed

Glow in the dark condoms could be at the top of shopping lists for Irish people eager to show their adventurous side between the sheets.

Indeed, a new survey from Durex has revealed people from the country do not appear shy when it comes to naughty bedroom antics, with women on top and doggy-style emerging as the positions of choice for many, the Cork Independent reports.

And while kinky gadgets are used to spice up sex lives by some, 34 per cent of respondents admitted to calling in sick for work in order to get down and dirty with their lover.

More than half of those questioned said they always make use of prophylactics and Miriam Abel, brand manager at Durex - whose products also include sex toys and lubricants - said: "It is fantastic to see 53 per cent of people always use a condom, but also concerning that only seven percent get regular STI checks."

She added carrying these products should be as second nature to people as picking up their keys or wallet.