People tend to talk about condoms like they’re a necessary evil, particularly of casual sex, but apparently when it comes down to action, we don’t regard them as all that necessary. As in, we’re not using them. And by “we” I mean women.

After surveying 1,000 unusually candid Americans and 1,000 at least somewhat honest Europeans, a new study has found that 65.5% of Americans partake in unprotected sex, with 29.1% ditching any form of protection “every single time.” (On the other hand, only 55.1% of Europeans reported engaging in unprotected sex, with a mere 18.2% admitting to never so much as reaching for a condom. The study assumes this difference is a result of the fact that fewer European guys are circumcised. People think circumcised penises are less prone to STDs – which isn’t true – so they’re more likely to forgo a condom when the dude is snipped.) This esteemed “every single time” crew was made up of 23.5% men and 36.8% women.

The verdict: Americans are grosser than Europeans, or they’re at least significantly more likely to value the joys of raw-dogging over avoiding an STD. (Of course, it’s a sliding scale. Chlamydia? No big deal, usually. Most of the time you can pop four Zithromax and you’re good as new. Herpes and HIV, on the other hand, have long-term and potentially devastating effects, although I probably don’t need to tell you that – or do I? I guess it depends if you’re a woman or not!) The more interesting verdict: It’s highly possible women hate condoms even more than men. Either they’re more truthful than their male counterparts or men are actually a little more responsible.

I could speak from personal experience, which may involve a charming anecdote about me throwing a lubricated condom across a room and screaming, “I will not be insulted like this!” but I’ll refrain. Instead, I’ll ask: What do you think?