The Drive director made the suggestion after attracting controversy for swearing during an appearance on BBC Breakfast earlier this week.
Sat next to actress Carey Mulligan, Refn said that the violence in films is "a bit like f**king", before being stopped by the presenter Bill Turnbull and rephrasing his analogy.
Asked about the incident, Refn told Digital Spy: "I think a lot of people are repressed in this country, and they should loosen up and have a little more sex"
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