- Quarantining may mean more time to bake bread, read a book, or even try out a new sex toy.
- CivicScience conducted a poll of 6,000 adults in the United States and found over a quarter of them were using sex toys more since going into quarantine for COVID-19.
- Of those surveyed, 26% reported using sex toys more often since going into isolation.
- Married and unmarried people reported similar rates of sex toy use since coronavirus concerns began ramping up in early March.
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Some people are using their quarantines to get creative in the kitchen, do arts and crafts, or finally use the bread maker that’s been collecting dust in the kitchen.
Others are using it to be experimental in the bedroom.
CivicScience, a polling and research platform, conducted a survey of 6,000 adults in the United States and found over a quarter of them were using sex toys more since going into quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of those surveyed, 26% reported using sex toys more often since going into isolation.
Just because people are using sex toys doesn’t mean they’re doing it alone
Just because people are using sex toys more often doesn’t mean they’re doing it alone.
Some 44% of people who reported using sex toys more also reported having sex more in general. The survey summary says this likely means people are using sex toys more often with sexual partners rather than just by themselves to masturbate.
The study found 28% of unmarried people were using sex toys more often, and 26% of married people reported the same.
Researchers also found that gender played a role in who used sex toys more. Of those surveyed, 23% of women reported an increase in sex toy use, while 30% of men said they were using sex toys more.
The survey did not account for people who do not identify as men or women.
Age, however, appeared to be more of a factor in increased toy use than gender.
Nearly 40% of those between ages 18 and 24 reported an increase in their average sex toy use since they went into quarantine. Those 55 and older reported a 23% increase in use.
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