30% of People Say They’re “Rubbing One Out” More Often During Quarantine
I get way too many press releases. Most of them are for bands I don’t care about or travel destinations I’m not that interested in. But sometimes a true gem makes it my way and I feel the need to share.
Earlier this week I got one from the folks at Good Vibrations and Babeland, two legendary sex-positive adult toy companies, about how masturbation habits have been affected by COVID-19. Every May since 1995 has been National Masturbation Month, and this year the two shops teamed up to survey customers and social media followers, creating research that represents their largest-ever collection of relevant data on peoples’ wanking customs.
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Of the 1760 people who filled out the survey, here were the responses when asked, “Has your masturbation changed in the time of COVID-19?”:
● Around 14% cited decreased duration/ability due to setting change (quarantined with friends/family etc.) — a few specifically mentioned having privacy issues
● ~20% agreed that they are experiencing increased duration or ability due to a setting change (work/school from home, quarantined with partner, etc.)
● About 24% affirmed that their libido has decreased due to stress, though close to 19% said the converse—their libido has increased due to stress
● Close to 39% are seeing no real effect as far as masturbation goes
So it appears that while 30% of people are doing the five knuckle shuffle more often during quarantine, 38% of folks are jacking/jilling off less than before.
Where do you fit in? Let us know in the comments