Good grief! Eight in 10 men have brought a condom to a funeral ‘just in case’, study finds
It may seem like the very last place you’re going to find someone to hook up with, but one in eight men aged 35 and under have brought a condom with them to a funeral, a study has found.
US condom brand Trojan released new research which revealed that one in eight men admitted to carrying protection with them to the solemn occasion, ‘just in case’.
While the funeral element may seem shocking, it seems grief can activate your libido, according to Patti Britton, a clinical sexologist and sexuality educator.
Sex releases endorphins, also known as the ‘happy hormone’, which can help boost your mood.
He told Mel Magazine: ‘It’s really about filling the void – literally and figuratively.
US condom brand Trojan released new research which revealed that one in eight men admit to bringing condoms with them, ‘just in case’ (stock image)
‘The grief trajectory is about a loss of closeness – a loss of intimacy. That’s why our libido kicks in: To fill that void.’
Trojan’s State of Sex survey, spoke to 2,000 adults, aged 18 to 35, and also found that 77 per cent of those surveyed believe that men and women should be equally responsible for providing protection.
Some 78 per cent of men said they would rather wear condoms than make their partner take birth control.
But more than half of women involved in the study said they prefer if their sexual partners wore condoms rather than take the contraceptive pill.
As of currently, the only contraceptives for men are wearing condoms or undergoing a vasectomy – a minor, usually permanent, surgical procedure that stops sperm from reaching the semen ejaculated from the penis.
The male contraceptive pill is currently undergoing trials, with researchers hailing it a ‘game-changer’ following a promising US government-funded study.
The drug is taken 30 minutes before sex and appears to be 100 percent effective at stopping pregnancies for at least two hours.
It works by halting men’s sperm swimming towards eggs, or maturing to the stage where it is able to fertilize an egg to create a baby.
While only proven to prevent pregnancy in mice so far, there is good evidence suggesting the contraceptive will work in humans.
The State of Sex survey also found that 65 per cent of respondents took protection with them on a firs date.
However, 63 per cent of them said they were most likely to talk about protection with their partner once already in bed with them.