HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Adam & Eve has revealed results from its annual sex survey, which asked more than 1,000 adults about their condom use — and the responses may surprise you.
The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third-party survey company was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.
According to the company, when asked if condoms were a regular part of their sexual activity, 37 percent of the respondents (40 percent of the men and 35 percent of the women) said yes, while 63 percent of those polled (60 percent of the men and 64 percent of the women) said no.
Of those who make it a practice to use condoms during sexual activity, 34 percent of the women said they requested them for their personal protection while only 23 percent of the men said they requested condoms. Twenty-six percent of the males (compared to 15 percent of the women) who used condoms said they only did so because their partners asked them to. However, both 50 percent of the males and 50 percent of the women admitted they used condoms for both themselves and their partners.
Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve, finds these numbers alarmingly low.
“While there are many people involved in long-term, monogamous relationships who can safely opt not to use condoms, condoms are still the best way to protect your partner and yourself from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease,” Skyler said. “Condom designs have improved dramatically over the years, and more people need to take personal responsibility for their sexual health.”
“Adam & Eve started as a condoms-by-mail company in 1971,” says Adam & Eve’s Director of Marketing Chad Davis. “Condoms still remain a strong seller for us, and we encourage using condoms as part of safe sex practices.”
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