Forsa: Corona has no influence on sex life
More sex in the Corona crisis? As if! Germans are opting for quality instead! At least that’s what a Forsa survey recently commissioned by ORION shows.
According to the survey, the Corona crisis had no influence at all on the love life of 73 percent of the respondents. If Corona did affect sex life with a partner, the majority of respondents even said that they had sex with a partner less often during the pandemic. The situation is different for masturbation: Here, too, 77 percent said that the pandemic had no influence on the frequency of their masturbation, but 11 percent also said that they had satisfied themselves more often during this time – 8 percent less often. By the way, this by no means only concerns singles: even among those who live in relationships, the respondents satisfied themselves more often during pandemic times than before the pandemic.
More and more people own lovetoys – with a trend towards second and third toys
At the same time, the proportion of those who own at least one lovetoy increased from 47 per cent in 2017 to 51 per cent in 2021. An impact of Corona? The sales figures, especially in the first lockdown, at least suggest so. Most strikingly, while the proportion of those who have a Lovetoy fell by five per cent between 2017 and 2021, the number who say they have more than one rose by 9 per cent. It is mainly men who have acquired a taste for this: Among men, the share of lovetoy owners rose by 9 percent in the last 4 years.
The strongest increase was in the 30-39 age group. And couples are now also more likely to treat themselves to a second or third toy: the proportion of those in relationships who own more than one toy has risen by a whole 10 percent since the last Forsa survey.
Lovetoys? Women do something good for themselves, men do something good for their partner.
According to the survey, the main reason for using lovetoys is variety: 55 percent said they use lovetoys to add variety to sex with their partner – in 2017 it was “only” 51 percent. There are clear differences between the sexes: women are by far the most likely to use sex toys for masturbation (64 per cent), while variety comes in a distant second – followed by the statement that sex toys make it easier for them to reach orgasm (36 per cent). Among men, the aspect of variety is in first place (61 percent) – followed immediately by the answer that they want to give their partner pleasure with sex toys (53 percent).
Women masturbate more and more often
Speaking of giving pleasure: It is well known that masturbation is also something that gives pleasure. By the way, it also increases self-confidence and self-love! Here, too, there is a change compared to the last Forsa survey in 2017: women in particular masturbate significantly more often than 4 years ago! But men are also getting more involved themselves: Whereas in 2017 79 percent of men said they masturbated at least once a month, by 2021 this figure had risen to 85 percent. The difference is even more striking among women: Here, the number of those who sexually pleasure themselves once a month or more rose from 49 to 60 percent! Incidentally, the increase was particularly marked among those in relationships, while singles continue to satisfy themselves relatively unchanged (relationship: +14 percent, singles: +5 percent, at least once a month). A welcome side effect: according to the Forsa survey, those who masturbate more often are also more satisfied with their sex life!
What sex has to do with sushi
The fact that (too) little sex makes many people dissatisfied should come as no surprise to most people. But who would have thought that even daily sex does not necessarily create a satisfied sex life? If sex becomes routine and, in the truest sense of the word, everyday, this does not necessarily increase satisfaction either: according to the latest Forsa survey, Germans are most satisfied when they have sex several times a month, but by no means daily. Two to three times a week makes people happiest. It’s a bit like sushi. Or also with the girlfriends’ meeting: It is an absolute pleasure once in a while and especially regularly, but it doesn’t have to be every day – otherwise the pleasure quickly becomes a daily routine.
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