Condom Company Reveals Results From Sex Study (Shocking!)

Condom CompanyImag­ine you and your older man are enjoy­ing a roman­tic night in, cel­e­brat­ing your May-December romance in the bed­room, when you hear your phone buzzing on the nightstand—do you answer it? You might be say­ing no, but accord­ing to a study out of the U.K., a lot of adults are guilty of let­ting their smart­phones and gad­gets get in the way of their sex life.

The study, which was car­ried out by Durham University’s Cen­tre for Sex, Gen­der and Sex­u­al­i­ties, ana­lyzed data from in-depth inter­views with cou­ples of var­i­ous class, age, and eth­nic­ity who had been together for at least a year. Accord­ing to the find­ings, 40% of them admit­ted to putting off sex because of tech­nol­ogy, mainly their smart­phones and tablets, and oth­ers admit­ted to rush­ing through sex so that they could check their mes­sages. What’s worse, over a third of the par­tic­i­pat­ing cou­ples admit­ted that they’ve answered the phone in the mid­dle of sex. So while it might sound absurd to let your phone get in the way of inti­macy in your May-December romance, it’s not that far-fetched, because it seems to really be hap­pen­ing in a lot of relationships.

In light of this study, pop­u­lar con­dom com­pany Durex—who obvi­ously has a vested inter­est in peo­ple hav­ing more sex—recently set out to try and fig­ure out how cou­ples can incor­po­rate gad­gets like smart­phones to enhance indi­vid­u­als’ sex lives. What they dis­cov­ered will actu­ally work per­fectly for your May-December romance. This solu­tion can not only improve your sex life, but it’s also free and works on every sin­gle type and brand of device—it’s called the power but­ton. In other words, turn off your phone!

After con­sult­ing count­less experts, aca­d­e­mic research and qual­i­ta­tive inter­views, the solu­tion turned out to be a straight­for­ward one—we should dis­con­nect to recon­nect,” explained Durex’s Head of Global Brand Equity.

How would you feel if your older man stopped mid-thrust to check his text mes­sages? Not a pleas­ant feel­ing, is it? If you turn off your phone for a lit­tle while, you won’t be miss­ing anything—it’ll all still be there when you turn it back on. If you really can’t deal with turn­ing it off, then at least leave it out of the bed­room. Put it on silent and leave it in another room so you’re not get­ting dis­tracted by it. After all, doesn’t your May-December romance deserve your undi­vided atten­tion, at least in the bedroom?

If your older man is the one who’s addicted to his smart­phone or tablet and you feel like it’s get­ting in the way of your May-December romance or even just your sex life, then speak up. Tell him hon­estly how it makes you feel and that out of respect for you and your rela­tion­ship, you’d like for him to keep it out of the bed­room. If he can’t do that much for you, then you might want to reeval­u­ate why you’re with him.


Peppe, P.E., “Study: 1 in 3 peo­ple have answered their phone dur­ing sex,” The Vibe web site, March 13, 2015;

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About Isabella

I was never patriotic, so when Independence Day came, the last thing on my mind was to go out and celebrate. I was bored and I was lonely, and though they weren’t my normal crowd, thesse girls were friends and family members who I grew up with. But Diana had her man, Marsha had hers, and my cousin Lisa had her own. I was the only one who was single and my taste was just too high; the kind of men they dated did not appeal to me. I wanted the executive, the entrepreneur. I was 22 and unhappy about my life. I yearned to be in a relationship; I felt I had so much to give a man, and yet I was single. My friends and I waited for cab and I was still second-guessing whether or not I really wanted to go out. While we were waiting, an older looking gentleman driving a blue pick-up truck drove up to us. As he slowed, he said, “Don’t move. I’m coming right back!” He drove off, leaving a trail of his cologne, as he sped away to drop off the construction workers sitting in the back of the truck. Literally moments later, he came back, stopped in front of us, asked us where we were going, and told us to get in. It turns out his name was Keith. After Keith dropped us off, I realized I didn’t want to stay and asked him to take me back to where he picked us up from. He turned, looked at me, and said, “You were the reason why I picked you all up. I wanted to get to know you. So, I’m happy you decided to leave with me.”