Ladies and gents (really, stay away from this one kids; trust me, save whatever is left of your innocence), I’ve got to admit this: I thought I forgot how to read. I read the study about 7-8 times, believing it was about half of all women. No, fail. It includes men. After the awe faded off, it made a bit of sense: the study/survey was funded by Church and Dwight Co. Inc. Don’t know who they are? Well, then you probably don’t use Trojan brand sexual products.

Of course, despite the fact that more than half of all women (study takes ages 18-60) in the US used one, the ‘highlight’ of the study is the discovery that 45 percent of men employed the help of the little buzzers at least once during intercourse or foreplay. Also, 17 percent used one… by themselves.

As for the women, the numbers are higher than that, with way more than half using vibrators, and 1 in 4 reported using one in the past month. There is a bit of controversy as to the effects of the practice. However, 3 quarters of all women who use constantly reported no side effects and men who use them in intercourse believe they ‘perform’ better (congrats to Houston on that).

For women, especially lonely women it’s actually good, and a healthy thing to do. But vibrators in foreplay seems a bit… redundant. Now, I don’t mean to judge and meddle with such things, but whatever happened to good old fashion foreplay? What ever happened to putting on some music, drinking some wine and just letting instincts take their course? For cryin’ out loud lads, you don’t need freaking batteries for that. Then again, maybe I’m having tunnel vision.

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