Yes, People Are Masturbating More in Quarantine

In news that should surprise no one, masturbation is among the leading lockdown pastimes

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No, it's not just you.
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By Kayla Kibbe / April 24, 2020 11:43 am

Suffice to say people have a lot more time on their hands these days, and many of those hands are keeping themselves occupied with one activity in particular — and I’m not talking about sourdough.

For very obvious reasons, people are masturbating more than usual right now, and if the spike in sex toy sales, searches for homemade sex toys and rampant displays of internet horniness weren’t enough evidence, a new survey has the numbers to prove it.

According to the new survey from Trojan, 36 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they’ve been masturbating more since social distancing began, meaning quarantine masturbation is almost as popular as quarantine baking, which has seen a 37-percent increase in popularity.

While the New York City Health Department has advised that we are all our own safest sex partners, many quarantine masturbators have found creative ways to safely incorporate partners, with 19 percent of young adults surveyed reporting they’ve masturbated with someone virtually while in lockdown. While nearly half of those mutual masturbators enjoyed a remote session with a significant other, 25 percent have done it with someone they met online during the outbreak, while 21 percent have recycled an ex, because desperate times call for desperate measures.

Meanwhile, a remote partner isn’t the only thing people are masturbating with. While the Trojan survey found that more men than women are contributing to the quarantine masturbation spike, women are much more likely than men to be using sex toys, with 15 percent of women reportedly using toys or vibrators compared to just six percent of men — which, frankly, is deeply sad. Men, please go buy yourselves a sex toy. You can thank me later.

While this pandemic may have put a damper on our sex lives, it’s clearly done wonders for our sex lives with ourselves. We may all be getting off alone, but at least we’re getting off alone together.

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