Condom Sales Plummet During Isolation Due To Lack Of People Banging!
Research has shown that less people are banging while in isolation causing the sale of condoms to plummet. While we all thought the opposite would happen it turns out we’re all baking sourdough bread instead!
There are many factors that come into play as to why people aren’t being as intimate as we thought during the Coronavirus lockdown. Gwyneth Paltrow has said in the past that “the female body when put under stress goes into survival mode,” meaning sex is the last thing they’re thinking of doing. Making banana bread? Yes! Making babies? No!
Another reason is simply because we can’t get to each other. Couples may be in isolation away from each other. In different cities or countries which would mean they have no use for condoms but lots of use for high speed internet.
According to The Guardian, condom sales are way down during the covid-19 pandemic. Laxman Narasimhan, chief executive of the company Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Durex condoms, said the brand is suffering from a lack of people getting intimate. “What you see is this virus is having a toll on the number of intimate occasions in the UK,” he explained. ”Due to stay-at-home ordinances, increased anxiety between couples, and the fact that some, lesser established couples may not be isolating together.”
Narasimhan went on to explain that the amount of sex people were having had “gone down a lot in Italy”, and had also fallen in the UK and elsewhere as people stopped having casual hook-ups. Meeting up with people who do not live in the same household is against lockdown rules.
”What you see is this virus is having a toll on the number of intimate occasions in the UK,” he said.
While all of this makes perfect sense it leads to another more important issue. If condom production decreases because of indefinite quarantine, there could be serious health consequences. A United Nations spokesperson told The Guardian, “A shortage of condoms, or any contraceptive, could lead to an increase in unintended pregnancies, with potentially devastating health and social consequences for adolescent girls, women and their partners and families.”
There have also been concerns of a global condom shortage because of strict lockdown rules in Malaysia, one of world’s top rubber producers and a major source of condoms, had made it difficult for condom factories to operate.
Karex, the world’s largest condom producer which makes one in five of all condoms, has warned of a global condom shortage after closing three of its factories. The firm said it expects to produce 200m fewer condoms than usual from mid-March to mid-April.
Can you imagine if condoms become the new toilet paper? Better stock up now guys! I’d hate to be fighting over a pack of condoms at the supermarket in weeks to come!
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