Adam & Eve Poll Finds Condom Use Would Not Be Turnoff

Nov 13, 2012 10:00 AM PST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — On the heels of L.A. County's "yes" vote on Measure B, the mandatory condom ballot initiative, AdamandEve.com asked more than 1,000 Americans if the use of condoms in adult movies would affect their viewing habits.

Nearly 32% of the respondents said that condom use in an adult movie would be a turnoff, while 68% said it would not affect their viewing habits. Of the men polled, 36% said condoms would be a turnoff and 64% said it would not be. And of the women, 16% said condoms would be a turnoff and 84% said it would not be.

Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve’s resident sexpert, finds these results interesting. “While the majority of adults say they support the use of condoms in their private lives, the idea of using them within the fantasy of erotica seems to be a negative,” Van Kirk said. “In the world of adult entertainment, where viewers want to see ‘real’ sex, perhaps the use of condoms makes it a little too real.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of more than 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" and “Daily Sex Tips from Hawaii” can be found on podcasts through iTunes or DrKat.com.

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