Adam & Eve: Do You Like Lovemaking Rough or Gentle?

Jan 2, 2014 5:30 PM PST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — wanted to know whether consumers prefer lovemaking rough or gentle, so it asked more than 1,000 adults what they prefer.

 While 40 percent each of the men and women polled said they prefer their sex to be sensual, 8 percent of the men and 5 percentof the women enjoy their lovemaking on the rough side, the company said. Fifty-one percent of the men and 54 percent of the women say it depends on how they feel at the time.

Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexpert for, said, "Adults should be able to explore their erotic boundaries and try new things within their comfort zones. With the popularity of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' light bondage and experimentation have become much more acceptable. From playful spanking and hair pulling to serious restraints and safe words, there is an entire spectrum of 'rough' sex that can be enjoyable and healthy."

"Adam & Eve encourages adults to give themselves permission for pleasure," said Chad Davis,'s director of marketing. "From lubricants to erotic toys, has a variety of accessories for every taste."

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