Condom Sales Rise As COVID Restrictions Loosen

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Sex appears to be BACK, thanks to COVID restrictions being eased, according to Durex condom owner Reckitt. Durex sales are up double-digits in the first quarter of 2021 over the first quarter of 2020 when the UK went into its first COVID lockdown. Now restrictions are starting to ease, and the company reports people are back to getting it on.

Reckitt blamed a “manifestation of anxiety” over COVID for a first-quarter sales slump in 2020, but sales soon rebounded during the summer when the UK relaxed social distancing rules. Condom sales are also up in China, the U.S. and parts of Europe.

Casual hookups are back on the rise to go along with the rise in condom sales, the NY Post reports. The baby boom that many figured would come from people being home with nothing to do will have to wait. An Associated Post report shows births in December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 were down 6.5%, 9.3% and 10% when compared to the same months a year earlier.

The data tells the story here, folks.

People just weren’t banging during the ‘VID. Now Durex says banging is back, but will it lead to a spike in births? Will people just go out and bang to bang with no intentions of sharing their stimmy savings with a shotgun marriage? We’ll have to wait on that data.

Condom brand Trojan introduced ‘A Stimulus Package’ that was sent out to 100 adults in late March as a reintroduction of its condoms to a market that needed a shot in the arm. The variety pack sent out will “boost growth and protect all members of this great nation before what some are calling ‘the horniest summer ever,'” Trojan said.

And there it is, the next t-shirt OutKick should be putting out: The Horniest Summer Ever. Now is the time to strike before Trojan can copyright that one.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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    • It’s probably better for their mental health to stop hooking up with strange men who aren’t their husband. I think that’s where most of their panic and mental illness comes from…that and aborting their children. Look at that earlier article about that horsefaced woman from Florida…she’s exhibit A of what happens to the mental health of a promiscuous woman.

      • I agree. I would wager that couples where both partners were both anti-mask and anti-lockdown probably had the same or more sex during the last year, whereas couples where the women were panicked had much less than normal. The guys in the frustrated pairings are ready to get back on the horse, but those women, I would bet, are largely not.

        One month from now, I bet the porn stats show no change to higher traffic, and condom sales drop back down.

        All this is speculation, of course. But I’d bet a few rounds on it.

      • Gosh Ray, if men refused to hook up with women, there wouldn’t be a problem, would there? As for abortion, maybe if men did the right thing and refused to have sex until married, and actually became husbands and fathers instead of just fucking anything in sight, the demand for abortion might be less.

        • There you go again. Look I’m not denying men need to do their part in stopping this hook up culture.

          But trust me…when I was in college the women were just as much if not more predatory than the men when it came to hook ups. Especially when you add alcohol and birth control to the mix. So please just stop with making it out like men are the main instigators and women are the main victims. I bet you I could stop hook up culture quite a bit if the pill was outlawed.

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