Carrying around a (non-expired!) condom is usually a smart idea — but according to Trojan, some people tote protection even in the saddest of circumstances.
Nearly one in eight men 35 and under admit to bringing protection to a funeral just in case, the condom brand found in an online survey of around 2,000 adults aged 18-35 in the U.S. Meanwhile, about one in four millennials brought protection to their high school reunion, which is not nearly as morbid of a scenario.
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Trojan’s State of Sex Survey reveals some encouraging statistics, as well: 77 percent of adults 18-35 believe men and women should be equally responsible when providing protection. Seventy-eight percent of men would rather be responsible for wearing condoms than make their partner feel pressured to take birth control; 52 percent of women would rather their partners wear condoms than take the pill.
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Sixty-five percent of respondents bring protection on the first date. Most (63 percent), however, say they’re most likely to ask a potential sexual partner about protection once in bed. Nearly all, 91 percent, say they’re generally more likely to use a condom to prevent pregnancy and STIs given the state of current affairs.
Around half of people surveyed, 52 percent, keep condoms on their bedside table; it’s the most popular place for women to keep condoms (57 percent do), while a wallet is the most popular place for men (52 percent). About two-thirds of men under 35 (64 percent) often or always have a condom on hand, while 49 percent of women under 35 do.
Whether you’re mourning or not, bring protection along with you probably isn’t a bad idea.