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Half of Americans Claim They’re Stuck In A Sex Rut, Study Finds (Video)

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Boring sex is more common than you think. Forty-five percent of Americans think their sex life is stuck in a rut, according to research.

It turns out that Americans’ sex lives are no longer exciting with nearly half of those included in a new study feeling things have got a bit stale.

A further seven in 10 of those studied admitted that they could use a drastic boost in excitement when it comes to getting down between the sheets.

A study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with PinkCherry explored the sexual routines and habits of 2,000 Americans and uncovered that a shocking 62 percent rely on the same exact positions each time they do the deed.

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Although those studied have their go-to positions, that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to think outside the box. Adding excitement in the bedroom can come in a variety of forms and for three in five people, thinking about experimenting with new sexual positions is one way to try and spice things up and add some excitement to their typical sexual routines.

For those experiencing bedroom boredom, the best way to add some excitement can include having sex in different parts of the home. When Americans get the courage to mix it up in the bedroom the go-to option is having sex in different rooms – which seems to the choice for half of respondents, as well as incorporating sex toys into the mix – which was popular among 41 percent of those surveyed.

In fact, four in five of those surveyed have thought about using a sex toy – with half of those who have thought about the idea of using a sex toy actually experimenting with one in the bedroom.

Sex toys can be used any time of year to help spark excitement in people’s sex lives. But, it appears that Valentine’s day is a special day for a quarter of Americans who plan on using a sex toy on February 14th – either with a partner or solo.

“When using a sex toy with a partner, does that mean that you aren’t good enough? The reality is that bringing sex toys into your sex life is an added bonus to an already amazing experience, like a cherry on top (pun intended),” explains Daniel Freedman, PinkCherry CEO. “Once they try a toy that rubs their partner the right way, they feel more confident to try new things in bed more often”.

While sex toys are a great way to spice things up in the bedroom, that doesn’t mean doing so is easy. In fact, when it comes to really making things more entertaining in between the sheets, 39 percent reveal they are embarrassed about using a sex toy for the first time.

Another 35 percent admit to feeling anxious, while a further 18 percent are intimidated by the whole experience.

But it’s all these feelings that are limiting pleasurable sexual experiences among Americans. It turns out that three in 10 of those studied admitted to feeling self-conscious in bed and lamenting their comfort level (or lack thereof) with their own bodies as a reason for avoiding sex toys in the bedroom.

However, of the 50 percent of Americans who have used a sex toy, 41 percent reveal thatsex toys can actually help make a relationship stronger.

It turns out that those surveyed are more likely to try out a sex toy for the first time with someone they’ve been in a long-term relationship with (52 percent) – or even by themselves for a solo sexual session (49 percent).

Just 17 percent of respondents revealed that they’d be willing to experiment with a sex toy early on in a relationship and 19 percent would do so with a new partner.

“We at PinkCherry.com are on a mission to bust the myth that using a sex toy isn’t normal. If sex toys were only for certain types of people, would it be a $15 billion a year global industry? Sex toys are just another way to make orgasm easier and faster, same as how we use tools and technology in all other aspects of our lives. Go for it, start exploring sex toys, and have fun!” added Mr. Freedman.

Top 5 Days For Sex Toy Use

Random day                      29%
Valentine’s Day                  17%
Partner’s birthday               7%
My birthday                         7%
Anniversary                         5%

Top 5 Reasons For Not Using A Sex Toy

My sex life is already great                                     34%
Embarrassed walking into a store to buy one         33%
Intimidated about how to properly use one             23%
Ashamed that I needed/wanted a sex toy               19%
Overwhelmed by all the options                              18%

Top 10 Items Purchased From A Sex Toy Store

Lubricant                             41%
Vibrator                               33%
Sexy lingerie                       28%
Dildos                                  25%
Handcuffs                            17%
Cock rings                           15%
Male masturbator                15%
Feathers                              11%
Sex swing                            10%
Sex robot                             9%

Top 5 Ways To Add Excitement To Sex Life

Try new sexual positions                             60%
Have sex in a different area of the house   49%
Have sex in an unusual place                     48%
Incorporate sex toys into the mix                41%
Wear sexy lingerie                                      41%