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How Much Do You Really Know About Sex Toys? (Probably Not A Lot, If This Survey Is Anything To Go By)

22/08/2014 14:15 BST | Updated 22/08/2014 14:59 BST
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When it comes to sex, Brits have a reputation for being rather prudish. As a result there's a fair amount of - ahem - misinformation going on regarding the birds and the bees.

While some people are using cling film or latex gloves as alternative methods of contraception, a recent survey found that almost half of Brits believe you can clean sex toys in the dishwasher.

Yes, really.

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The findings, which form part of Ann Summers' Great British Sex Toy survey, polled more than 4,700 respondents and revealed quite a few misconceptions.

For example, 70% believe you can get addicted to your sex toy, while 33% believe that lubricants double up as a contraceptive.

Unsurprisingly, half of Brits (53%) admit that they still have more to learn about sex toys.

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But, while respondents may not be clued up, at least they have imagination.

When asked what type of sex toys they regularly use, 45% admitted they have used an ‘alternative’ method when it comes to self pleasure.

Of these, 52% said they’ve used a vegetable as an alternative sex toy, 20% home appliance, 10% have used a kitchen utensil and 8% admit to using a candle at any one time instead of a certified, licensed sex toy.

Back to sex toy school then...