Danes use household items for protection during sex

Experts suggest sticking to condoms

We’ve all been there. It’s late at night and you’ve managed to somehow seduce someone to join you under the covers in your bedroom for a bout of the no-pants dance. But wait, you’re fresh out of condoms and the only open petrol station is miles away. What to do?

Well, if you’re like one in 20 Danes, you’ve simply improvised and found something lying about the house such as some plastic sandwich wrap or a freezer bag to serve as your protection needs, according to a new YouGov survey for Metroxpress newspaper.

“It’s not something that people call about, so it’s a bit surprising,” Jeppe Hald, a project leader with the Danish family planning association Sex og Samfund. “But people go far sometimes when trying to avoid impregnation.”

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Put down the freezer bag
Hald went on to say that when it comes to protection, it is essential to keep away from homemade solutions and make that extra effort to get hold of some condoms instead because household products are not designed for the wear and tear of sexual intercourse.

Sexologist Jakob Olrik agreed with Hald, and not just because household items don’t work from a preventative viewpoint.

“You can easily risk sustaining damages and cuts,” Olrik said. ”Perhaps it’s because of a kinky element to spice up the sex a bit, although it can be difficult trying to imagine oneself with a freezer bag.”