Twenty-nine percent of all Germans who use personal lubricants use them for anal intercourse. This is the result of a survey commissioned by the pjur group to find out more about personal lubricant use in Germany. One eye-catching statistic is that couples in full-time employment use personal lubricant for anal sex much more frequently than those who are unemployed – 38 percent for the former demographic and just 21 percent for the latter.
In terms of age, the survey clearly shows that people like to have a certain amount of experience before they try out this technique: A comparison of different age groups shows that 35 to 44 year olds have the most anal sex with personal lubricant, the figure standing at 40 percent. Just 20 percent of 18 to 24 year olds practice this technique, compared with 34 percent for 25 to 34 year olds. The figure falls rapidly again from a certain age onwards: Only around 17 percent of people over the age of 55 use personal lubricants for anal sex.
“Use with sex toys” was the category that scored higher still, with 35 percent of all personal lubricant users putting this as their reason alongside the general statement “to have more fun during sex”. Men (54 percent) responded much more frequently than women (42 percent) that this is why they use personal lubricants. The study also showed that 48 percent of participants would recommend a personal lubricant to friends, 23 percent would recommend to acquaintances and 16 percent would even recommend to relatives.
2099 people over the age of 18 took part in the survey, of which 374 are users of personal lubricant. The data in question stems from on an online poll carried out by YouGov Deutschland GmbH, which individuals took part in from November 6 to 8, 2017. The results have been weighted and are representative of the German population aged 18 years and older.