Condom maker hit with ’emergency orders’ as couples bonk more than pre-Covid

It's fair to say that everyone had a little more spare time than usual over the last 12 months.

With several lockdowns, work from home rules and people just generally wanting to embrace the anti-social life, there was one product that saw a huge surge in demand.

Condom makers Karex Bhd has said that sales of the contraceptive rose staggeringly in the last year.

Sales of Durex rose 30 per cent in 2021, which account for 60 per cent of the company's entire revenue last year.

Chief executive officer Goh Miah Kiat said, on Friday: “When there was a 40 per cent drop in terms of global consumption, Karex's consumer segment has continued to grow. This year, I expect the demand to recover to pre-pandemic times.

“Sales value could increase even more as consumers are buying more premium products. We're starting to see a lot of orders coming in on an emergency basis.”

Last month, we reported how porn site PornHub had seen a massive increase in UK users during 2021.

The UK made up adult entertainment giant PornHub's second biggest audience in 2021.

Coming – no pun intended – just behind the United States, PornHub's Year in Review also showed that the top UK search terms were “lesbian” and “MILF”.

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The third most popular search term was "hentai", while "threesome" was fourth with "ebony" rising two places from 2021 in fifth.

The most popular porn star for Brits was Lana Rhoades, with Riley Reid in second and Abella Danger in third.

Angela White and Mia Khalifa came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Lesbian scissoring was the top trending search, rising by 408% from last year.

The most viewed category was Lesbian, with MILF, Mature, Amateur and Anal rounding out the top five.

Feeling patriotic, Brits searched for the term “British” 658% more than anywhere else in the world, with "MILF" up 244%, "Indian" rising by 102% and "smoking" increasing by 86%.

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