A recent survey reveals that nearly 25 percent of British gym-goers have had sex at their place of fitness.
More than half of those surveyed said they've used the gym as a place to hook up, while 10 percent said they stash a condom in their gym bag.
The online survey of 2,000 people was conducted by sex shop Ann Summers - not exactly a perfect method of data collection. Still, an eyebrow-raising 20 percent of responders have done the deed with their personal trainers. Even if they never consummated, 70 percent of women admitted to fantasizing about their personal trainers while having sex.
‘The atmosphere at the gym excites people and sets up their mood to have sex. In addition, most women imagine their gym trainer during sex.’
The findings showed that about 25 percent of participants admitted to having had sex at their gyms at some point during their membership. According to an Independent report, nearly 70 percent of women admitted to fantasising about their personal trainer during sex.
Even those who were not that lucky to find someone for "hook up" were at least hoping that something might happen. "Sixty six percent of people cited the very possibility of sex at the gym and one in 10 people brought condoms in their gym bags just in case," the report added.
The atmosphere at the gym also inspired some people to use online dating, with 82 percent saying they had used such apps at the gym. There is some science to it, too. According to previous studies, exercise spikes levels of serotonin and dopamine chemicals.
In addition, smell of sweat also arouses the partner and releases a hormone named pheromone which is responsible for attracting partners through scent. The study has given a brief insight of what people think in Britain and it might also imply for the entire world.