According to a new survey by Ann Summers, 25% of gym patrons have had sex at the gym…. yes in the gym – bathrooms, changing areas, on the equipment after closing I suppose. Huffington Post reported on the study today and the findings are interesting. In addition to the many who are getting it on in the gym, more than 50% of people in gyms have met hook ups there, 10% carry condoms to the gym just in case, and 20% have had sex with their personal trainers.
I’m really missing out. Apparently, I’m getting all the wrong muscles stiff during my gym forays.
In all honesty, I suppose these findings are not too surprising. We go to the gym to look and feel better about ourselves and, at the best of times, we are certainly exuding a pretty positive sexual glow when we are there. It is inevitable, I suppose, that this chemistry and ambition will often lead to sexual desires and pursuits.
But what does surprise me is that I was so oblivious to much of it. I knew, of course, that many relationships started at the gym. Its a great place to meet people. But that 25% were having sex right there. I had no idea.
I guess I’ll have to be more observant.