Your Awkwardness Is Ruining Your Sex Life, Says Survey

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Part of being human is being really, really awkward.

I'm awkward. You're awkward. WE'RE ALL AWKWARD. And most of the time, it's really not that big of a deal. I mean, if anything it makes for some great stories.

Like the time you ran into your ex and his new GF and made an awkward sex joke in front of them, leaving you mortified for days.

See what I mean? The awkward story is always the better story.

And while most of the time it's harmless, a survey by online pharmacy Superdrug Online Doctor found that awkwardness even plays a role in your sex life (and not in a good way).

People are so awkward about buying various products NECESSARY for a good sex life, that they are seriously missing out. 

Check out their findings below.

When you want to have safe sex, but it's not quite happening...

Wondering why that guy you've been hooking up with is so adamant about raw dogging it every time you have sex? Well, it could really be that "he can't get hard with a condom on," but he could've also been just too awkward to buy them.

Their survey found that about 15 percent of people aged 18 to 34 have left the store because they were too embarrassed to buy condoms.

15 percent of people aged 18 to 34 have left the store because they were too embarrassed to buy condoms.

So, if you're bummed about that chlamydia you contracted, there's a good chance you can blame your partner's awkwardness for that one.

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Who is it that we're so afraid of buying condoms from? According to the survey, that differs, depending on gender.

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Results show that men feel the most awk buying condoms from a young woman, while women don't feel comfortable purchasing them from a familiar face. (I've gotta admit, that does sound like a nightmare.)

When you want to spice up your sex life, but you keep chickening out...

So you and your partner have talked about spicing up the old bedroom routine, but when it came to putting that into action, you've had some trouble pulling the trigger.

That could be because you both have an affinity towards a more ~vanilla~ sex life, but it could also be because you're both uncomfortable shopping for sexy lingerie or a fun sex toy at a store.

The survey found that men and women felt a mix of awkwardness, embarrassment and nervousness when buying products like sex toys, lingerie, lube or similar items.

Men and women felt a mix of awkwardness, embarrassment and nervousness when buying products like sex toys.

The same went for birth control and other contraceptives.

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Here's a fun pro tip for ya: We live in the 21st century, and there's pretty much nothing you can't get online.

Awkwardness is a necessary part of the human experience, but you shouldn't let it get in the way of a good, healthy sex life! Emphasis on the healthy part, STD's are real, people. And you can get them.

You can be awkward AND have good sex, people.