LELO Sexual Health Survey

Commission Project, 2022

On the run up to World Sexual Health Day (4 Sept), LELO surveyed over 800 Hong Kong residents between the ages of 25-34 on sexual health and intimacy attitudes. It finds out that sex toys are still not widely accepted and sex is still a taboo in Hong Kong. The project's mission is to open up the conversation, reversing the stigma associated with exploring sexuality. PR Agency: PURPLE PR

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Those who are using sex toys believe it improves their sex life and satisfies their needs. Majority of those using it are with their partners. Of those using toys - 48% are using toys solo, 70% are using it with a partner.

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There is no culture in discussing the topic of sex with friends, close to half feel shame or fear of sharing their sexuality / sexual experiences. 53% rarely/never talk about sex with friends. Close to half (48%) of the respondents agreed that they felt ashamed to talk to others about sexuality/sexual experiences.. Also, close to half (47%) of the respondents agreed that they were afraid of sharing private sexual thoughts with their partner(s).

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Living environment in Hong Kong directly impact sex lives. 84% agree that the small living quarters in a city like Hong Kong has a direct effect on the sex lives of its citizens

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Men feel that orgasm is a required part of sex and climax, whether it be with a partner or for themselves. Women on other hand, 20% feel it is not necessary as part of sex, and 20% feel it is only needed for their partner – putting their partner’s pleasure first.

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More than half of the population are NOT open to the use of sex toys (52%), with the propensity of those citing that they believe it’s perverted, they don’t understand how to use it, or they’re scared about their partner’s rejection.

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Reference to burnout culture and the effects of the pandemic; tiredness, poor mental health and pandemic negatively impacting sex lives. Over 85% of surveyed agreed that a variety of lifestyle choices negatively impacted their sex life including body image, mental health, kids, past trauma, alcohol and substance use, etc.