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Two Thirds Of Brits Wish Neighbours Could Be Fined For Having Loud Sex

Two Thirds Of Brits Wish Neighbours Could Be Fined For Having Loud Sex

Two thirds of Brits wish their neighbours could be fined for having sex too loudly, a survey has revealed.

A thousand people were polled by energy comparison site SaveOnEnergy and two out of three respondents said they wished their neighbours could be fined for an overly raucous romp.

Would you fine your neighbour for having sex too loudly? Credit: Storyblocks
Would you fine your neighbour for having sex too loudly? Credit: Storyblocks

Of course, you can make a noise complaint against your neighbours, whether said noise is nooky-based or otherwise.

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I suppose it's the notion of a specific sex penalty which two thirds of us are in favour of - with the third who are opposed presumably the ones responsible for the x-rated racket.

Whether this issue is more or less pervasive at the moment is a moot point. On the one hand, we're all spending a lot more time at home, so you might expect us to be disturbed by next door's rumpy pumpy more regularly.

But on the other hand, many people's sex lives have drifted off into the abyss due to lockdown measures - and that doesn't just apply to couples that live separately.

When quarantine rules were first introduced, one of the only conceivable benefits was the potential for an improved sex life for couples cooped up together. But according to a poll of more than 10,000 people, 69 percent of couples are having less sex than usual (yes, 69 percent).

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Lockdown has harmed a lot of people's love lives. Credit: Pixabay/Sasint
Lockdown has harmed a lot of people's love lives. Credit: Pixabay/Sasint

A lack of time is typically blamed for a barren love life, but with working (and doing basically everything) from home the new normal, time is something we all have a lot more of.

Indeed, many predicted there may be a Covid-19 baby boom, with sex becoming an increasingly popular hobby for bored couples.

But when condom sales declined in March, the boss of Durex did not point the finger squarely at the lack of opportunities for singletons during lockdown - he said those who have even more opportunity than ever are having less sex too.

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Speaking to the BBC, Laxman Narasimhan - boss of Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Durex - said: "What you see is this virus is having a toll on the number of intimate occasions in the UK.

"Intimate occasions are going down and that is a manifestation of anxiety."

For many people in England though, a state-imposed dry spell came to an end earlier this month, after an easing of measures enabled people living alone to stay over at another household of their choosing, where they are permitted not to follow social distancing measures.

You can read some tips about how to liven up your sex life in lockdown here.

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Topics: UK News, Dating

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.