In a study conducted by TickPick, an online ticketing company, one in five AirPod owners claims to have had sex wearing the wireless headphones.
The study explored the intersection of music and sexual preference. More than 1000 people were surveyed online, with the results showing statistics such as hip-hop and rap fans prefer doggy style, while pop music fans are content with missionary – which probably isn’t that much of a surprise.
Though, it also showed that people who listen to country music are really into anal and roleplay – more so than the listeners of any other genre. Also interesting is that partners with a similar taste in music supposedly experience more frequent and satisfying sex.
According to the study, people into jazz, followed by EDM, were the most likely to have a foot fetish, while those who listened to indie rock were really into BDSM, with classic rock fans being the least likely to be interested in anything kinky. Even those who loved show tunes and folk music were keener to get kinky than the old school rockers.
The study also showed country music fans were the least likely to use contraceptives during sex, despite over one in four fans having had a one night stand.
But back to the AirPods for a second. Unfortunately, the survey didn't ask any follow-up questions to the 17 per cent of participants who admitted having had sex with their headphones on. We can't help but wonder if it was a conscious choice to wear the AirPods? Are they playing music through the AirPods? Listening to a podcast? Are they thrusting to the beat? Did they simply forget to take them out? Were both parties wearing AirPods and fucking like some sort of silent disco?
If you're an AirPod-during-sex wearer, get in touch. We have questions.