What happens when you plug your penis in?
A recent survey found that more than half of American men (52%) use penises with a penile plug instead of a vibrator, according to the Pew Research Center.
That’s not to say the trend is completely new, however.
“There’s been a lot of discussion around this topic for a while,” said Michael Wigdor, the president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
“What was previously seen as a more discreet and more intimate kind of way of doing penile stimulation, in this case, it’s becoming more socially acceptable.”
Wigdors recent research found that about one in 10 men had a vibrating penis, and nearly one in five said they had an implanted one.
Wigdon says the trend has been growing as more men are trying to make the transition to a less-than-vibrating penis.
The latest research, however, shows that it’s still a fairly new phenomenon.
The Pew Research study asked more than 1,000 men what their favorite and least favorite types of vibrators they use.
“I think for a lot guys it’s the penile vibration, for a little bit of guys it is the vibrating shaft, for guys that are more erect, for some it’s more of a vaginal vibe,” Wigdo said.
“Some guys like the sensation of the penis itself in their body.”
But Wigdin says it’s not just about penile toys and vibrators.
“The more people are doing this, the more likely it is to be a lot more about pleasure and sensuality, and not just sexual gratification,” he said.
The survey also found that, overall, more than 60 percent of men in the United States say they want to be sexually active again.
The study also found a similar percentage of men had sex once a week or less in the past year.
“That’s why I think we’re seeing a lot fewer guys who are really going to the gym to try to increase their sexual pleasure,” Wigsaid.
“And that’s the reason why we see this shift.
They are having sex a lot less.”
One reason the trend seems to be growing so rapidly is that there are fewer options available for men, Wigby said.
It’s a trend that has been going on for decades, but now it’s catching on.
“It is definitely the case that men are choosing not to use a vibratory penile stimulator because it’s too cumbersome, too expensive, and also because there is not a lot going on around them in terms of their sexual activity,” he explained.
“So that has led to more people looking to replace a penis with something else.”
That may be good news for those who are trying a vibrators that don’t come with a harness, and are just as easy to use.
But for others who are looking to get a little more stimulation without the harness, there are alternatives.
“For a lot men, penile-to-vaginal intercourse is still a relatively discreet thing,” WIGdors research said.
Wigs research also found there are other ways to stimulate a man’s penis, including inserting a vibrate to help with erectile function, or using a vibratometer to determine your manhood.
WIGDORS latest research found penile plugs are used by one in eight men.
But the number of vibratometers in use is growing quickly, and they’re becoming more common.
“We’re seeing the vibrators being used by more people as well,” Wiegdor said.
In some cases, it may be because men are being asked to use them more, or because they’re getting the most bang for their buck.