A brief illustrated guide to sex, health, and romance on Valentine’s Day.
Bet you didn’t know
Shakespeare’s Juliet still receives around 1,000 letters every Valentine’s Day.
Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women.
Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to get engaged after Christmas.
More than 9 million pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day.
Teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, followed by kids, mothers, and wives.
By the numbers
198,000,000 The average number of roses produced for Valentine’s Day
£45.10 What the average British consumer spends on Valentine’s Day
8% Consumers who celebrate Valentine’s Day
11,000 The average number of children conceived on Valentine’s Day
53% Women who would end their relationship if they didn’t get something for Valentine’s Day
Getting down and dirty
During the winter months, there are more Internet searches for:
These results coincide with other search trends for:
Online dating websites are busiest between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day.
Condom sales are 20–30% higher around Valentine's Day.
More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.
In the last decade, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have reached a record-high.
Valentine’s Day is a time to look after your sexual health, so be wise about sex with Sexwise.
Pressure to perform
Sales of erectile dysfunction medication peak after Valentine’s Day.
1 in 10 men in the world are thought to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Over 20 million men have used, or are currently using, Viagra or other medications to treat ED.
Causes of ED are:
Only 33% of men with erectile dysfunction seek help and treatment.