Condom sales in the United States have increased by $ 37 million over the past four weeks, according to CNN, with the population increasingly vaccinated.
This follows a drop in contraceptive sales of 4.4% for the whole of 2020. Even before the pandemic, sales were down 2.4% in 2017, 3.4% in 2018 and 3. 4% in 2018.
Reckitt Benckiser, the company that owns the Durex condom brand, said in a statement Wednesday that their sales for the last quarter of the fiscal year were up “in double digits.”
Walgreens, CVS and Church & Dwight, the company that makes Trojan condoms, also saw substantial sales increases.
“An even more anticipated sales rebound is in the condom category, because they are synonymous with pleasure. Young people between the ages of 18 and 24 can’t wait to get back to their social life, ”said Britta Bomhard, Church & Dwight Marketing Director.
As of Saturday, more than 134 million Americans, or more than 40% of the population, had received at least one dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to data from the Centers for Prevention and Control. disease control (CDC).