Let’s Talk About Love

A brief illustrated infographicguide to sex, health, and romance on Valentine’s Day 2019.

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:

Online dating



These results coincide with other search trends for:

Birth control


Condom sales

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:

80% physical

20% psychological

Only 33% of men with erectile dysfunction seek help and treatment.



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