Majority of Canadians don't expect sex on Valentine's Day

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QMI Agency
 

, Last Updated: 1:24 PM ET

Only a third of Canadians think they'll get lucky on Valentine's Day.

A new survey about sexual health and contraception found 33% of those surveyed said they expect they will have sex on Feb. 14.

Those in the Maritimes are leading the way, with 40% saying they will get intimate with a partner, followed by 37% of Albertans and 35% of Ontarians.

The survey also found Canada's confidence in birth control isn't 100% -- results showed 43% worry contraception will fail, while 39% admit they or their partner have had a pregnancy scare.

To avoid an unwanted pregnancy, 58% said they use condoms, 46% use the birth control pill, 8% rely on the withdrawl method, 7.6% use an intrauterine system, while 4% said they have other methods.

The Angus Reid Forum survey of 1,530 Canadian adults was conducted for Bayer Inc. between Jan. 16-20. It has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.


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