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New study reveals the perils of having sex in your specs

Bespectacled Brits admit to getting so carried away during a moment of passion they’ve forgotten they had eye wear on – resulting in red faces. Almost one in 20 even revealed they’ve been unable to locate their glasses after a particularly vigorous session. While a third have awkwardly retrieved their spectacles midway through sex after their eye wear fell down the side of the bed.

Commissioned by online contact lenses retailer, Vision Direct, the research found 37 percent of the 2,000 glasses wearers polled have worn spectacles during sex.

A spokesman for Vision Direct said: “This is something that’s a real point of contention for millions of glasses wearers.

“Those who are lucky enough to have perfect vision, count your lucky stars it’s not something you have to deal with – although wearing contact lenses might help for those in need of glasses.

“There’s no right or wrong answer as to whether it’s best to go for ‘specs sex’, as long as you’re comfortable then do whatever you feel is right.”

The study also found 15 percent of those who have worn glasses during sex revealed their eye wear is most likely to fall off during the missionary position.

Unsurprisingly, the shower was voted the worst place to try and get frisky with your specs on.

But taking them off meant 16 percent couldn’t see their partner’s face and 14 percent felt they were left with no choice but to awkwardly fumble their way through.

It also emerged, a quarter feel more attractive without their glasses on but struggle during the act because they can’t see what they are doing.

Four in 10 revealed their eye wear has fallen off mid-session and the same amount said their lenses steamed over during sex.

A fifth of all glasses wearers polled have been asked to remove their specs before getting down to ‘it’.

However, a fifth have also slept with someone who found their glasses to be a real turn-on.

A naughty 11 percent have also had sex with their spectacles off – just so they could fantasise their partner was someone else entirely.

Vision Direct’s spokesperson added: “As our results show, not being able to see everything during sex isn’t necessarily always bad news.

“As long as you can see more or less what you’re doing, slightly obscured eyesight when making love can have its benefits.

“However, safety comes first – so if your eyesight’s so bad you’re likely to end up falling off the bed, it’s probably best to keep them on or explore the possibility of getting contact lenses.”

For more insights into the ‘specs lives’ of Brits click here

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