There was a scene in the first season of Being Mary Jane where the always conflicted title character runs into Andre, the married man she unknowingly had an affair with, after trying to avoid him.
He follows her into the women’s locker room where they have an argument about him being dishonest that ends with Andre telling her how much he loves her. Eventually, they end up having sex in one of the tiny gym showers, an old-school one with the white plastic-y curtains. And while it was indeed a steamy scene (no pun intended), I couldn’t get over the idea of having one’s body up against the walls of a shower that had been used by hundreds of funky people. An ordinary locker room shower surface is probably rife with, at the least, some athlete’s foot and ringworm waiting to happen.
And while I couldn’t see myself rolling around in the germs at the gym while trying to get some loving, a recent survey found that quite a few gym dwellers are having sex in such facilities. About a quarter of them.
According to the UK’s Metro, Ann Summers, who surveyed 2,000 Brits, found that 25 percent of respondents admitted to having sex in their workout facility. More than half said they use the gym as a place to meet people (to hell with working out!), and 10 percent stated that they carry condoms in their gym bag to be protected and ready for whatever.
About 45 percent of women surveyed said they attract men while on the cross trainer machine, which tones and lifts the butt. And men prefer to hit the lateral pulldown machine to attract the honeys while working on their biceps and pecs.
Twenty percent of respondents said they’ve hooked up with a trainer, and more than 80 percent said they’ve made connections by using dating apps while in the gym.
In case you were wondering, 31 percent of those who admitted getting it in at the gym were gay while 49 percent of participants were straight. The other 20 percent identified as bisexual.
Again, this survey was taken across the pond (and it didn’t say where exactly people were scurrying off to in the gym for sex), so this may not be as common here (though, somehow, I have a feeling it is). But I can’t help but ask if you would ever be interested in being sexually spontaneous at the gym? Why or why not? Or, if you’re brave enough to answer, have you ever had sex in the gym?