A recent study has revealed that an individual's use of a vibrator can be indicative of that person's sexual health.
Researchers at Indiana University (IU) established the link after analysing the results of a pioneering survey carried out at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
The study found that 53 per cent of women and 45 per cent of men between the ages of 18 and 60 use a vibrator.
It also found that using a vibrator led adults to be more proactive and fulfilled in terms of their sexual health.
Debby Herbenick, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, commented: "The study about women's vibrator use affirms what many doctors and therapists have known for decades - that vibrator use is common, it's linked to positive sexual function such as desire and ease of orgasm, and it's rarely associated with any side effects."
She added that the study also uncovered the fact that vibrator use was common among males, something that had not previously been documented.
According to the National Women's Health Resource Center, 70 per cent of women have experienced a sexual health issue yet only 18 per cent visited their medical practitioner about the problem.