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Oxford students spend most on sex toys

Students attending Oxford University spent more on sex toys than any other university, according to newly released figures.

The data, released by sex toy and lingerie retailer Ann Summers, suggest that Oxford students spent £11,266 on sex toys last year – beating second place Cambridge by almost £2,000.

Oxford was also revealed to be the biggest browser of the Ann Summers online store, pipping Cardiff University to first place. The most popular time for browsing was found to be 10pm.

Ann Summers say that its products help students get through university life, saying “great sex and mind-blowing orgasms” is “a natural antidepressant and is one of the most effective ways to ease anxiety, relieve stress and boost brainpower”.

According to the retailer, Oxford students were most likely to buy the Rose Gold Mini Vibrator, which was also the most popular product among five of the top ten.

With four of the five top-rated universities in the UK making it into the top buyers table, it has been suggested that there may be a link between intelligence and sex drive, with Ann Summers arguing that sex helps you “develop stronger cognitive skills, including verbal fluency, number sequencing and recall.”

The top 10 biggest sex toy spenders
Oxford University – £11,266
University of Cambridge – £9,410
University of Leeds – £8,633
University of Manchester – £8,549
University of Liverpool – £7,128
Aberystwyth University – £6,867
University of Southampton – £6,733
Lancaster University – £6,667
University of Durham – £6,653
University of York – £6,615