Even symbolic reminders of emptiness are sufficient to inspire us to conserve our resources and curb our generosity.
There are some obvious flaws to the study. For one, it’s based on the assumption that the subset of men who buy condoms online is representative of the state as a whole. Also, men could be ordering condoms in the wrong size, either mistakenly or purposefully — if you’ve ever spent some time in the company of middle school boys, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
This does not equate to a loss of life, but it is extremely disheartening to see years of research go down the drain.