Cheap thrills

Stuck for something to do in the credit crunch when restaurants are pricey, cinema tickets extortionate and retail therapy a no-no?

Well, apparently the pastime of choice is something you can do pretty much anywhere, needs little planning and costs nothing if you keep it legal. Consumers are making use of their free time by having sex. Durex owner SSL International has apparently seen sales rise by almost 10%.

Mole thinks this gives a whole new meaning to the protection market.