Exploring your sexual side and hoarding on an enviable collection of vibrators and butt plugs seem like a perfect quarantine activity. Let’s find out…
As most of us are practicing social distancing and are in quarantine, we have ample time to either try a new hobby or unleash our passionate and horny side. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that with ample free time and a lack of social life is making us feel lonely, anxious and horny. No wonder there is a huge demand for sex toys to satiate our hunger during quarantine.
CivicScience, a polling and research platform, conducted a survey of 6,000 Americans and found over a quarter of them were using sex toys more since going into quarantine.
Of those surveyed, 26% reported using sex toys more often since going into isolation.
Who all are using sex toys in their quarantine?
Sharing the startling figures of the survey, a Business Insider report said that it is not only singles who are using more sex toys, but there has been a rise in number of married couples who are exploring their sexual side by trying new sex toys in the market. What comes as a surprise is the fact that of those surveyed:
23% of women reported an increase in sex toy use, while 30% of men said they were using sex toys more.
As more and more people are taking government directives of staying at home and avoiding socializing seriously, the online sales of sex toys, condoms and sex toys accessories have increased significantly.
Speaking about the impact of coronavirus on their business, a rep for WOW Tech Group, which owns the sex toy brands WeVibe and Womanizer, told VICE that both brands had already exceeded their monthly sales projections by more than 40% as of March 25. They also noted that sales for Womanizer toys designed for masturbation, were especially high.
So while there has been 135% increase in sex toy sale in Canada, Italy has seen a rise by 71% and UK by 13%, according to data revealed by adult sex toys brand Womanizer.
Why is there a sudden spike in sales?
Since dating and coronavirus don’t go hand-in-hand, people are unable to socialize or go for casual one-night stands. Hence, they have to look for ways to meet their sexual needs as well as pleasure themselves. Hence, the sale of sex toys has skyrocketed like never before.
Alicia Sinclair, CEO and founder of COTR, manufacturer of sexual intimacy products, told VICE that not only the online sale of sex toys trippled over the last few months but there has been a change in buyer behavior as well.
“It reminds me a little bit of grocery store hoarding, like buying things you might need in the future but maybe only bought rarely in the past. When someone’s coming and buying five accessories, or three or four different sizes of butt plugs, it does seem like people are investing for the long haul.”
So it seems like people are panic buying sex toys as well as condoms for the fear that it might soon be difficult to get their hands on.
These sex toys are in demand
The sex toys that are meant for masturbation or self-pleasure are more in demand due to social distancing. Sex toys site Adam & Eve has seen a sales spike of over 30% each day for the past week. Its spokesperson has told Mashable that some of its top-sellers include the Satisfyer Pro 2 vibrator, Adam & Eve’s g-spot vibrator, and Adam & Eve’s rabbit vibrator.
Another interesting trend that we are seeing is a rise in high-tech, interactive and internet-connected sex toys, Speaking to Rolling Stone about the growth of teledildonics (internet-connected sex toys) market during coronavirus, Kyle Machulis, who runs buttplug.io, an open-source software project enabling people to connect their sex toys, says — “I have seen a BIG uptick in conversations about the topic.” Such accessories are useful for couples who are not staying together due to necessity.
It seems people are anxious, desperate and scared. Hence, they are getting horny and thinking of innovative ways to please themselves and also their lockdown partners. So as long as they are safe and happy, playing around with their new sex toys collection is one of the best ways to stay entertained during lockdown. So we say, “Go ahead. Enjoy yourself!”