Monday, January 28, 2013
(REVEALED) WHY SEX TOY SALES ARE BOOMING
Global sales of vibrators and other s*x toys soared to 5.5 billion pound-a-year and are to set to rise to 40 billion pounds by 2020 – matching those of smartphones.
But, the survey revealed, one town in Britain spends four times the national average – 62 pence per head – on erotic accessories.
Voted the best place to live in Britain in a poll by the Halifax bank, Fleet, in Hampshire, was top of the table for spending on s*x toys.
It was closely followed by Didcot in Oxfordshire, Godalming in Surrey and Basingstoke in Hampshire, a major newspaper reported.
Co-owner of Lovehoney Neal Slateford, a former record producer for Kylie Minogue, who carry out the survey, said celebrities opening up about their s*x lives had been a key sales driver.
“A famous celebrity will give a big interview about their s*x life or their love of sex toys and we will see a flurry of sales afterwards,” the Daily Mail quoted Slateford as saying.
“It all started with S*x In The City (I love that film)– which was incredibly liberating for women, especially after Charlotte became a virtual recluse after buying a rabbit vibrator at New York’s famous Pleasure Chest s*x store,” he added.
Channel 4 is reflecting the trend with an hour-long documentary on Tuesday night called ‘More S*x Please, We’re British’ about the online s*x toy retailer, Lovehoney.
According to the counselling service, women are becoming far less shy about s*xual aids, which is only increased by celebrities being more open about their s*x lives.