Adam and Eve, a company with franchised locations across North America and an online store, reported a 30 percent increase in online sales in March and April based on the same time period last year. Other big companies that do most of their sales online also saw an uptick. Wow Tech Group , which owns We-Vibe and Womanizer, reported that online sales for both brands were over percent higher this April compared to last year. And as Vice reported in April , online sales for products through Cotr Inc , the company behind B-Vibe, Le Wand and the Cowgirl, were roughly three times higher this March than they were last year.
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On the hunt for the best sex toys for women? How to find the right one for you
According to stats, roughly half of you have played around with a sex toy, while an Indiana University study found that 50 per cent of women use a vibrator regularly. You may be surprised to hear that the health benefits of using a sex toy are multi-faceted. Plus a Harvard study found that sex toys can help ease vaginal atrophy, vulval or vaginal pain and vaginal tightness, which is sometimes caused by vaginismus, vulvodynia, lichen sclerosus, gynae cancer treatments, low libido and neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis. Alongside the reams of health benefits of getting intimate with a sex toy, it can also have a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing. Reports show that using a vibrator can help promote confidence, happiness and relaxation. The dream deal.
Design graduate Dmytro Nikiforchuk has created a range of sex toys for the elderly , including a tickling thimble and an ear trumpet for listening to a lover's heartbeat. Ahead of Valentine's Day, we've selected seven sex toys for solo pleasure, including a gender-neutral vibrator, a masturbation sleeve for trans men, and a sensation suit for disabled people. Polish designer Kamila Rudnicka has created an artificial insemination tool that doubles up as a sex toy , in the hopes of restoring pleasure to an often clinical process. Sex-toy designers Polly Rodriguez and Alexandra Fine have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the bias selection process of adverts, which "plagues" female-focused sexual wellness companies. Palma by Unbound Babes is a waterproof sex toy disguised as piece of jewellery that can twist, tilt and be tapped to produce different vibrations.
Even a decade ago, owning a pleasure device of any kind felt slightly shameful. It was as though it was a secret to be hidden away, in our most private drawer only to be seen on dark lonely nights or maybe this was just my experience. This feeling was in part due to how sex toys were manufactured to be blatantly realistic and obnoxiously large. Let's just say before the 90s, vibrators were not discrete—or cute, for that matter. As we continue to shift our cultural narratives surrounding sexuality, we are able to propel a ripple effect throughout the industries dedicated to catering to our sexual desires.