free invisible hit counter

Yes, sales of sex toys have gone up because of the recession

Comments (10)

1484thumb.jpgWell, it's cheaper than a night out isn't it?

BusinessInsider reports:

"a New York Times/CBS news poll found that due to the recession, people were spending more time with family and friends or pursuing hobbies. One of the more popular "hobbies" seems to be sex, as condom and sex toy companies report higher sales."

In fact, the link appears to be so strong that some economists are thinking of using the sex toy market as an indicator of impending economic failure... according to BigThink which says:

"Market research in 2009 found that sales of lubricants and sexual-enhancement devices were rocketing in the recession. The argument for this surge in sales of sexual aids sounds much like the argument made for lipstick [another consumer good whose sales are supposed to boom coming up to a recession]; people need a cheap way to feel good in hard times (either that or they need a way to get hard in hard times)."

So if you were thinking of treating yourself, or someone else to one this cold winter, be assured you'll be in good company.

See our Naughty Toys category for a selection of NSFW fun from the great to the weird...

Think you know Assassin's Creed ? Prove it! Take our Assassin's Creed travel quiz

Check out the best iPhone 4 accessories here

  • Makes sense.  Spend $100 on dinner and a movie, or $100 on dinner and a vibrator... which option has more value?  Simple math.

    Doc Johnson

  • panliza

     Period of economic downturn is indeed a cheap sex toy can ease some people's mental stress and economic pressures. However, if the sex toys you can substitute Miss, you must find the right vibrator.

  • In fact, the link appears to be so
    strong that some economists are thinking of using the sex toy market as
    an indicator of impending economic failure... according to BigThink which says:
     

  • a New York Times/CBS news poll found that due to the recession, people
    were spending more time with family and friends or pursuing hobbies.

    http://flintstonemarble.com/se...

  • Sex toys have become very affordable no wonder people are buying them in the recession it's a great way to cheer yourself up.

blog comments powered by Disqus
©2014 Shiny Digital Privacy Policy