Who Buys More Sex Toys, Men or Women? | Ask the Rev. | Seven Days

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Dear Reverend,

Who buys extra intercourse toys, males or ladies? Do males purchase extra as a result of they do not have a lady or they are not getting sufficient to fulfill themselves? Or do ladies purchase extra as a result of they do not have a person? Or do women and men purchase them evenly?

Fore Playa (male, 65)

Dear Fore Playa,

In 2014, information journalist Jon Millward analyzed 1 million intercourse toy gross sales at the UK firm Lovehoney. He discovered that the buyer base of 300,000 was evenly cut up between women and men. That was the largest ballot I might discover (cease laughing), however my trusty assistant and I made a decision to do a little bit of (utterly unscientific) analysis ourselves and referred to as a pair shops.

First was Good Stuff, a neighborhood purveyor of grownup objects. The shopkeeper we spoke with estimated that the intercourse toy clientele was roughly 60 p.c males and 40 p.c ladies, with a median age of 35 to 45. Most well-liked amongst males had been cock rings and strokers — aka “pocket pussies.” At the prime of the checklist for ladies: “a vibrator.”

Next we referred to as Adam & Eve, a nationwide chain that proclaims itself the “#1 Adult Toy Superstore.” A consultant instructed us its buyer base was 55 p.c males and 45 p.c ladies, with a median age of 45. Top sellers for males had been vibrating penis rings and the Super Head Honcho Masturbator. Women gravitated towards vibrating clitoral stimulators, significantly from a model referred to as the Satisfyer.

Human beings of all gender identities purchase intercourse toys for all types of causes — definitely not simply because they do not have a associate. Quite usually individuals purchase them to make use of with a associate. Adult toys are simply that: toys. They’re enjoyable to play with, they usually assist you obtain orgasm. What’s to not love? Don’t overanalyze the statistics; simply take pleasure in the proven fact that the toys exist.

Good luck and God bless,

The Reverend

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