Coronavirus panic buying boosts sex toy sales

Coronavirus panic buying boosts sex toy sales

Coronavirus panic buying has resulted in an unexpected boon in sales to what has clearly seen as an essential item to many - sex toys.

It seems that sales in "the global pleasure industry" are ahead of schedule as people all around the world seem determined to make the very best of a bad situation.

Sales data for sex toy brand Womanizer show sales numbers are well above projections, with global data year to date showing more than a 50% surge on original forecasts.

Taken country by country, the data also follows a pattern according to where the majority of outbreaks are currently, or the stockpiling that precedes it.

The numbers in short from period January 1 to March 6:

Italy: Trending 60% above forecast;

France: 40% above;

United States: 75% above;

Canada: 135% above;

German-speaking countries: 40% above;

Hong Kong: 71% sales increase from January to February;

Japan: 52% sales increase from January to February;

Australia: 31% sales increase from January to February;

UK: 13% sales increase from January to February.


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