Monday, June 29, 2009

Sex Toys are Sweeping the Nation

According to a recent article in the New York Times, sex toys are here to stay. For some of us, sex toys have been popular for quite some time, but the fact that they’re becoming mainstream is a good sign. It means that America’s starting to open up about its sexuality — finally!

In a recent survey of 2,056 women and 1,047 men (93 percent of which reported to be heterosexual), 53 percent of the women and almost half of the men reported having used a vibrator. And 81 percent of the women and 91 percent of the men reported having shared the vibrator with a sexual partner. Basically, what was once condemned as a sinful masturbatory toy has become a popular household item for all sexes involved. Although the baby boomer generation was the first to openly experiment with sex toys, newer generations have expanded the use of sex toys into something that’s widely accepted, even commonplace.

In fact, vibrator sales are up 20 percent from last year. One way companies reach their audience is by hiring women — just like representatives from Mary Kay or Arbonne — to host sex toy parties in America’s suburbs. Another way they gain customers is online. While Lingerie Diva offers lingerie and some fun accessories, I recommend checking out The Romantic Spark for some enjoyable sex toys, whether you’re a longtime fan or just now catching onto the trend! You can purchase the one above for only $16.75!