New Zealanders buy 3 times more sex toys
- Sex toy sales have exploded at Adult Toy Megastore in New Zealand since the country’s government announced it was going to be shut down, according to The Guardian.
- The sex shop is considered an essential service by governments because it sells condoms and medical items, but the staff work from home.
- A spokesperson for Adult Toy Megastore told Insider they expected an increase sales of toys that could “communicate” with each other via apps, Bluetooth or video so that couples can use them even if they are not together.
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New Zealanders are buying at least one product during the global pandemic: sex toys.
April 8 The Guardian published an article claiming that in the 48 hours before New Zealand’s national lockdown on March 25, sex toy sales tripled at Adult Toy Megastore.
New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus by trying to eliminate rather than contain the coronavirus was rented earlier this week by the Washington Post.
Adult Toy Megastore spokesperson Emily Writes, who also spoke to The Guardian, told Insider that sales have exploded internationally as well, and she believes it was because of the coverage. New Zealand media.
“Hygiene protocols are very strict here for us, so it can reassure people wishing to order,” she said.
The sex shop remains open in New Zealand after the government saw it as an essential service as it sells medical items and condoms. All staff work from home.
The authors said the line of beginner toys was very popular. She told Insider: “It seems women, in particular, are thinking ‘well I’m home alone so there’s no better time to try something new.’
Writes said she expected an increase in sales of sex toys that can communicate with each other. “Some of our toys can be connected via an app,
or by video so that couples can use them even if they are not together, ”she said.
In addition to entry-level toys and toys capable of communication, sales of condoms, lubricants, menstrual cups, adult board games and sex toy cleaner have increased.
New Zealand has a certain history with sex toys. At an infamous moment in national politics in 2016, a protester threw a dildo at former Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Josie Butler, who threw the object at Joyce as he spoke to the media, shouted: “This is to violate our sovereignty”, referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to Stuff.co.nz.
—Ben Guérin (@bjhguerin) February 5, 2016
The moment was covered by the late night TV host John oliver, and former Prime Minister John Key told the New Zealand Herald: it was “appalling” that the image went viral, meaning that there would be people from “all over the world” who would say New Zealanders commemorated their national day “with a high ranking politician standing by throwing a sex toy, ”he said.
Now New Zealanders are in the news again for sex toys.
But things could slow down for locals. According to an automated message to customers Insider received while searching for a communications manager, it said it was starting to “see delays with mail due to restrictions put in place to deal with the pandemic. COVID-19 “.
However, the couriers “did their best to keep the processes going as normal.”