Sex: A Season for Toys

Let’s talk about astrology for a second – I’m a Leo, king of the Sun; I am dazzled when I am in a crowd of people, socializing and just living life to the fullest.  Sadly, we are still in a global pandemic, and being in a room full of people, let alone intimately, can still feel awkward.

That doesn’t mean our sex drives are low, nor should we sacrifice them – it’s just about how we go about handling it.  

If the pandemic has taught me anything, it has allowed me to re-discover my love with sex toys.  As a college student, I was super exploratory with my fascination with sex toys especially with my first boyfriend at the time.  From food, wearables, silicone to even glass – nothing was off-limits.

So it’s not hard to imagine that during a global pandemic that the sales of sex toys grew substantially.  According to a 2020 article in The New York Times, Adam and Eve reported that at the beginning of the pandemic in March and April of 2020, sales grew 30 percent than what had been seen previously.  And remember when Amazon was only shipping essential items?  Yes, you guessed it – sex toys were included in that.

A perfect way to help explore your wants, needs, and most hidden desires – sex toys are the perfect option for most, if not all people, although not discontinuing that personal interaction.  According to Tracy’s Dog via Forbes, the company surveyed about 900 people regarding sexy toys.  Of the survey respondents, 62% said that they already own sex toys and, of the ones who didn’t, 57% planned to purchase them during the quarantine. Of the folks who use sex toys, 62% relayed that they will use them more often

What appears to be the case is simple – sex toys have grown in popularity and clearly are not going anywhere anytime soon.  And why should they?  The perfect blend of education and pleasure, wrapped into one tiny little package.

So what can you get for a loved one for the holidays?  You know what, scratch that, it’s been a year – just get yourself something nice.  In the words of Bette Middler from First Wives Club, “I’ll attach a pinecone to my vibrator and have a really Merry Christmas!” 

A transplant from NYC, Aaron always had a passion for helping and supporting the community in any way that he can.  Aaron hopes to bring to Central Outreach a sense of fun and laughter, but also compassion and empathy for all that are in need.