Men who use sex toys are more likely to participate in sexual health promoting behaviours, and score highly on intercourse satisfaction. Women who used sex toys were once deemed as lonely or sexually deviant, but nowadays the use of such products by women is socially acceptable. The stigma for men who show an interest, however, has not changed. Even amongst women who own cupboards full of sex toys, I have spoken to those who say they would be horrified if they found out their partner was using a sex toy for their own pleasure.
Sex toys are sexual stimulation devices that are used to enhance sexual pleasure and create a memorable experience for individuals. The retail outlets and specialty stores segment include adult specialty stores, drug stores, and others. The increasing number of point of purchases such as retail outlets and specialty stores is encouraging consumers to purchase sex toys such as bondage gear. The sex toys market will witness considerable growth in this segment throughout the estimated period due to the availability of a wide range of products at these stores and the increased commercialization of sex toys. The rising exposure of sex toys such as vibrators through media is resulting in an increased purchase volume of these toys in the forthcoming years.
Sex Toys Market Global Industry Analysis 2018 - 2025
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Breanne Fahs , Eric Swank. While previous studies have addressed symbolic implications of lesbian dildo usage and quantitative findings about women's vibrator use, little research has assessed women's subjective feelings about using sex toys. This study draws upon qualitative interviews with twenty women from diverse ages and backgrounds to illuminate six themes in women's narratives about sex toys: 1 emphasis on non-penetrative use of phallic sex toys; 2 embarrassment about disclosing use to partner s ; 3 personifying vibrators and dildos as male; 4 coercion and lack of power when using sex toys; 5 embracing sex toys as campy, fun, and subversive; and 6 resistance to sex toys as impersonal or artificial. Emerging patterns revealed that queer women more often constructed sex toys as subversive, fun, and free of shame while heterosexual women more often believed most women self-penetrate with sex toys, that sex toys threatened male partners, and they described more coercion involving sex toys. This article explores implications for sexual identity and sex toys, along with women's negotiation of the "masculine" presence of sex toys in their narratives about using sex toys.