Surge in sex toy sales because of COVID-19

People are stockpiling batteries and lubrication due to COVID-19.

A New Zealand online sex toy retailer is reporting a surge in lubricant, vibrators and batteries in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

The World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic at a press conference in Geneva on March 12. Adulttoymegastore reported a spike in sales following the announcement.

Adulttoymegastore’s owner and operator Nicola Relph says the spike can only be attributed to COVID-19.

"We’re hearing from our customers that they’re stockpiling batteries and lubrication in case they’re stuck inside due to self-isolation," Nicola says.

"Our customers have told us they’re avoiding crowds and they want something to do while they’re stuck at home. They’re also not on Tinder or going on dates because they’re worried about COVID-19."

Nicola says orgasms relax the body, which can result in a night of better sleep.

"It has been known for a long time that orgasms help you relax your body and calm your mind meaning a better sleep, which in turn means more time for your body to rest.

"Rest is crucial in maintaining a high-functioning immune system. And when you climax your body gets that rush of dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin - all of those feel-good hormones.”

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