Spike in Sales of Sex toys Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis
By Dr Becky Spelman
For those who are single and looking for a new relationship, or who are open to hook-ups, now is definitely not a good time. We are all supposed to be observing the rules around social distance—which makes sex with someone who is not our long-term partner a no-no. That means that there are a lot of sexually frustrated individuals out there—and a big market for sex toys. Some of the most civic-minded people in our society, the ones who are actually avoiding encounters with others, are probably driving this spike in sales, and should be applauded.
There something comforting about self-pleasure in times of uncertainty. We know that sexual pleasure causes the body to release feel-good endorphins. These help the mind and the body to relax, and can contribute to a reduction in stress and anxiety. They also help to ground us in the moment, which is essential when we are going through uncertain times. An important key to coping with stress is living in the moment, and sexual activity absolutely helps with that.
It’s healthy for people to take some time for self-pleasure or intimacy with a partner during the crisis. Taking care of our physical and our emotional needs is absolutely crucial during a crisis, and our sexual health and well-being are an important part of that. It can be difficult in stressful times to set aside time for our sexual needs, and nobody should feel under pressure to perform sexually when they are not in the mood for it, but spending intimate time together with our partner during stressful periods can help you both to unwind, relax, and deal with the challenges that you are facing.
There are many benefits of doing so for your mind. Sexual intimacy, whether shared with another or a solo enterprise, can aid relaxation, foster better sleeping patterns, reduce stress and anxiety, and help to ground the person in question. Intimate behaviours with our partner can help to foster a sense of togetherness and mutual care and love that is extremely beneficial at all times, but especially when confronting a crisis. Of course, it should go without saying that all and any sexual activity should absolutely be mutually decided upon; nobody should feel pressured to have intimate relations unless they want to, crisis or no crisis.
The current times are triggering a whole rollercoaster of emotions for people so don’t be surprised if your sex drive has changed considerably. If your sex drive has increased considerably you can just enjoy this as long as it’s not causing any problems in your everyday life. The benefit of technology in this day and age is that there are some really advanced sex toys on the market, the brands We-Vibe and Womanizer have particularly advanced sex toys, with We-Vibe having the most advanced (and powerful) cordless massager ever — with playful attachments and Womanizer offering Liberty which is one of their many vibrators with a Pleasant suction and gentle massaging air waves which lead to a completely new kind of orgasmic experience.
About the author:
Dr Becky Spelman is a leading UK Psychologist who’s had great success helping her clients manage and overcome a multitude of mental illnesses.
***If you’re struggling with mental health issues and think you might benefit from speaking to someone about your situation, we offer a FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION with one of our specialists to help you find the best way to move forward. You can book yours here
Spike in Sales of Sex toys Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis was last modified: April 2nd, 2020 by Dr Becky Spelman
Sex addiction is often written off as an indulgent behaviour and not as a real addiction. Because it's something that we all engage in, it's perceived as a poor excuse for lack of self-restraint. But there are consequences for being consumed by the act of sex. Like all addicts, the individual is s.....
Pornographic material has been with us for a very long time. It’s certainly not a modern concept. What has changed in recent generations is the way that’s it accessed. A mere twenty 25 years ago, if you wanted to ‘indulge’ in pornography, it meant taking a trip out of your way to buy it in e.....
Erectile dysfunction can be the source of much embarrassment for men. Sexual performance is so closely associated with masculinity that when there's an issue many men will refuse to discuss it. In fact, from a recent survey conducted, a third of men questioned said they had not told anyone about th.....