Canada's largest sex toy retailer reveals what we're spending our money on
A new study by one of Canada's largest sex toy retailers shows that Canadians are both kinky and old-school when it comes to the types of toys and accessories we're buying to enhance our sex lives. The Toronto-based company PinkCherry dishes about the racy things Canadians are purchasing for their bedrooms, including which cities buy the most sex toys.
Residents of Calgary, Regina and Sudbury bought the most toys and accessories from PinkCherry. The company also found that most Canadians clicked on its lingerie and bondage sections, so we can deduce that Canadians have pretty active imaginations when it comes to their sex lives.
So what are the top three most common purchases Canadians are making from the company that boasts the status of being the "largest online adult retailer in Canada"?
1. The Original Magic Wand / $70
When it comes to vibrators, Canadians eschew more modern designs for a total classic, The Original Magic Wand. And while its white and blue colouring kind of makes it look more like a strange gadget you'd find in your kitchen than like a sex toy, the glowing reviews promise it does the trick. One reviewer on the site Slutty Girl Problems sums up the Magic Wand experience nicely, calling it "the holy grail and Cadillac of vibrators, and an untamed beast who’s unrelating [sic] vibrations refused to be silenced or subdued."
However, another reviewer wrote, "The Hitachi is loud. It can definitely be heard through your door, and maybe even in the next room if your walls are thin, but it sounds more high pitched and electronic."
You've been warned!
2. Black furry handcuffs / $7
The furry handcuffs in black were also a top PinkCherry seller in Canada. While some reviewers on PinkCherry's product page rave about these handcuffs and how comfy the faux fur is on their wrists, others complain that the cuffs are too small for bigger wrists and that they break easily: "A bit small so if your wrists are very big you should probably continue looking."
Other users complain that the keys are just for show, and you can't, you know, actually keep someone prisoner (I think that's a good thing!). "My girlfriend got a little disappointed that it was possible to open them without the keys," writes one reviewer.
3. Water-based lube
PinkCherry statistics also show that lube is a big seller among Canadians. The rating for its water-based personal lube is overwhelmingly high.
One reviewer said, "A little more thick than most lubes but lasts longer, feels great, and the clean up was easy!" Another points out that you don't need to use much of this lube, and it seems to last forever.
Other popular items
Other popular items from PinkCherry's Top 200 Bestselling Sex Toys list include:
- This silicone bunny vibrator
- This ergonomically designed personal vibrator, The Womanizer
- An oral sex stimulator perfect for anyone spending V-Day solo
- Japanese silk bondage rope — more proof that Canadians are getting into soft-core kink
- The We-Vibe 4, a vibrator for couples
Who buys the most sex toys?
PinkCherry's study also released a list of which Canadian cities/towns bought the most sex toys:
- St. John's
- Richmond Hill
- Quebec City
- St. Catharines