Sales of sex dolls have surged during coronavirus lockdown

Sales of sex dolls have surged during the coronavirus lockdown, with single men, women and couples all buying.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 8:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 8:35 pm

Leading retailer Sex Doll Genie says orders have spiked across the board in the last ten weeks as millions of people have found themselves with more time on their hands as the result of the pandemic lockdown.

Purchases by heterosexual couples are already up 33.2% year-on-year for April, with February and March also breaking previous sales records.

The site has seen demand from single males of all sexual orientations more than double, with a 51.6% increase in sales between February and March, while orders placed by single females grew 15.8% in the same period.

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Sales of sex dolls have rocketed.

The firm is the largest sex doll store in the world, with more than 2,600 premium, hand-crafted and made-to-order sex doll designs from 16 different brands.

Janet Stevensen, co-founder and CEO said: “We are seeing the sex doll industry go through a revolution during the COVID-19 pandemic with a huge increase in orders from both couples and male and single females.

“Couples who have been quarantined together seem to be much more open to trying something new after possibly experimenting more during the lockdown. We are also seeing more single men and women placing orders for the first time; we think this is because they view solo play as a safer alternative to dating apps like Tinder right now.”

“What we are seeing now is doll use is going mainstream with men and women both enthusiastic about bringing a doll into their bedroom.”