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Sex toy sales surge spices up lockdown

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By Carole GUIRADO and Alexandra DEL PERAL

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pointing to the wider "porno-isation of society

Is this a good thing?

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"Traditional phalluses are in decline" makes this very related to Japan.

Plus Emma Watson!

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Cyndi Lauper's 'She Bop', anyone?

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Some people make money out of this business..Who cares about people's sex life??

Even Goverment makes good money out of this by taxing...

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Sofia (not her real name), a 29-year-old singleton in Paris, overcame her "psychological barrier" to sex toys when the first lockdown kicked in last March.

"Something clicked," she told AFP.

I'll bet it did.

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Dutch brand Biird offers a sex toy that doubles as a bedside lamp, ..........

What a good idea! If it could make a cup of tea or coffee in the morning it would be perfect.

Any other functions which you would like to add?

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Does this mean Japan is going to slap on an extra tax on these products?

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frank discussions of gay sex are even harder to come by.

Oh boy is that one a loaded sentence O_o

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Guilty. I purchased a sex machine and couple of phallic toys. I probably spent more than 1000 dollars total.

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"Inner Hoe Uprising" perfectly encapsulates the decline of western culture.

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Justasking:

Guilty. I purchased a sex machine and couple of phallic toys. I probably spent more than 1000 dollars total.

Wasntasking

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Pukey2Today  01:41 pm JST

Justasking:

Guilty. I purchased a sex machine and couple of phallic toys. I probably spent more than 1000 dollars total.

Wasntasking

You know there are mow AI sex robots that can talk, don't you?

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Inner Hoe Uprising" perfectly encapsulates the decline of western culture.

snorts

What, *women** discussing sex and enjoying their own and each others' bodies is leading to the "decline of Western culture?

Good. Because Western culture, built around men's sexual gratification and women's subjugation, needs a proper beating.

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A new low...

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The Womanizer toys are sold on Rakuten.

https://search.rakuten.co.jp/search/mall/womanizer/

Hmm. They aren't cheap, but you get what you pay for with vibrators.

Some branches of Don Quijote have an adult toys section, but the products are cheap and they are not the best designs - you need something hygienic without 'seams', and with decent battery power or a USB charge.

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The other day, a young woman was making a Zoom call, and forgot her sex toy could be seen on a shelf behind her. Careful where you put them.

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and forgot her sex toy

She also 'forgot' to wipe the bloody handprints off her door, also clearly in view. Very forgetful woman.

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It may satisfy some people but it's not natural fantasy.

And in Japan, most Japanese rather want to have their ear cleaned by cute maid than to be destructed by the sex toys.

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Have humans forgotten that they have tongues and other body vestiges?

By the way, Ma-Hu is refreshing with her/his comments.

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And in Japan, most Japanese rather want to have their ear cleaned by cute maid than to be destructed by the sex toys.

How very interesting. I wonder how many Japanese woman have this mimikaki fantasy?

As for being "destructed", you clearly haven't met the right toy yet. Treat yourself, go buy one, live a little, and maybe you can pleasure your partner as well as yourself one day.

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Sex toys for fun and profit. Why not use them in these dark days of isolation and lack of human contact. Breaking the taboo and bias about keeping one's sex life so private. Embrase it and perhaps you will find that your favorite toy is something you will see as such a goof friend. So basically I never met a dildo I didn't like !

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I wounder if any one at J news will undertake an article on the large increase sales of AA and AAA and C, D batteries, and how its affecting the presure on natural resources. I wounder how many people upgrade when buying these sex toys to rechargeable ones?

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Surprised that Japan'S TENGA wasn't mentioned in the article. Their ersatz vaginas are even sold from vending machines here.

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My GF buy sex toys and i don't see why people should not buy. It is an extension and it is fun.

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@Albert: If it is an extension cord and you are in the bath or shower, be careful.

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