Peninsula gets frisky in lockdown

For those stuck at home during lockdown, or business owners that have seen their incomes disappear, it’s easy to get a little pent-up.

But one industry that’s doing very well in the current environment is the sex toy industry.

Popular adult store, Lovehoney, has launched an interactive Sex Map of Australia, revealing which locations like it hot down under, and the Peninsula is right up there!

The ‘map’ utilises a range of search and sales data from nearly 2,000 towns and suburbs to reveal each postcode’s sauciest secrets.

According to the data, the top three ‘sexiest’ locations on the Central Coast are Patonga, Woy Woy and Koolewong, with Patonga locals seeming to have a particular obsession with nurses, while Koolewong locals are among the top spenders of lingerie compared to their neighbours.

Lovehoney Australia Director, Rob Godwin, said the map helps champion sexual wellness and positivity across the country.

“2021 has been challenging for so many, with lockdowns and restrictions, but it’s been great to see that people are continuing to focus on self-care and their sexual wellness,” Godwin said.

It’s a trend that is being seen across the industry with Flirt Adult Store Woy Woy experiencing the same figures.

Store manager Nicole Cichra said the lockdown has positively impacted the local business.

“Lockdown has been tremendous, financially, for our business … it has allowed us to create more revenue in a shorter amount of time than we can do in years,” Cichra said.

“It’s amazing because people are staying at home and can explore their sexuality.

“There’s a stigma attached to sex toys and we are trying to break it down.

“Orgasms are fantastic for relieving stress which is why it is a great form of self-care, particularly in lockdown.”

Lovehoney’s interactive Sex Map for 2021 is now live and ready to be played with at:

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