New York, Aug 23 (ANI): Despite the on going recession, sales of sex toys have gone up both online and in stores.
From Web behemoth Amazon to Brooklyn boutique store Shag, sales of an increasing range of sexual accessories are on the rise.
“Everyone says thank God you opened – it’s about time,” the New York Daily News quoted Sam Bard, 36, who co-founded Shag in Williamsburg last December, as saying.
“Each month’s been better than the last,” she said.
The “sexy shop” sells everything from vintage handcuffs to body paints and hosts sex-themed events like “introductory lessons in rope-bondage”.
Bard believes the recession helped the business, which opened on Roebling St. for rent considered low for the gentrified neighbourhood.
“More couples are staying at home to save money, so rather [than] spending 150 dollars on a one-time dinner, they will spend the same amount for toys that will continue to be used indefinitely,” she said. Read full story from publisher