Sex Toys in Supermarkets?

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OK, so Tesco and Sainsbury’s don’t *currently* have any plans to stock PULSE in the healthcare aisle; but could it happen one day, and should it?

The Daily Mail was outraged (as usual) earlier this year by the story of a mum who’s boycotting Boots after finding her son playing with a sex toy near the checkouts. And in the past week Superdrug has announced a new deal with Ann Summers to sell a selection of ‘sexcessories’, in order to ‘meet the demands of busy, modern women who want their beauty, cosmetic and sexual needs met all at once in one place‘.

Meanwhile, Fifty Shades of Grey is stacked to the ceilings in high street bookshops, last year becoming the bestselling book in Britain since records began, according to the Telegraph. Sex toys sales generally have shot up since the 50 Shades phenomenon (by 400% say Cosmopolitan).

Well, all we can say at Hot Octopuss is: if the high street is so kindly meeting all the needs of women, why not men (and couples) too? And why not in supermarkets? They already sell men’s magazines and erotica.

What do you think?

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Posted on Jan 21st, 2013 Uncategorized

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