It seems as if there is more action going on in Canada without the current hockey season than if they were playing. Retailers in Alberta, Canada says that sales of sex toys are way up due to the lack of hockey action going on in the ice filled country.
Vinay Morker, owner of Hush Lingerie and More in Edmonton, told the Toronto Sun:
“We’d be gearing up for [NHL hockey] now, but there’s nothing, so I guess we need to find some better ways to spend our time.” .
Morker says his sales of sex toys, sex games, sexual guides and lingerie have gone up 15 per cent since October.
Hal Roseberg, who owns Edmonton’s Tease Adult Boutique, told the paper that he’s noticed a similar spike in business. He has had to double his stock of lingerie, videos and sex toys to accomodate the demand.
“I suppose that’s one of the other reasons it’s as busy as it is — there’s no hockey.”
Other countries have similar statistics when they are struck by what seems like disasters hit. After a major power outage or storm hospitals tend to see a sharp rise in births nine months later.
Some experts credit a bad economy with the increase in sex toy sales. While most extraciriccular activities cost lots of money, sex tends to be free or require a minimal investment.
Stefan Dallakian, owner of Paris Intimates, told CNBC:
“At a time when unemployment is high, and bank account balances are low, people are passing the time by getting busy.”