Who buys a vibrator every payday?

Angus Kidman 16 November 2017 NEWS

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Almost 3% of Australians are seeking a regular buzz, apparently.

I am totally not here to judge. If you're after adult products, I thoroughly recommend our selection of coupon codes so you can save money while you enjoy yourself, and others. But I remain slightly astounded by a survey which suggests that some Australians make a purchase from an adult store every single payday.

Online retailer Adulttoymegastore conducted a survey of 100 of its customers in September, and found that 2.91% of them purchase a sex toy every time they get paid. Even allow for the small survey size and the fact that many of us only get paid once a month, that's a lot of, ahem, devices.

But before you write off that market segment as "lonely perverts" or Pokémon GO weirdos, consider this: amongst those customers, the most common reason for purchase was to "spice things up in the bedroom with their partner". That was picked by 35.29% of people in the survey.

And multiple purchases aren't the norm, with 38.73% of people saying that when they used the site it was their first time buying an adult toy. Buying once or twice a year was the next most popular choice (37.86%).

I don't feel remotely qualified to offer suggestions on how to best choose your next adult toy. But I will recommend making sure you make the purchase using a rewards credit card, so you can maximise your points as well as your pleasure.

Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears regularly on finder.com.au.

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