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Markets  |  October 15, 2012 10:35:06

Czechs this erotic spend 1.3 billion crowns, estimate e-shops


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - According to estimates, this year, online retailers Czechs erotic spend 1.3 billion crowns, compared to last year, an increase of 21 percent. On Monday, the Association informed about bulk shopping portals.

Although many traditional sex shops facing outflow of customers, total interest in the purchase erotic products in the Czech Republic increased, which according to experts is mainly due to the massive increase in anonymous erotic goods purchases over the internet. "Based on previous sales, we estimate that this total volume of online sales, compared with last year, about a fifth higher. Would mean that the Czechs for buying erotic pay around 1.3 billion CZK," estimates representative portal BerSlevu.cz and spokesman for the Association of bulk shopping portals David Antić.

The biggest concern, he said customers showing a classic assortment. "These are mainly vibrators, handcuffs, cock rings, inflatable dolls or Ben Wa balls. During good price to sell hundreds of pieces," said a spokesman Antić.

Against this, on-line purchase of sexual services according to the Association of mass shopping portals for most customers is not too attractive.

"The consumer appetite for buying sex toys is the largest in autumn and winter. People do not have much space to travel, they are more at home, and are looking for new ideas to tangents of their sexual lives," says Antić, who also notes an interesting paradox: "It is known that sales companies selling sex aids grow in times of crisis and rising unemployment. Sex is simply one of the best cures for stress and long days without a workload. "

The popularity of sex toys grow abroad. According to available data, people around the world spend erotic converted about 170 billion per year. By 2020, this amount had increased to the experts to 1.3 billion crowns annually. For comparison, this amount would be possible to pay almost 70 percent of foreign debt over the Czech Republic.

Jan Soukup, soukupj@mediafax.cz

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