The Best Way to Beat Those Recession Blahs posted an article yesterday about the ways that some folks are dealing with the current economic climate: sex toys!

Of course, this isn’t news to us. We’ve spoken with lots of people who say that although they can’t take their sweetie to Hawaii this year, they still want to find a way to bring a little romance home. Or maybe they’re looking for a sexy surprise that won’t break the bank. Instead of a $1000 necklace, lots of them come to us for vibrators or other fun toys.

That’s because the return on your investment is a lot higher. Think about it- even a $125 vibrator (and there are lots that cost less than that) will bring you hours of pleasure. If you break it down to dollars per hour, it’s a lot less than Netflix. Even before they raised their prices.

People spend a lot of money in order to have sex- dinner, drinks, parking, babysitters, clothes, makeup, etc. So it’s sort of amazing how many of them resist a $15 or $20 bottle of lube. To be honest, I think it’s a question of misplaced priorities. Have one less drink at that restaurant and get some Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant instead. Trust me- the positive effect on your sex life will make it more than worth it.

Not to mention that sex toys will make a staycation a lot more fun. Just sayin’.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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