Poll Examines Sex Toy Buying Frequency

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.— Adam & Eve has returned this month with more information on sex toy habits, announcing the results of their annual poll that reveals how often people purchase a sex toy. 

According to Adam & Eve, "the numbers may surprise you."

While nearly 44% of those polled (50% of the males vs. 38% of the females) said their never buy sex toys, 41% of the respondents (35% of the males and 47% of the females) said they purchase one toy a year. Nearly 12% of those surveyed (12% of the males and nearly 12% of the females) said they purchased adult toys a few times a year, and almost 3% said they bought sex toys several times a year.

“You can definitely have a favorite sex toy,” says Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve. “Many people find a toy they like and that works well for them and they are perfectly content. Others prefer a variety depending on setting or mood… or they are still searching for ‘the one’ that answers all their needs.”

“Adam & Eve carries a wide variety of adult toys for every comfort level,” says Chad Davis, director of marketing for Adam & Eve. “Because there are so many different types of toys at all different price points, I encourage new toy buyers to try out smaller sized or less expensive types first to see what works for them. Adam & Eve is constantly promoting great offers with up to 50% off many items as well.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third-party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.

For more information about Adam & Eve, visit their website,