Adam & Eve Ask What Age People Bought Their First Sex Toy

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.—Top adult retailer Adam & Eve/ has released more results from its annual survey of Americans, this month revealing the age at which most people bought their first sex toy.

While the survey had already revealed that over 50 percent of American adults (57 percent females vs. 44 percent males) admit to owning a sex toy, the age when they bought their first one may surprise some.

According to the survey, the majority (34 percent) of sex toy owners bought their first toy between the ages of 21 and 30, while 30 percent said they obtained their first “sexcessory” between age 18 and 20. Just over 13 percent of the respondents said they got their first sex toy when they were over 40, and 11 percent said they were 31 to 40 when they procured their first one. Additionally, nearly 12 percent of the respondents admitted they bought their first sex toy under the age of 18.

“I find it encouraging that nearly 64 percent of toy users acquire their first ones between ages 18 and 30,” said Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve. “And bravo to those who are just discovering the joy of sex toys over age 40. As sex toys become more acceptable, adults from all walks of life are finding them easier to purchase and enjoy.”

“Adam & Eve carries a wide variety of adult toys and provides discreet billing and shipping, as well as a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee,” noted Chad Davis, director of marketing for Adam & Eve.

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.

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