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Online retailer has reported a 27% increase in sales in the last 3 months and is putting it down to the credit crunch. claims Brits aren’t tightening their belts but literally ripping them off as they have taken to spicing things up at home -an activity far cheaper than outings to bars, clubs and restaurants.

A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP revealed that meals out and trips to the local would be the first luxuries to go, swiftly followed by holidays and weekend breaks.

With these stress busters out of the window it seems we are turning to the cheapest and best form of fun available, sex.

“We are gob smacked by the upturn in sales while everyone else seems to be suffering, says Monique Carty, spokesperson for We’ve especially noticed that the percentage of couples toys has risen, showing that people are buying for play with their partners and not for use on their own.”

This also confirms a recent story that claimed Britain is heading for a baby boom due to the credit crunch. It claimed that sales at Mothercare were up 20.7% for the first 3 months in 2008 and Mamas and Papas saw a 46% increase in maternity wear.


For further information please contact Monique Carty at on Tel: 08451 662 805 or email

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