OK so if you were in the NHL (or just a huge fan) and on a lockout with no end in sight, what would you do with your time? Apparently the majority of them do the hanky pany with their significant others, because ever since the lockout began Canada has seen a substantial increase in the sale of sex toys

In and around Alberta, Canada, sex toy retailers claim a 15% increase in the sale of erotic toys, games, guides and lingerie, which they are attributing to the lockout:

We’d be gearing up for [NHL hockey] now, but there’s nothing, so I guess we need to find some better ways to spend our time, Vinay Morker, owner of Hush Lingerie and More in Edmonton said.

Other sex toy shop owners have cited similar increases in their products.

However, the rise could also be due to other factors:

On the other hand, maybe the rise in sales is simply part of a larger trend in consumer spending habits. In May, sex toy sales were projected to skyrocket on a global scale, with some experts crediting the bad economy.


At a time when unemployment is high, Stefan Dallakian, owner of Paris Intimates said, and bank account balances are low, people are passing the time by getting busy.

What do you contribute the rise in sales to?

[Huffington Post]