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  • Adult toys gain wider acceptance
  • Adult toys gain wider acceptance
    Todd Mecklem (2013) ©

Adult toys gain wider acceptance

When Fifty Shades of Grey was first published in 2012 it opened up a whole new market for the sex toy industry. But with the film adaption hitting screens over Valentine's Day weekend, adult products are moving from sex-orientated websites to mainstream retailers.



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