Many business have suffered during lockdown, but the opposite has happened to the sex toy industry. Online sales of sex toys of all types have rocketed, but why? And what’s the link between sex toys, self-pleasure and mental health?
To answer our questions we’re joined in this episode by Julia Margo, COO of Hot Octopuss. Julia explains the research that links sexual pleasure with improved mental health, and how their focus on marginalised groups left behind by mainstream conversations makes a huge difference to peoples’ self-esteem.
We talk about why there needs to be less stigma around using sex toys, and why using them taps into the deep human need for pleasure, especially during times of stress and crisis.
We also chat about how Julia coped personally with running a sex toy business with three young children in the house, and why Becky still can’t watch a sex scene on TV without pulling her jumper over her head…
How to Cope is hosted by writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde. You can follow us on Twitter @_beckyhoward @lucysclyde @cope_podcast
Hot Octopuss: https://www.hotoctopuss.com/
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