Coronavirus: Amidst Lockdown Indians Stock up on Condoms, Sex Toys, Massive Sales Witnessed
GUWAHATI: In order to check the spread of Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 24, declared a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from midnight of the same day.
Immediately after the PM’s announcement, people rushed to the stores to stock up on essentials. While many purchased rice, wheat, pulses, vegetable and hygiene products, many rushed to the pharmacies to stock up on not just medicines and masks but condoms as well.
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hance to save the world by just sitting at home and doing nothing. So they have taken the challenge up responsibly. With the normal hectic schedules, one never got enough time to spend with their significant other but now people are making the most of the lockdown.
There has been a sudden increase in the sale of condoms in India since the past 10 days. According to a report in The Hindustan Times, in the past week, many retailers have seen sales surge by nearly 25%-50%. Reports also suggest that sale of sex toys have equally increased since the outbreak hit India.
It has also been reported that one of the largest porn sites in the world, Pornhub revealed that their worldwide traffic to the site increased by 11.6%. The website has roughly 120 million visitors on a regular day but now almost 134 million people are getting their fix on a daily basis.
The website also offered free premium content for Italy, France and Spain and saw above-average increases of 57%, 38.2% and 61.3%, respectively for these countries. They even came up with a new section titled Covid-19 content, where people have sex wearing face masks.