Adam & Eve has released the results of their annual poll revealing the age at which most Americans bought their first sex toy.
“While we’ve already revealed that over 50% of American adults (57% females versus 44% males) admit to owning a sex toy, it may surprise you to know the age when they bought their first one,” said a rep.
According to the survey, the majority (34%) of sex toy owners bought their first toy between the ages of 21 and 30, while 30% said they obtained their first “sexcessory” between age 18 and 20. Just over 13% of the respondents said they got their first sex toy when they were over 40. And 11% said they were 31 to 40 when they procured their first toy.
“I find it encouraging that nearly 64% of toy users acquire their first ones between ages 18 and 30,” said Dr. Jenni Skyler, resident sexologist at Adam & Eve. “And bravo to those who are just discovering the joy of sex toys over age 40.”
“As sex toys become more acceptable, adults from all walks of life are finding them easier to purchase and enjoy,” Skyler added.
The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.