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Sex Toy Study Shows America's Kinkiest Zip Codes

Wednesday Dec 6, 2017

When it comes to sex, cities might be getting too much of the credit! Sure, it's great to swipe on someone zero feet away, or imagine that life in New York or LA is nothing but non-committal hook-ups and endless orgasms. It turns out that's not always the case.

As a company that ships out over a million dildos, Ben Wa balls, lube, wands, harnesses, handcuffs, vibrating eggs, sex dolls and other toys each year, we're in a unique position to gauge America's secret desires. So in preparation for the holiday season, we decided to take a look at which zip codes we ship the most products to -- and which products they order the most of.

When we looked at the results we were shocked at what we found. When it comes to sex toys, the suburbs are where it's at.

While there are a few exceptions, it turns out that the zip codes that ordered the most sex toys weren't located in cities at all. Sure, New York's Chelsea neighborhood gets its fair share of action, as does Washington, LA and San Francisco. But while cities have retail outlets geared to sex, suburbs usually don't -- that's where we come in.

Many of our most-shipped to destinations -- the zip codes that ordered the largest and greatest variety of products -- were often on the outskirts of town, in quiet little hamlets with cookie cutter houses and picket fences. Bedroom communities, if you will, not only order the most sex toys per capita, they also order the most sex toys.

Below, America's ten sexiest suburbs and the most popular sex toy for each.

1. South Miami Beach, FL (33139)

Suburb of: Miami

Top Seller: Ball Stretcher

Maybe it's no surprise that South Beach would top the list -- the one-time home of Gianni Versace isn't exactly known for restraint. That said, maybe it should be known for ...restraints. While ball stretchers topped the list of the products we shipped most frequently, the boxes going to South Beach are full of bondage gear and toys for anal play.

2. Cedar Park, TX (78613)

Suburb of: Austin

Top Seller: Butt Plugs

The northern suburbs of Austin were a recurring theme on our list of top zip codes -- nearby Pluggerville, with it's love of cock rings, was only a few spots down on our most shipped to zips. Texas is one of our best-selling regions overall -- just don't tell sex toy foe Ted Cruz!

3. Chandler, AZ (85225)

Suburb of: Phoenix

Top Seller: Cuffs

Located on the outskirts of Phoenix, Chandler was named "Playful City" USA in 2016 for its abundance of parks and recreation. But a tech resurgence led by companies like Intel has brought a new crowd -- and with it, a seemingly insatiable desire for floggers and restraints.

4. Argyle, TX (76226)

Suburb of: Dallas

Top Seller: Nipple Clamps

Argyle and neighboring Grapevine, TX (76051) are just north of Dallas, but both are wealthy towns and big consumers of sex and fetish products. CNN Money once named Grapevine one of America's Best Places to Live -- and if the population is adventurous as their toy selection, we'd have to agree. (A little further south, the Dallas suburb of McKinney, TX (75050) hits our list at #20.)

5. Katy, TX (77494)

Suburb of: Houston

Top Seller: Cock Rings

The people of Katy, TX order almost as many sex toys as the residents of a similarly sized zip code in Washington DC. What gives? Well, for one, the suburbs don't have as many adult shops as a central city district, so there's a reliance on shipping. But for most working couples, it's hard to afford the square-footage needed for a dungeon in a city center. But on the outskirts of town, away from prying neighbors... ah, paradise.

6. Oak Harbor, WA (98277)

Suburb of: Seattle

Top Seller: Nipple Clamps

Located on Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor is known as a relative bastion of conservatism in the Seattle area, thanks to its Naval Base. Maybe that's why this suburb seems unusually taken with a different kind of discipline.

7. Wake Forest, NC (27587)

Suburb of: Raleigh

Top Seller: Large Dildo

The population of this Raleigh suburb has nearly doubled in the past twenty years, as the science-heavy "Research Triangle" of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has attracted new tech businesses and research institutions. Maybe that's why "Electro Sex" gel -- the gel used with e-stim products was the second most popular purchase -- after big dildos, of course. Ah, gotta love those mad scientists.

8. Clover, SC (29710)

Suburb of: Charlotte

Top Seller: Handcuffs

Clover straddles the NC border just outside of Charlotte. And we do mean straddles! For a small town, Clover can't get enough of top sellers like handcuffs and vibrators.

9. Virginia Beach, VA (23464)

Suburb of: Norfolk

Top Seller: Butt Plugs

What is it with beach towns and anal? Like Miami Beach (#1), Virginia Beach loves to anal toys, particularly "trainers." But it doesn't hurt that this zip code is sandwiched between two Naval Stations -- that's a lot to accommodate in a very tight area.

10. Parker, CO (80138)

Suburb of: Denver

Top Seller: Bed Restraints

This wealthy enclave outside Denver orders more than anywhere inside the Mile High city (though the nearby suburbs of Columbine and Broomfield also make strong showings). What binds them all together? Bed restraint systems and nipple clamps, it would seem.

Want to know how bigger cities stacked up? Below, a few of the most-shipped to neighborhoods in major metropolitan areas -- along with some of their sexiest suburbs.

5 Sexiest Urban Zip Codes

  • Judiciary Square, Washington DC (20001)

  • Belltown, Seattle (98121)

  • Chelsea, New York (10011)

  • Magnificent Mile, Chicago (60611)

  • SOMA, San Francisco (94107)

    5 Sexiest Suburbs of Big Cities:

  • New York - Hoboken, NJ (07030)

  • San Francisco - Santa Rosa, CA (95403)

  • San Jose - Morgan Hill, CA (95037)

  • Los Angeles - Long Beach, CA (90802)

  • Washington DC - Alexandria, VA (22304)


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