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“Oh, and one of those please” – Lovehoney expands into another mainstream pharmacy chain


Lovehoney has added another mainstream pharmacy chain to its list of stockists following an agreement it has signed with Republic of Ireland-based McCauley Health and Beauty Pharmacy. The retailer is now selling 15 sexual wellness products aimed at couples and singles exploring their sexual wellness, including vibrating love rings, bullets, G-spot and finger vibrators, Kegel balls and lubricants, which can be ordered online at McCauley.ie

Lovehoney lines are already stocked in UK mainland pharmacy chains Boots, Superdrug, and Lloyds, and although the pandemic has had a devastating impact on many businesses, the Bath-based firm has reported a huge surge in demand for its products. Sarah Poole, national account manager at Lovehoney, commented: “The Covid crisis has sparked a big boom in sex toy sales. In fact, it’s one of the biggest we’ve seen in recent times. We’ve seen a major shift in bedroom behaviour in the last eight months with lots of new customers coming to the market for the first time and looking to experiment with sex toys.”

She continued: “We’re excited to boost our presence in the pharmacy category in response to this surge in demand with this new range at McCauley Pharmacy. The products are aimed at couples and singles alike who are new to the sexual wellness category and are looking to spice things up in the bedroom, helping them pick up some of our most popular products at competitive prices while they are stocking up on bathroom and beauty essentials.”

Jackie Kelly, trading director at McCauley’s, said: “Even though research has shown that a healthy sex life can lead to improved self-confidence and allow you to have greater knowledge on your intimate health, people still find it a difficult subject to talk about. Through stocking Lovehoney products at McCauley Pharmacy, we are trying to make it easier to have this important conversation, as well as making it easier to access content and knowledge so customers can feel more comfortable exploring their own sexual wellbeing. Sexual wellbeing is an important but often complex part of human nature and we are hoping to make it a little less intimidating for our customers.”