News

Hervey Bay is a hot spot for adult products

HERVEY Bay has been outed as one of the most sex-loving cities in Queensland after a website selling adult products released data showing where its merchandise was being purchased.

Hervey Bay was fourth on the list of most sales in Queensland, beaten only by Gladstone, Townsville and Gympie when it came to the purchase of adult items from adult products website Lovehoney.

About $750,000 was spent on products from the website across Queensland in the past year.

"In the last 12 months, Lovehoney's Australian site sold more sex products than the company's US site has sold in the last five years," a spokesman from Lovehoney's Brisbane office said.

The Bay beat out the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba on the raunchy list.

Speaking to the Courier Mail, Rob Goodwin from Lovehoney said the raunchy novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were responsible for a shift in attitude when it came to the purchase of adult products and toys.

"Whips, bondage gear and handcuffs suddenly were brought into the open," he said.

Chad Daly from Hervey Bay adult shop Fantasy Dreams agreed that Fifty Shades of Grey had put a positive light on the sex toy industry.

But he felt the influence of the book might have run its course and it was yet to be seen if the movie version would have a similar effect.

Mr Daly said his shop wasn't feeling the effects of the reported sex toy sale boom but, on a whole, the business wasn't doing too badly.

"It's like any business, you have good days and bad days," he said.

Topics:  adult shop, hervey bay, sex



What we can't get enough of on the Fraser Coast

Fraser Island - Wanggoolba creek at Central Station.Photo: Alistair Brightman

What do you love about living on the Fraser Coast?

What's On: Celebration at kindergarten on Fraser Coast

There will be more than 300 prizes up for grabs

Advisor to stay with Fraser Coast council another week

New Fraser Coast Regional Council sworn in - (L) Denis Chapman, James Hansen, David Lewis, Anne Maddern, Daniel Sanderson, Mayor Chris Loft, Rolf Light, George Seymour, Paul Truscott, Stuart Taylor and Darren Everard. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Advisor Terry Brennan was planned to finish on Friday, September 30.

Local Partners

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E13: You Know My Steez review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Restaurants soon to be announced at new Gunalda servo

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

Which business would you like to see open in the new centre?

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.