Cotton On's sex toy move sparks bizarre backlash

Asia's Tech News Daily

Cotton On's sex toy move sparks bizarre backlash

Years ago buying a sex toy meant ducking into an adult shop incognito and emerging with your purchase in a brown paper bag.

Today, things couldn’t be more different with mainstream retailers like The Iconic, Priceline and now Cotton On all selling a range of sex toys.

Go on Instagram and you’ll find influencers spruiking their favourite vibrators — Abbie Chatfield even has one named after her.

Cotton On announced it would be selling a range of sex toys and vibrators via its online store in February.

Cotton On's sex toy move sparks bizarre backlash

The Cotton On website makes sure no one can accidentally stumble onto the page.

But it was posts to the brand’s Instagram and Facebook on Wednesday that drew ire from some shoppers.

Featuring two photos of its sex toy range the caption on Facebook read: “Treat yourself. Text your BFF. Yes, we’re serious.”

In the comments on Facebook and Instagram, the vast majority of shoppers applauded Cotton On for its “destigmatising” post on sex toys.

“Such a good idea! Self pleasure shouldn’t be a taboo subject. Good job Cotton On,” one commented.

“Well hello Cotton On,” another pleased customer remarked.

“Not only my fav clothes to wear every dam day, now this,” another commented on Instagram. “Yasssss Cotton On.”

Cotton On's sex toy move sparks bizarre backlash

There's a lot of pearl-clutching in the Cotton On comments.

It shouldn’t be surprising that adult shoppers can buy adult sex toys from a retailer whose primary target market is adults, but some customers still took issue with Cotton On selling them and then advertising them on Facebook.

“My 14-year-old has got you on her Instagram and more than likely would have seen these along with many other teenagers,” one mum wrote.

“I think it’s a terrible move to sell this under your brand where children’s/youth items are sold.

“I’m all for sexuality and purchasing these products if it’s what you like but as an adult not teen.”

Others agreed, saying it was “seriously ridiculous” that a store that sold children and teenager clothing also sold X-rated toys.

“My 10-year-old daughter loves shopping at Cotton On!” one concerned mum wrote.

“A shop that sells kids clothes shouldn’t sell this stuff,” another shopper claimed.

Other customers leaped to Cotton On’s defence, dismissing the concerns as “pearl clutching”.

“People complaining how this will be seen by kids etc yet haven’t noticed it already being out for a while till they posted,” another said.

“️Healthy sexuality shouldn’t be a taboo topic but an opportunity for valuable life lessons and safety.”

News.com.au has contacted Cotton On for comment.

Cotton On’s range of sex toys and vibrators are only available via its website under its “self love” section.

Before shoppers can view the retailer’s sex toy collection, which includes Abbie’s Vush vibrator, they must click “yes” in response to a question asking if they are “sure you’re comfortable” as “the following pages contain sex-related products and sexual wellness information”.

Although he retailer sells clothes for children and teenagers, its primary target market is adults aged 18 to 30.

Cotton On’s decision to stock sex toys was met with a “huge positive response”, the brand told the Daily Telegraph in February.

“We invite everyone to explore what self love and pleasure means to them. We know it’s personal,” a Cotton On Body spokesperson said.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Aquário

© Personare Aquário É preciso aprimorar conhecimento e cuidar do corpo. O trânsito do Sol em seu signo encontra o de Mercúrio, podendo evidenciar o lado carismático da sua personalidade, ... Read more »

Sagitário

© Personare Sagitário Busque aprimorar a qualidade da informação e difundir conhecimento. Com a entrada do Sol no setor da comunicação, sua capacidade dialógica pode ganhar força, contribuindo com a ... Read more »

Grávida, Bárbara Evans inicia tratamento contra ansiedade

© Fornecido por Instafamosos Grávida, Bárbara Evans inicia tratamento contra ansiedade (Foto: Reprodução/Instagram) Bárbara Evans, de 30 anos, usou suas redes sociais na última quarta-feira (12) para revelar aos seguidores ... Read more »

Libra

© Personare Libra A popularidade pode beneficiar suas relações de forma geral, dada a sua capacidade de escuta e diálogo. Prazeres intelectuais tendem a tomar corpo com o ingresso do ... Read more »

Virgem

© Personare Virgem Eleva-se sua produtividade e a rotina pode ficar mais dinâmica. A entrada do Sol na área da saúde tende a sugerir período em que sua vitalidade se ... Read more »

Kéfera se choca com ganho de peso após festas de fim de ano: “Comendo sem limites”

© Fornecido por Instafamosos Kéfera se choca com ganho de peso após festas de fim de ano: “Comendo sem limites” (Foto: Reprodução/Instagram) Gente com a gente, Kéfera apareceu nas redes ... Read more »

Áries

© Personare Áries Procure se abrir às parcerias, pois as pessoas tendem a lhe apresentar propostas interessantes. O Sol ingressa no setor de amizades e encontra Mercúrio, podendo despertar fraternidade ... Read more »

Dieta mediterrânea é eleita a mais saudável do mundo pelo 5º ano seguido

© Fornecido por Revista Menu Alimentos que fazem parte da dieta mediterrânea (Foto: iStock) A revista U.S. News & World Report elegeu, pelo quinto ano seguido, a dieta mediterrânea como ... Read more »

Shaper sofre acidente fatal no Novo Campeche (SC)

© Fornecido por Hardcore O surfista e shaper, Vanderlei Afonso, de 43 anos, sofreu um acidente fatal após bater a cabeça no fundo de areia na Praia do Novo Campeche ... Read more »

Escorpião

© Personare Escorpião Procure dar valor ao intercâmbio de pensamento com o entorno, pois boas ideias e acordos importantes podem surgir. O Sol ingressa no setor da família e encontra ... Read more »

7 dicas para iniciar e manter o foco no jejum intermitente

© Freepik Freepik O jejum intermitente é uma prática que ganhou força nos últimos anos entre pessoas que desejam reduzir seus índices de gordura corporal. Além da perda de peso, ... Read more »

Uso de máscara não afeta desempenho durante exercícios, diz estudo

© Pixabay É um mito que uso de máscara durante o exercício físico seria prejudicial Pixabay O uso de máscara de proteção durante exercícios físicas tem sido discutido desde o ... Read more »

Fases da lua: qual a melhor para o amor, cortar cabelo e começar dieta?

© Fornecido por Instafamosos Fases da lua: qual a melhor para o amor, cortar cabelo e começar dieta?. Foto: Pixabay A Lua, satélite da Terra, possui quatro fases cíclicas, rítmicas ... Read more »

Peixes

© Personare Peixes Mercúrio em conjunção pode nutrir sua capacidade de raciocínio, contribuindo com a articulação de ideias no processo de superação. O setor de crise recebe o trânsito do ... Read more »

Nearly home: Teen pilot lands in Germany on global flight

On Location: January 19, 2022 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press EGELSBACH, Germany — Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford landed in Germany on Wednesday on the penultimate ... Read more »

“Wijmaken de opera die Bach nooitschreef”

Johann Sebastian Bach schreef passies en vele cantates, maar nooit eenopera. Misschien omdat hij niet wilde, misschien omdat hij er niet aan toekwam. Zonde, vinden regisseur en directeur van Opera2Day ... Read more »

Niemand biedt vraagprijs voor Villa Aurora in Rome met Caravaggio op hetplafond

De zestiende-eeuwse Villa Aurora in Rome heeft de enige plafondschildering die Caravaggio ooit heeft gemaakt. Er zijn ook nog plafonds met the fresco van debarokschilder Guercino. Het eigendom ligt op ... Read more »

Price increases mean that Dutch households average less than € 40 each month

Dutch households and families will spend an average of € 40 a month this year as a result of rising prices, according to new figures from the National Institute for ... Read more »

Airbnb wants someone to live in restored Sicily home rent-free for a year

Photo credit: Airbnb Need a fresh start? Airbnb is looking for an 'adventurer with a passion for hospitality' to live rent-free in a restored Sicilian home for one year — ... Read more »

American fashion journalist André Leon Talley (73) passed away

American fashion journalist André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73. Talley was, among other things, creative director at the American fashion magazine Vogue for many years and ... Read more »

Australian Open 2022: Kiwi Michael Venus and doubles partner Tim Puetz through to second round; fellow Kiwi Erin Routliffe out early

Day three of the Australian Open is here, with big names Ash Barty, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka in action. Top seeds through in early session Big names in both ... Read more »

Tonga eruption: Images appear to show most of Atatā island wiped out by tsunami

By RNZ New images appear to show the majority of structures on the Tongan island of Atatā have been wiped out after a tsunami and volcanic eruption last week. The ... Read more »

My baby screeches like a banshee and my heart melts. What have I become?

Photograph: Cavan Images/Getty Images Uh oh, it has happened. I have officially turned into that person. You know who I mean: the adult who seems oblivious to the fact that ... Read more »

Focus Live: All your questions answered about child vaccines

Health experts answer NZ Herald viewer questions about the child Covid-19 vaccine. Video / NZ Herald Read more »

New York attorney general says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

The New York attorney general’s office today told a court that its investigators had uncovered evidence that Former US President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to ... Read more »

Racing: Howler barrier draw gives Wolverine rough ride to glory in $1m Karaka Million

For the second year running jockey Leith Innes will have to pull off the perfect ride to secure Karaka Million glory, but this time it will be on a horse ... Read more »

Tracking Joe Biden's first-year progress delivering on promises

During his first year in office, US President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding US alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America ... Read more »

Concerns of oil supply disruption as commentators say $3 per litre fuel to become the norm

By Leah Tebbutt of RNZ Unrest in the Middle East is stoking fears of an oil supply disruption while New Zealand has seen an all-time average price high of $2.52 ... Read more »

Driver responsible for Arrowtown teen Allanah Walker's death lodges appeal

The woman responsible for the death of Arrowtown teenager Allanah Walker is appealing against her sentence. Tully Robinson (22), of Queenstown, was speeding, driving on the wrong side of the ... Read more »

“Vesmet” Collectivan Kunsthaus Zurich Escalert debate

De nieuwbouw van het Kunsthaus aan de Heimplatzin Zurich Opened in October. De hermetischearchitectuur van David Chipperfield herbergt een van de meest waardevolle en omstreden collecties terweld. Wapenfabrikant Emil Bührle ... Read more »

Stratford Press editor visits the Taranaki spots that made the NZ Herald list

Taranaki isn’t just the sunniest region in New Zealand, it is also home to several top-10 spots for the key ingredients of the perfect summer holiday. This month, the National ... Read more »

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki appeals remand decision after alleged bail breach

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has reportedly filed an appeal against the decision to be remanded in custody. Tamaki was arrested at his Auckland home yesterday morning for allegedly breaching ... Read more »

Best mood boosting products to lift your spirits this Blue Monday

Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year – so here’s a few small buys to cheer up your day. (Getty Images) Yahoo Life’s editors ... Read more »

Antique carriage damaged in Kerikeri crash; horses unhurt

Neither horses nor humans suffered more than minor injuries but a historic carriage has been badly damaged in an accident near Kerikeri. The antique cart, pulled by a pair of ... Read more »

Robbery at South Auckland jewellery store

Footage of robbery at the Christies Watches and Jewellery at Hunters Plaza in Auckland's Papatoetoe show display cases smashed open and glass littering the shop floor. Video / Supplied Read more »

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Labour Party Auckland MP Shanan Halbert harassed getting vaccination

Northcote MP Shanan Halbert is among many people who were accosted at vaccination centres by people protesting against Covid vaccination for children. And he’s fielding messages from his constituents, unsettled ... Read more »

Tauranga drug dealer sentenced to four years jail for dealing methamphetamine and cannabis

A Tauranga gang member convicted of a raft of offences ranging from supplying methamphetamine to strangling a woman has been sentenced in the Tauranga District Court. The man, 42, whose ... Read more »

Robbery at the Christies Watches and Jewellery in Papatoetoe

Footage of robbery at the Christies Watches and Jewellery at Hunters Plaza in Auckland's Papatoetoe show display cases smashed open and glass littering the shop floor. Video / Supplied Read more »

Tonga eruption: Images from New Zealand Defence Force show island covered in ash

New images taken during a Royal New Zealand Air Force reconnaissance flight to Tonga shows the Pacific nation blanketed in ash. Yesterday, Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion left ... Read more »

Wellington wins $1million in global competition to tackle climate change with technology

A digital recreation of Wellington which aims to educate people about climate change is one of 15 innovative initiatives to be awarded US$1 million in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Wellington ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic