We name our pets, our private parts and now people have taken to naming their sex toys, including these best app-controlled vibrators , after the characters in Netflix's hit show Bridgerton.
The show, which has its fair share of saucy scenes, managed to fool Ashton Kutcher into thinking his wife Mila Kunis was watching a 'porno'. So it's only natural people want to bring their own piece of Bridgerton into the bedroom.
With sex toy purchases rising more than 593% hearts have been racing ahead of Valentine's Day - but it's not just the couples who are getting creative when it comes to naming their sex toys.
Netflix fans have chosen Lord (31%), Hastings (7%), and Tiger (20%) as some of the most popular sex toy names...
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What are the Top 10 TV-inspired sex toy names?
- Lord (31%) - The most popular choice for naming a vibrator or sex toy is after the 'head' (no deliberate pun intended) of the Featherington family. He has three daughters who are all on the marriage mart this year. But these sex toys won't be taking a back seat unless it's on the sofa or behind a newspaper.
- Tiger (20%) - After no other than Joe Exotic himself aka Tiger King - the American true crime documentary was streamed as television miniseries about the life of the zookeeper.
- Queen (18%) - surely not Her Majesty? It looks like Bridgerton's Queen Charlotte or The Crown has got everyone wanting to lie back and think of England by choosing this royal title.
- Daphne (13%) - A young beautiful woman on the look out for a husband, cue Bridgerton's Daphne - and after meeting a certain Duke, no wonder this name springs to mind.
- King (12%) - King George only makes a brief appearance in Bridgerton so it's likely to be the second choice in relation to Tiger King. ME-OW!
- Boris (10%) - Constant coronavirus updates on the news can only be blamed for this Prime Minister being on the list, surely?
- Baby (9%) - The Italian teen drama of the same name seems to have fans sucked in by this choice.
- Charles (8%) - Prince Charles might not be everyone's cup of tea but the name has hit the top 10. And Princess Diana's admission of "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” now takes on a whole different meaning.
- Hastings (7%) - It's the surname of the co-founder of the streaming service but more likely to have been picked after viewers fell in love with the Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton.
- Bear (6%) - There are many fictional bears that could be worthy of a mention but let's just think of it as something cute and cuddly.
Idealo’s Katy Phillips commented on the findings: "Often considered a taboo subject, sex is becoming a frequent topic of conversation, particularly with popular Netflix shows like Bridgerton and Married at First Sight influencing audiences to bring out their kinky side.
"We expect to see sales of sex toys to continue to rise as the nation stays apart from their other-halves and spends more time alone in their bedrooms.”
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The survey, carried out by price comparison site idealo quizzed 2,000 Brits to find out the nation’s favorite sex toys and Valentine’s Day bedroom plans.
Results show that vibrators are a firm favorite, keeping 60% of the nation entertained at home.
Meanwhile, Google searches have gone through the roof with many looking for answers on how to keep themselves entertained. Google search data reveals there are 2,600 monthly searches around “How to use a vibrator?”, an increase of 53%, 1,500 for “How to use a cock ring?” and 1,400 asking “How to use a dildo?”
As well as this, 1,500 are asking “How to give a good blow job?” and 2,400 people are searching for “Tips on phone sex” – up 61%.
And remember, naming your sex toy means it's the perfect excuse for blurting out the wrong name while getting sweet between the sheets! Phew!
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.
Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.
Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.
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