Online adult retailer PinkCherry.ca has compiled its annual list of the top sex toy purchases per capita across the country and the list has some unexpected results.
The company's CEO Dan Freedman says popular culture made a "monumental difference" in his industry.
"Obviously the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon kind of boosted everybody's business in sort of a light bondage-y way," said Freedman on CBC Radio's All Points West show on Vancouver Island. "You know, handcuffs and restraints and blind folds and that kind of thing."
He says celebrities like Oprah and Dr. Laura Berman discussing sex toys in front of a large audience has also made people more "adventurous."
Lastly, Freedman says another trend is "premium products."
"People are starting to realize that they want to pay extra money to get more body-friendly products," he said. "The market is definitely going upscale."
Twelve B.C. cities made it to the top 25 of the list of Canada's "sexiest" cities, according to the online adult retailer.
To listen to the full interview with Dan Freedman, along with a few reactions from Colwood and Victoria residents, click on the audio labelled: B.C.'s sexiest cities
Here are the top 25 sexiest cities in Canada based on sales at PinkCherry:
1. Kentville, N.S.
2. Colwood, B.C.
3. Fort McMurray, Alta.
4. Grande Prairie, Alta.
5. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.
6. Cold Lake, Alta.
8. Terrace, B.C.
9. Truro, N.S.
10. Corner Brook, N.L.
11. Dawson Creek, B.C.
12. New Glasgow, N.S.
13. Spruce Grove, Alta.
14. Whistler, B.C.
15. Saugeen Shores, Ont.
16. Nelson, B.C.
17. View Royal, B.C.
18. Courtenay, B.C.
19. Williams Lake, B.C.
20. Thompson, Man.
21. Fredericton, N.B.
22. Parksville, B.C.
23. Fort St. John, B.C.
24. Gander, N.L.
25. Salmon Arm, B.C.Suggest a correction