Pink Cherry names Kentville, N.S. and Colwood, B.C. Canada's 'sexiest' cities

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.

Pop culture phenomenons like Fifty Shades of Grey and Oprah have made Canadians more... adventurous

PinkCherry.ca's CEO says the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon has boosted sales (Universal Pictures)

Would you call Kentville, N.S. the sexiest city in Canada? What about Colwood, B.C. or Fort McMurray, Alta?

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.

7. Victoria

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.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.