Canada. Hockey. What’s the difference, right? You think of one, you think of the other. The country is going through serious withdrawals right now with the loss of the NHL season due to a lockout. What is a land with a population of 34 million supposed to do? Get kinky.
Jing Tinglers, Who Wompers and Flu Floopers are selling like crazy in America’s attic, according to some local retailers. Oh, those are sex toys based on names from Dr Seuss children’s books. Yeah, that’s not at all creepy.
“We’d be gearing up for (NHL hockey) now but there’s nothing so I guess we need to find some better ways to spend our time!” said Vinay Morker, owner of the Hush Lingerie and More boutique, while at Edmonton’s Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show Saturday.
“When Oilers fans, mostly guys, have to break their routine of seeing every game, they have more time,” Morker said. “And there’s nothing better than spending it with your spouse or girlfriend.”
One retailer isn’t completely sold on the hockey correlation, and believes colder weather has to do with it.
Hal Roseberg, owner of Tease Adult Boutique in Edmonton, said he saw a similar leap in business this year, which he usually attributes to an influx of cold weather.
Whatever the reason is, Canadiens like to get freaky with their Wocket in their pocket.