Family Planning Launches Sex Shop

The Press 11 March 2009

Family Planning is hoping to create a buzz by selling vibrators on its website in a bid to top up Government funding. It has launched a web shop that sells condoms, lubricants, and vibrators. New Zealand Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond said the shop provided for those unable to buy the goods (such as those in rural areas or with disabilities) or for those who were too embarrassed.

“We are aware that there is a significant market for these products and that many people will appreciate the ease of access that a web shop offers.” Edmond said it was lucky to have ongoing Government contracts, but there was always the need for funding to provide additional programmes.