Less Sex, More Toys and the Future of Sexual Awareness in Asia

Lives of Tomorrow

18-08-2023 • 27分

Why is a sexual revolution happening in Asia-Pacific, and how is it impacting global sexual awareness? In this episode of Lives of Tomorrow, WGSN CEO Carla Buzasi is joined by Debbie Yong, WGSN’s Senior Strategist for Insight in APAC, to find out why. Beyond sexual awareness, Carla and Debbie talk about shifting attitudes towards marriage in the region, and the rapidly growing adult toy market.

Debbie is based in Singapore, and before moving into trend forecasting at WGSN, she worked as a journalist for most of her career, covering retail and consumer news, and spending time in Hong Kong, where she wrote about China and the region for global publications such as BBC Monitoring. One of her most recent forecasts at WGSN looks at the landscape of sexual awareness in APAC, and its global impact.

Key takeaways from the forecast include data on the billion dollar adult toy industry in China, an increased desire to explore sexuality in APAC, and why ageing populations and decreasing fertility rates are making authorities in the region rethink their approach to sex.

Debbie talks Carla through why there is an increased appetite to explore sexual desire in APAC, and why more people are seeking alternatives to marriage. Plus they explore what this increased consumer base means for brands in the space, and how they can engage and sustain relationships with consumers.

Learn more about WGSN forecasts here.