And in D.C., Russwin Francisco, who owns an adult novelty shop called Bite the Fruit in Dupont Circle, said he is planning to stock up on “couple toys” in preparation for a steamy summer.
During the pandemic, his online store benefited from burgeoning interest in solo sex toys. He expects the end of the pandemic in D.C. to draw foot traffic back into his store and generate excitement for products meant for couples.
“It’s Hot Vax Summer, so we fully anticipate that people will begin to relax a little bit more, give themselves more permission to explore relationships or be more fluid in their committed relationships,” he said. “Maybe they’ll visit a sex shop or two and pick up some toys to spice up their bedroom life.”