GVR Report cover U.S. Sexual Wellness Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Sexual Wellness Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Sex Toys, Condoms, Personal Lubricants), By Distribution Channels (E-Commerce, Retailers), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-261-7
  • Number of Pages: 74
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The U.S. sexual wellness market size was valued at USD 10.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.67% from 2022 to 2030. The market is anticipated to exhibit lucrative growth in the coming years due to the rising prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV infection. Increasing government initiatives and NGOs participating in promoting the use of contraceptives is expected to boost the market growth. The increasing childbearing population of women in the U.S. and ease of online shopping and e-commerce are expected to further facilitate the sales of sexual wellness products. The NYC Health Department recommended masturbation as the safest form of sexual activity to minimize contact with others and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

U.S. sexual wellness market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Since the pandemic has reduced the stigma around masturbation, an increasing number of customers in the country are opting for various sex toys to improve their sexual experience. The stigma attached to sexual activities & experimenting is reducing due to liberalization and growing acceptance of homosexuality. Sex-positive movements have helped clear the stereotypes related to gender, age, and social construct of people. The banks and investors who were reluctant to fund ventures in sexual wellness products are now investing in this space.

In recent times, the stereotypical perception has witnessed some change and angel investors are also increasingly investing with manufacturers. For instance, in March 2021, PLBY Group, Inc. spent USD 25 million to buy a TLA acquisition firm that sold sex toys through a subsidiary. Major brands in the U.S. market for sexual wellness are expected to witness lucrative demand due to the growing use of sex toys among both men and women.

COVID-19 U.S. Sexual Wellness Market Impact: 7.42% decline in market growth from 2020 to 2021

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

COVID-19 pandemic has positively impacted the U.S. sex toys market. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has compelled people to self-isolate or stay indoors at home and practice self-care as well as self-pleasure activities. People are choosing to use sexual wellness products and sex toys to satisfy their sexual requirements during the pandemic.

Post-COVID-19, the sexual wellness market is further expected to grow. The reopening of markets will boost the market growth. The demand for sex toys and condoms normalized during the second half of 2020.

The restriction on stores & merchandisers during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in E-commerce being the only option for purchasing sexual wellness products. The Pandemic has resulted in a huge surge in E-commerce as a distribution channel for sexual wellness products.

The reopening of markets will propel the growth of stores & mass merchandisers.  E-Commerce will continue to have strong demand due to the convenience & being a better option than purchasing in public.

 

U.S. government is also taking initiatives towards sexual wellness by promoting safe sex, further propelling the growth of the market. For instance, in June 2020, the New York health department started a home delivery service called “Door 2 Door” to promote the practice of safe sex. The service provides the delivery of condoms, lubricants, and HIV tests via an online platform.

Product Insights

The U.S. sexual wellness market has been segmented into sex toys, condoms, and personal lubricants. Sex toys held the largest share of the product segment. Liberalization and an increasing number of individuals embracing their sexuality have led both young women and men to experiment and explore. Adult vibrators are now a part of mainstream personal care products to promote healthy sexual lives. Increased spending capacities and improved standard of living in developing economies are expected to drive the U.S. sexual wellness market growth during the forecast period.

The condom market in the U.S. is positively impacted by changing lifestyles and the increasing trend of having multiple sex partners. Thus, there has been an increase in condom use for pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention. Sex education, ethnicity, and sexual orientation are some of the key factors, which impact the usage of condoms in the U.S. among people aged between 15 and 44. The condom segment is further divided into male and female condoms.

The personal lubricants segment is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 10.53% during the forecast period. The use of lubricants can alleviate the problem and is preferred by the older cohort. Water-based lubricant is the most commonly used lubricant by consumers worldwide. These lubricants are available at low prices and are compatible with condoms and other sexual wellness products such as vibrators. They provide the feel of natural vaginal lubricants and are easy to wash off, which makes them popular among consumers for masturbation and penetrative sex.

Distribution Channel Insights

Based on distribution channels, the U.S. sexual wellness market is further divided into mass merchandizers, retail pharmacies, and e-commerce. The e-commerce segment is expected to witness the fastest growth due to the increasing internet penetration and the availability of a wide product portfolio on e-commerce platforms. The anonymity maintained in product delivery is an added advantage for customers opting for online purchases over brick-and-mortar stores, especially in the case of sex toys.

U.S. sexual wellness market share, by distribution channel, 2021 (%)

The convenience of viewing, selecting, and ordering through online shopping websites, without revealing one’s identity, removes the barrier of judgment in most cases and thus boosts the use of sexual wellness products. The most frequently ordered products include vibrators, rubber penis, and lubricants. Freedom to select any lubricant from the variety of products available under different brands has enabled e-commerce platforms to gain popularity among customers. Moreover, the assurance of delivering the packages discreetly via e-commerce platforms has increased purchases among women of all age groups.

Retail grocery stores, hypermarkets, and supermarkets are categorized as mass merchandizers for the distribution of sexual wellness products. In the U.S., mass merchandizers are witnessing increased sales of sexual wellness products. The availability of sex toys, sexual enhancement products, condoms, lubricants, sex games, apparel, and lingerie has increased, as supermarkets are allocating more shelf space for these products. Retailers, such as Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Costco Wholesale Corporation, have started the trend of displaying sexual wellness products in the wellness aisle along with other products such as pregnancy tests, sanitary napkins, and other female & male care products.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Online portals such as Amazon, Lovehoney, Drugstore.com, and Adam and Eve play an important role in the supply chain. Retail store chains such as Walmart, Target, CVS Pharmacy, and Kroger Pharmacy offer sexual wellness products similar to mainstream products. The stigma previously extended to investors that were reluctant to fund ventures in sexual wellness products has changed in recent times. The stereotypical perception has witnessed a massive shift leading to angel investors increasingly investing in sexual wellness products and their manufacturers.

The market for sexual wellness is also impacted by strategic alliances such as partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. For instance, in August 2021, Wow Tech and Lovehoney announced a merger and the combined group will be led by Wow Tech with an aim of achieving new heights in sexual wellness. Some of the prominent players in the U.S. sexual wellness market include:

  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

  • Veru Inc.

  • Doc Johnson Enterprises

  • Mayer Laboratories, Inc.

  • LifeStyles Healthcare Pte Ltd

  • BioFilm, Inc.

  • LELO

  • Trigg Laboratories Inc.

  • Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Unbound

U.S. Sexual Wellness Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2022

USD 11.0 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 19.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.67 % from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation

2021

Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022- 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel

Country scope

The U.S.

Key companies profiled

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; Reckitt Benckiser Group plc; Veru Inc.; Doc Johnson Enterprises; Mayer Laboratories, Inc.; LifeStyles Healthcare Pte Ltd; BioFilm, Inc.; LELO; Trigg Laboratories Inc.; Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Unbound

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented U.S. sexual wellness market report based on product and distribution channel:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Sex Toys

      • Male Sex Toys

      • Female Sex Toys

    • Condoms

      • Male Condoms

      • Female Condoms

    • Personal Lubricants

      • Water-based

      • Silicone-based

      • Oil-based

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • E-commerce

    • Retailers

    • Mass Merchandizers

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