Literally a Niche Industry

ACADEME BLOG

When I came across an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on a university course on sex-toy design, I assumed that it was a gimmicky topic to increase student interest in a standard course. I could not have been more wrong.

Here are some of the highlights of the article, written by Tom Major:

“We live in a world that loves its personal devices . . .  in some cases, very personal.

“Sales of sex toys are booming, with an estimated 1 million items bought by Australians every year, and the number is only forecast to grow. But quality is not keeping pace with quantity, leaving a massive gap in the market for well-designed, high-value products.

“RMIT lecturer, Judith Glover, believes she has at least part of the solution–-one that might even position Australia at the forefront of a surging industry.

“The former boilermaker recently ran the world’s first university…

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