Brits 'stocking up on sex toys for Valentine's Day'

Many British couples are stocking up on sex toys ahead of a steamy night this Valentine's Day, new research has shown.

Carried out by sexual health charity Family Planning Association's (FPA) Desire and Pleasure website, the study revealed a high number of people will be substituting romantic nights out for sexy evenings in the bedroom on February 14th, the Sun reports.

According to the findings, one in five individuals in relationships are planning on buying saucy goods for their other half, which could see an increase in sex lube sales in the run up to the day.

It was shown that 70 per cent of survey respondents plan on staying indoors in order to keep themselves entertained and 31 per cent believe remaining at home will give them a better chance of having sex.

Terry Hawkins, spokesman for the FPA, said: "The Fifty Shades effect has changed the way people see sex toys and the increase in sales of products backs this up as more people want to experiment sexually."