The Suez Canal crisis is now blocking a huge shipment of erotic toys from reaching the Netherlands

The Suez Canal crisis is now blocking a huge shipment of erotic toys from reaching the Netherlands

If you thought the situation in the Suez Canal couldn’t get any worse, spare a thought for all the people who can’t get their sex toys because of the blockage.

Yes, sex toys...

According to Dutch news outlet RTVNoord, a shipment of 20 containers filled with...*ahem...’dildos, vibrators and male masturbators’ is stuck on one of the many ships that is being held up by the situation in Egypt which doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime soon.

The products are made by the Dutch company EDC Retail, who sell their items across the Netherlands and Belgium. They’ve called they hold up ‘annoying’ as they had been aiming to restock their supplies after selling ‘a lot’ during Valentine’s Day and Christmas.

Evertine Magerman, the CEO of the firm is quoted as saying: “There is now an extra lot on the way to restore stocks. But that is not possible now.  ‘It is annoying that such a hitch will continue for a long time before the rhythm in the transport chain is restored.’

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The Suez Canal is currently being blocked by the Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, which run aground on Tuesday after being caught in a sandstorm.

The ship, which is owned by a Taiwanese company but registered in Panama, was on course for the Netherlands and was expected to arrive there by the end of March, which is now obviously unlikely.

Although attempts are being made to dislodge the vessel experts believe that it could take weeks for the route to return to normality.

EDC is said to have received an influx of demand during the pandemic but suffered at the start of the outbreak as Covid-19 shut down production of their goods, which are made in China. Metro reports Covid restrictions on air freights has also prevented them from keeping up with customer demand.

And to think this isn’t the only NFSW story associated with the Suez this week...

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