Vibrators Are Everywhere Now

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Did you know you can buy vibrators at Duane Reade now? Well, you can. No longer are the illicit devices confined to the vague, grimy territory of sex shops, hidden in brown paper bags or unmarked boxes, purchased late at night on furtive shopping missions to "video stores" with blacked-out windows. As the New York Times explains in today's holy-shit-vibrators-really-are-everywhere-now piece, "They were rarely discussed, other than perhaps during a late-night girl-talk session fueled by many glasses of Pinot Grigio. But now you can find them advertised on MTV and boldly displayed at Duane Reade, Walgreens, and other mainstream drugstores, mere steps from the Bengay and Dr. Scholl's." Welcome to the world, vibrators! No longer must we be ashamed to see you! We can even discuss you without being drunk! (If you insist.)

Or, so it would seem, because anything purchased in Duane Reade is something to hold your head high about, no?

Reading the New York Times about vibrators is something akin to reading the insert in the KY lube box for sex tips. Even so, we are proud of them for going there, in quite a lengthy piece, with lots of cocktail party tidbits. Apparently Trojan's Tri-Phoria, which costs $39.99, was created with the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University after a study revealed that more than half of American women had used vibrators and that nearly 80 percent of those had shared them with partners. At first, the VP of marketing laughed when he heard consumers wanted vibrators. Then "we realized they were serious." To his credit, the Trojan vibrators are not shaped like penguins or other adorable animals. The Trojan vibrators look like...neck massagers! Yes, something to hold one's head high about.

With one corporate entity capitalizing on the drugstore vibrator come many, or so it goes. For a while now, there have also been a LifeStyles vibrator and a Durex vibrator, and they are selling well. Separately, there's a Babeland in Park Slope! There is even a line of vibrators called OhMiBod, which synchronize rhythmically with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and other smartphones. This marks a new sexual openness, or perhaps a lack of wanting to have to travel to separate stores to buy all of ones' various sundries. This marks the turning of a vibrator into a sundry, which is...sexual freedom of a sort, right?

Men are apparently okay with this.

Jeremy, 31, a content strategist in the entertainment business who lives in New York and wanted his last name omitted for privacy, said, "From my perspective, a woman who has thoroughly explored her own body, both alone and with or without whichever toys she finds interesting, makes for a significantly better lover."

You hear that, everyone? Vibrators. Don't be shy! (If you are, you can order them online. Better than wimping out and leaving with lens cleaner that you didn't need in the first place. Right?)

Vibrators Carry the Conversation [NYT]

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Doc Johnson
Doc Johnson

Exactly, don't be shy!  Happiness is the goal.  Forget the rest.

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Doc Johnson

I'm glad vibrators are becoming more mainstream.  That should lead to move innovation going forward.

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Vibrator now a days being popular for the women specially. They can be used alternate when she feels alone and her husband is not with her. There are so many types of vibrators are available now a days and they cause no side effects so good to use it. 

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I will agree onthat; that vibrators are everywhere now. Many are getting interested onvibrators to have fun and have pleasure for themselves. Vibrators are safe to useas long as you are using it properly. 

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Good to see the information regarding the  vibrators. As these are the vibrators that are easy to use and are comfortable and easy to maintain too.The main reason of their pervasiveness is because of their easy to handle nature and maintenance.

Marleenefrance
Marleenefrance

Great article - they are even becoming mainstream this side of the pond too.  Our normally very staid and straightfaced chemists (pharmacy) Boots is now starting to sell these kind of feminine products.  Best thing to do though is to search around a site like http://www.sexplaycafe.co.uk  and see if you can find something you like before you part with your hard earned cash.  Don't restrict yourself to the Rabbit just because its been on 'Sex and the City'.  There are waterproof, battery, mains powered and remote control vibrators - so let yout imagination run wild.  its a sad day if we have to let the NY Times lead us into sexual fulfillment !!!

GlockPalin
GlockPalin

I guess that with all the high-profile dildos running for the Republican presidential nomination, public discussion of sex toys just lost it's transgressiveness.

LuvULibs
LuvULibs

Oooooh. Such hate mongering.

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