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Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

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The age-old question: is it a butt plug or Christmas tree?

via The Mirror:

An arty Christmas tree in the centre of Paris that appears to resemble a giant SEX TOY is leaving locals red-faced.

The festive blow-up art was pumped up into life to take pride of place in the capital city’s Place Vendôme.

City chiefs hope it sparks interest ahead of the International Contemporary Art Fair to kick off next week.

But bemused locals claim the big green monster looks more like a butt plug – a gadget for bedroom fun freely sold in Paris’ notoriously seedy Pigalle district.

The 80ft object – simply called ‘Tree’ is the brainchild of American artist Paul McCarthy.

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Kansas Will Auction Off Sex Toys to Recoup $163k in Tax Debts

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via The Topeka Capital-Journal:

Kansas state government is on the verge of a financial windfall with the auctioning of thousands of sex toys seized by the revenue department for nonpayment of income, withholding and sales taxes, an official said Wednesday.

Online shoppers for adult DVDs, novelty items, clothing and other products can participate in a bonanza shopping experience resulting from the four-county raid on a Kansas company known as United Outlets LLC.

Owner Larry Minkoff, who was doing business under the Bang label, apparently resisted requests from the Kansas Department of Revenue for payment of $163,986 in state taxes. It is unclear how much he still owes the state, because those precise records aren’t open to the public.

Agents took action in July to seize business inventory at outlets in Topeka, Wichita, Junction City and Kansas City, Kan., under Minkoff’s control. Two of the five business locations were in Topeka.

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Woman Files Suit Over Law Requiring Doctor’s RX To Purchase Sex Toys

Good for her. These laws exist in a lot more places that you might know, but don’t get challenged because people are ashamed to admit in public that they get up to the same kinds of things most Americans do in private. Chill out, morality police. Nothing is forbidden in the House of Love.

SANDY SPRINGS , Ga., May 16 (UPI) –A Georgia woman is suing the city of Sandy Springs over a law that requires a prescription or a legitimate reason to purchase sex toys.
Melissa Davenport filed the lawsuit hoping a judge finding the law unconstitutional.

The ordinance requires people to have a legitimate medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or legal reason to purchase an “obscene” sexual device.

Davenport, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, credits sex toys with saving her marriage.

via Melissa Davenport files suit over sex toy ordinance Sandy Springs – UPI.com.

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3D Printing’s Killer App? Sex Toys!

What’s going to make a 3D printer an essential home appliance? Sex toys, that’s what! Pando Daily dissects a report from UK retailer Pink Rocket:

For a week in December 2012, a store popped up in New York called 3DEA. For $250 men could get a 3D scan of their manhood, which would be sent to the New York Toy Collective who would then create a truly one-of-a-kind sex toy. A Christmas gift for the lady that really does have it all…

It turns out that while everyone was declaring 3D printing to be too simple for much practical use now, its ability to replicate objects precisely in one solid piece is more than enough for it to start having big relevancy in the sex toy industry, at least according to UK-based retailer Pink Rocket’s new Sex Toys & 3D Printing report.

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Given that vibrators are 145-years old this year and the first blow-up doll went on sale 110-years ago, it fits with history that the adult industry would be an early adopter of 3D printing.

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So a Naked Guy Walks Into a Bar With a Bag Full of Sex Toys…

No punchline. Unless you’re waiting in line to get punched. What a dildo.

Via HuffPo:

David Sherratt allegedly walked into a bar — naked from the waist down, carrying a bag of sex toys — and asked if anyone had a problem.

But the punch line never came — Sherratt was arrested before he could fight anyone, which he allegedly attempted to do, according to The Mirror.

He appeared in a U.K. court Thursday after the Nov. 16 pub flub. Police say the 51-year-old waltzed into The White Hart bar in Tunstall “in a state of nakedness,” and carrying a bag of dildos. He allegedly declared that he’d fight anyone who didn’t like it.

“He turned to face the customers and said, ‘If anyone has a problem with me they can take it outside,'” Prosecutor Steve Knowles said in a North Staffordshire court Thursday.

A bartender didn’t even call cops until Sherratt walked out and allegedly approached a group of kids.

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Can a Better Vibrator Inspire an Age of Great American Sex?

FORM vibratorsAndy Isaacson investigates the possibility that technology could end sexual repression in The Atlantic:

The offices of Jimmyjane are above a boarded-up dive bar in San Francisco’s Mission district. There used to be a sign on a now-unmarked side door, until employees grew weary of men showing up in a panic on Valentine’s Day thinking they could buy last-minute gifts there. (They can’t.) The only legacy that remains of the space’s original occupant, an underground lesbian club, is a large fireplace set into the back wall. Porcelain massage candles and ceramic stones, neatly displayed on sleek white shelves alongside the brightly colored vibrators that the company designs, give the space the serene air of a day spa.

Ethan Imboden, the company’s founder, is 40 and holds an electrical engineering degree from Johns Hopkins and a master’s in industrial design from Pratt Institute. He has a thin face and blue eyes, and wears a pair of small hoop earrings beneath brown hair that is often tousled in some fashion.

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