Friday, August 27, 2010


So you live in Toronto Canada--you are probably pretty bored. There are a few things you can do, but there are also a few things you shouldn't do. Maybe you are thinking about going to the sex shop and loading up on sex toys, and maybe that is something you shouldn't do.

Don't get all weird and assume that I am some kind of prude. The sex shop isn't the problem, it's the ridiculous toys they sell. Guess what? I'm not 13, so the stuff you sell me doesn't have to make me giggle. Let me get this straight: as kids we are not allowed to even know that sex exists, but as adults we have to treat sex like we are little kids? How patronizing.

In fact, just by calling them "sex toys" implies that all of the items are for little kids. I have a degree, dude--I am not a little kid, and I do not think that I need toys to have a party. The only people who would want sex toys are little kids, and they aren't allowed to even know that sex is a thing. We are all getting really, really weird, and this is just one example.


  1. I find your argument a little thin. It seems you're point is simply because the word toy is associated with these "pleasure objects" (for lack of a better term) that it some how devalues their credibility in the adult world of sexuality.
    If I may; play and toy are both terms that don't need to be defined by an age value. As an adult I am happy to sexually play with my partner, while using the occasional toy.
    Sex is fun, and so are toys regardless of their aesthetic, so let it be as simple as that.

  2. Well for one thing I didn’t want to get into the strange nature of how all of these toys look as well—they are functional, obviously, but do we really feel the need to make certain “toys” look like animals, or glittery, or like former presidents? And more troubling than anything is the idea that no one seems interested in why this is the way it is.
    Why are sex toys marketed to us this way? Wouldn’t we still buy them if they were plain or didn’t remind us of things that have nothing to do with sex? I would say companies are afraid (or more likely, not allowed) to market something a simple pleasurable device. Thus they have to cover up its true nature with some kind of gag or novelty. The practice is what bothers me, and I am just choosing not to ignore it.

  3. Fantastic Article! Though you should have come up with a new term for them so that we could redefine the word... like Lelo uses the term "pleasure object" or something... or what about just a "sexual device" or maybe... just a vibrator or a dildo...

    The only problem is.. that they call them toys and novelties so that the manufacturers are less culpable for damage caused to you by using them...