NYC to Pleasure-Seekers: No Free Vibrators for You!
Insists it's due to permit, crowd issues
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2012 8:25 AM CDT
Trojan(TM) Vibrations Pleasure Carts serve up a sweltering summer giveaway of 10,000 Trojan(TM) vibrators at hot spots across New York City.   (PRNewsFoto/TROJAN VIBRATIONS)

(Newser) – Sorry, seekers of free vibrators, but New York City has put the kibosh on Trojan's sex toy giveaway. The company started doling out its Tri-Phoria and Pulse products yesterday as planned, but after just a few hundred pleasure-seekers were made very happy with their free swag, a City Hall representative shut down the event because too many people had gathered. Needless to say, many of the hundreds of women (and a couple of guys) in line were less than thrilled, the New York Post reports.

"I’m 57 years old. I should be able to get a vibrator!" said one woman. More than 400 sex toys were handed out at one location, but two more locations were shut down before Trojan could even get close to the 10,000 vibrators it had hoped to give away. "There’s a lot more important things the city should be worried about than a free-vibrator giveaway," another woman complained. "Bloomberg doesn’t want anyone to have fun. You can’t have a giant soda. You can’t have a vibrator." Hizzoner's office says Trojan didn't have a permit, but the company may try the promotion again later.