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Sexy, Tiny, 'Mighty' Device First of Its Kind on Kickstarter

Dame's Fin is crowdfunding site's first official vibrator—and it was completely funded in 2 days

(Newser) - "Crowdfunded vibrator" is a term absolutely no one would have predicted 20 years ago—and yet here we are, 2016. The Dame Fin is that vibrator, the first sex toy ever to premiere on Kickstarter , and it surpassed its $50,000 funding goal in its first two days, the... More »

Woman Sues Sex-Toy Maker for Invading Her Privacy

'Smart' vibrator tracks data on how customers use it

(Newser) - It's a tale for the ages: A woman buys a vibrator, uses it, and discovers the company that built it is tracking just what she does with it and how often. And yes, she's suing. In a class-action lawsuit representing what the Chicago Tribune reports is tens of... More »

Villagers Thought 'Angel' Fell From Sky. It Was a Sex Toy

'They have no Internet,' a police chief explains

(Newser) - A sex toy found by a fisherman in a small Indonesian village was taken home, dressed up, and worshipped as an angel for weeks, the BBC reports, proving yet again that the world is a strange and wonderful place. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the 21-year-old fisherman found the... More »

Fifty Shades Movie Fuels Sex-Toy Surge

Even Target and other mainstream retailers are on board

(Newser) - Of course there were going to be product tie-ins to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie premiering Valentine's weekend—and of course those products were going to veer into adults-only territory, considering the steaminess of EL James' book trilogy on which the film is based. But the sex-toy industry... More »

To Recoup Taxes, Kansas OKs Sex Toy Auction

An erotic store chain owes the state $164K

(Newser) - In the market for love, ahem, accessories? Try shopping with the state of Kansas, which is behind an online auction of a large volume of sex toys—ranging from vibrators and handcuffs to a "fantasy love swing" and pornographic films—in an effort to recoup the $163,986 an... More »

Kid Rock Posts Obscene Open Letters in Bizarre Case

Rocker denies receiving sex toy from Insane Clown Posse staffer

(Newser) - In what just might be the most bizarre set of open letters ever published, Kid Rock has claimed that he did not, in fact, ever receive a glass dildo from an Insane Clown Posse staffer, despite the fact that the aptly-named "Dirty Dan” Diamond says he gave the sex... More »

Woman Has Sex Toy Removed After 10 Years

X-ray in Scotland revealed quite the surprise

(Newser) - A 38-year-old female patient was presented with symptoms including mild incontinence, sepsis, lethargy, and unexplained weight loss. Diagnosis: She'd had a sex toy inside her body for 10 years without knowing it, reports the Scottish Daily Record . Doctors in Aberdeen discovered the 5-inch toy, which was pressing against her... More »

Sex Between Women Spreads HIV in Rare Case

CDC says it's the first confirmed case of this occurring

(Newser) - It's rare but definitely not impossible for HIV to be transmitted by sexual contact between women, according to a paper published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the first confirmed case of its kind, the CDC believes one Texas woman infected another with HIV... More »

City Orders Sex Toys Removed From Christmas Tree

Milan says 'sobriety' must be used in 'urban decorations'

(Newser) - A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys. The city said in an order that the Christmas season, "qualifying as a holiday for children and families, requires sobriety in urban decorations,... More »

Daring Divers Pull Off Rescue ... of Sex Doll

Turkish team heard warnings of floating body

(Newser) - Locals in northern Turkey were frantic when they saw a woman's body floating in the Black Sea, so they called in help and watched as officials cordoned off the beach and a team of divers made their daring rescue. So everyone was less than thrilled to find that the... More »

Gay Couple Sues Airline Over Sex Toy Incident

Toy was removed and taped to top of luggage

(Newser) - A gay couple is suing United Continental Airlines for what they call "extreme and outrageous conduct" concerning a sex toy discovered in their luggage. Virginians Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger are seeking damages for emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence in a Texas court. Returning home from a... More »

NYC to Pleasure-Seekers: No Free Vibrators for You!

Insists it's due to permit, crowd issues

(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... More »

Trojan Giving Away Sex Toys in NYC 'Pleasure Carts'

Company wants to show 'vibrators are mainstream'

(Newser) - Be careful while approaching vendor carts on the streets of New York City tomorrow and the next day—you may find yourself in line not for a hot dog, but for a vibrator. Trojan is handing out 10,000 Tri-Phoria and Pulse sex toys from "Pleasure Carts" that will... More »

TSA to Fire Screener Who Left 'Get Your Freak On' Note

A woman found it in her suitcase, near her sex toy

(Newser) - The TSA screener who found a sex toy in a woman's suitcase and left a note saying, "Get your freak on girl" will soon be out of a job. The agency called the note "highly inappropriate" and said it plans to fire the Newark screener, reports AP... More »

German Green Party Warns of Dangerous Sex Toys

Plastics pose infertility, hormone problems, claims party report

(Newser) - Sometimes environmental toxins can come from places—and in places—you least expect. The Green Party of Germany is hoping you don't forget about dildos. "Many dildos and other sex toys such as vibrators contain a high amount of phthalates, other carcinogenic plasticizers and toxic substances," states... More »

Now at Your Local Drugstore: Vibrators

Consumers increasingly comfortable with these sex toys

(Newser) - Vibrators used to be confined to seedy stores or websites, but nowadays you can find them right next to the tampons at your local Walgreens, and women are increasingly open about purchasing the sex toys—and sharing them with partners. Consumers "kept telling us vibrators, vibrators. And we just... More »

Bomb Squad Sent to Defuse Sex Toy

Russian cops find vibrator in 'suspect package'

(Newser) - Russia has been tense since the Moscow airport bombing earlier this year, but a bomb squad in Petrozavodsk got something to laugh about yesterday. The city's main postal building was evacuated and surrounded by security forces after a worker reported a suspicious package with a ticking noise. The bomb squad... More »

Cops: Sex-Toy Queen Poisoned by Nanny

Employee charged with 'poisoning with intent to annoy'

(Newser) - Sex-shop tycoon Jacqueline Gold brought pleasure to millions of Britons but not, it seems, to the nanny employed to look after her young daughter. The 33-year-old nanny appeared in court yesterday, charged with 3 counts of the unusual crime of administering poison with intent to annoy, AP reports. The nanny... More »

Woman Owns, Operates Bahrain's 1st Sex Shop

She says she's there to make marriages stronger

(Newser) - Khadija Ahmed is a 33-year-old Bahraini wife and mother of three. But she is also a pioneer: the owner of the first public sex shop in Bahrain and possibly the Persian Gulf as a whole. Khadija Fashion House, which began as a profitable online outlet, supplies lingerie, massagers, sex toys,... More »

Now You Can Get Sex Toys Via Drive-Thru

Erotic fun ordered from the privacy of your car

(Newser) - Sex toy stores are great and all, but who wants to risk being caught shopping in one? Starting Saturday, you’ll never have to run that risk again in Alabama. Sherri Williams, who once sued the state for banning adult toy sales, is now opening a drive-thru adult store. She’... More »

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