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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 »

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 »

Christian Group Sends Truly Awkward Gift to Bachmann

So, they thought they were sending a massager...

(Newser) - So you decide to send an electronic head massager to your favorite congresswoman, who struggles with migraines. Seems like a nice gesture ... unless you forget to double-check what you're actually mailing. Strategy Group for Media, a conservative Christian political consulting firm, apparently forgot to do that ... which is how... 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 »

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 »

Northwestern Drops Live Orgasm Demo Class

Naked woman with vibrator too much for university officials

(Newser) - You can forget about applying to Northwestern now. University officials have decided to drop the school's class on sexuality in the wake of the brouhaha that erupted after students watched a naked woman enjoying a vibrator, reports the Chicago Tribune . The demonstration was presented after class, and attendance was... 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 »

How to Hawk a Vibrator Without Mentioning It

It's a 'personal massager' that just so happens to cause 'ecstasy,' OK?

(Newser) - Condom king Trojan managed to get its new vibrator commercial on TV—and not just during the wee hours—by doing one simple thing: not referring to the product as a vibrator. Apparently referring to it by its proper name (“Vibrating Tri-Phoria”) is OK. Trojan also agreed not... More »

Sex Toy Start-Up Seduces Hot Tech Investors

Vibrator update seduces investors

(Newser) - A new San Francisco sex-toy company is starting up with a bulge of private investment apparently because of successful design advancements in its "high-end" vibrator series. The JimmyJane company has lured a total of $8.3 million in investment cash, Reuters reports. "I can't even tell you what... More »

The Vibrator Play: The Doctor Will Please You Now

But comedy about docs treating 'hysterical' women is 'very discreet'

(Newser) - In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play? Why, yes, it is about exactly that—but playwright Sarah Ruhl says that “a lot of it happens under a sheet,” making the comedy “very discreet.” The play, about a 19th-century doctor who treats female patients using a... More »

Green Sex: Healthier, Apocalypse-Proof

(Newser) - A green approach to sex, sexual aids, and protection is not only environmentally conscious but also healthy and prescient, the New York Post reports. “It’s really good to know you can power something up with your own body!” says the purveyor of a hand-cranked sex-toy. “It... More »

We Love Vibrators: Study

(Newser) - Nearly half of all Americans use a vibrator, according to a new study by the maker of Trojan condoms. More than 50% of women and 45% of men in recent surveys said they’ve used one, and vibrator aficionados also rated themselves higher on sexual health indicators such as erectile... More »

Knox Speaks Up About Vibrator

Friend says she wasn't upset by Kercher's death

(Newser) - Amanda Knox spoke in court today for the first time since her trial began, both to declare her innocence and to set the record straight about her vibrator. A witness had said Kercher was chagrined that Knox kept the sex toy in a transparent bag in plain view. “It... More »

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