New Yorkers were frustrated on Wednesday. On top of the regular frustrations like traffic, not being able to smoke cigarettes anywhere, and soda only sold in ridiculous formats, New Yorkers had to deal with sexual frustration when Mayor Bloomberg halted a sex-toy giveaway by Trojan Condoms.
You’d assume they stopped it on a moral issue but really it was just a permit issue. Thankfully, the city reassessed and Trojan’s Pleasure Carts hit New York City. These carts giveaway 10,000 vibrators to 10,000 lucky New Yorkers.
Now that the giveaway is over, we’ve got to wonder what the success of this stunt means?
Just look how far vibrators have come. “Pelvic massage” and “vulvular stimulation” were common forms of curing hysteria in women during the Victorian Era. Had you seen the movie Hysteria, you would already know that.
American physician George Taylor invented the first vibrator called the Manipulator:
Now they’ve got clitoral vibrators, dildo-shaped vibrators, the rabbit, the g-spot, the egg, etc. and they’re handing them out on the street.
95% of men admit to masturbating, compared to 89% of women. 53% of women use vibrators when masturbating. Yet there they were lining up to get a free one in Times Square*.
Our interpretation of this giveaway is that women are now taking their sexuality, especially their orgasms into their own hands. Why else would 50 Shades of Grey be so popular? This could be the start of another sexual revolution for women. Or at least, we hope so.
The next step will be to legalize vibrators in Alabama. Similar laws banning these “obscene” devices have been struck down in Colorado, Texas, Kansas but Alabama is holding on strong. You can only get a vibrator with a doctor’s note in the Heart of Dixie. At least the rest of the country is on the right track.
*Where else does one go in New York?