Friday, July 06, 2012

Would you buy sex toys at the drug store?

As I have written so many times on this blog, I swear I'm not making this up!

The day I got home from the hospital, Mr. RK went out to get my prescriptions and dinner. While waiting in line at the pharmacy, he saw a huge box that said "Trojan Twister."

"I was wondering what the hell it was," he said. "A thousand condoms?"

So he googled it and found...well, based on the pictures, you could beat someone over the head with it and do some damage. It was like a fucking purple people eater!

Later, he turned on his phone to text me that he was picking up food to go, and when he turned on his phone, of course the purple monster popped up...and of course people right behind him in line saw it.

But I ask you, would you go shopping for sex toys at Rite Aid? Apparently Walgreen's is now also jumping on the bandwagon, with their "sexual wellness" section. Apparently sexual wellness includes the ability to have sex with yourself, and something that requires batteries. Honestly, I wonder how the marketing conversation about this went.

Marketing person #1: "You know, we should try to be upselling things in the stores that aren't prescriptions. Things people would have to buy anyway at, say, a grocery store."

Marketing person #2: "I've got it! Huge purple vibrators!"

Of course all of this came up (no pun intended) at work yesterday, when for once, my coworker was the only male in the building. He just sat in stone silence!

15 comments:

wigsf3 said...

Sex toys at drug store. Thanks for saving me a trip.

Claire said...

The world just gets stranger and stranger...

Lynn said...

I buy the Five Oaks wine at Rite Aid, so I guess sex aids are not much more of a stretch than that. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

When I was a kid living in the middle of nowhere, everything was purchased from the Eaton's catalogue. They always had a long, white "personal massager" for sale to the ladies. The picture showed a woman discreetly massaging her neck and shoulders with it.

middle child said...

So I can just hear the cashier now..."Price check on register 2! I need a price on that big purple dildo!"

NellieVaughn said...

I had to Google it, and it looks like it could cause some serious damage.
Walgreens can't sell this. I shop there with my nieces a couple of times a week. I don't want to explain what that is to them.

Granny Annie said...

We receive a lot of "old people" catalogs that specialize in stretchy clothes and things to reach with and other items to make our lives easier. Recently they began including "sexual wellness" enhancers and it is just great when your ten year old granddaughter is going through the newest catalog and asks, "What's this...?"

( No Trojan Twisters yet though.)

G. B. Miller said...

I see you changed the quote at the top of your blog. Purty kewl beans.

As for the post, my comment is this.

"Ummm...yah."

Rock Chef said...

Of course, now waiting for the inevitable :

"George, can I have a price-check on this pleaase?" as the girl at the checkout waves some monstrous sex toy in the air...

A Beer for the Shower said...

Sometimes a man just needs some cough syrup, a 2 liter of soda, a pack of gum, and a giant dildo all in one shopping trip. Don't judge.

LL Cool Joe said...

Every time I come here read the post and don't know what to say - you leave me speechless, and that's unusual. :D

John McElveen said...

HUGE PURPLE SEX TOY sounds like the

RITE AID to Me!!!! LOL

Hugs,

J

Riot Kitty said...

You all crack me up...

Darth Weasel said...

Yeah, why go there when you could get it from the Dollar Tree?

Ashley said...

I would never buy one from a physical store. I prefer sites like PassionateFruits.comwhere I can buy discreetly. I LOVE MY PRIVACY!