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Christian Sex Toys

By Erika Rae

Opinion


So, I was doing a little online shopping the other day when I came upon a Christian Sex Toy site. Now, I’m as adventurous as the next Sally, so I have to admit I was curious. What could the boudoir of the believer offer to spice up my marriage? What Would Jesus Do?

The answer was quite impressive.

As a matter of fact, there didn’t appear to be a whole lot that wasn’t on the list.

For the most part, it looked like any other site that I’ve…other people who have looked at such sites have described to me. The biggest distinction I could see was that the products were minus the standard red-lipsticked O faces these companies usually use to sell their products. Also, no fake pussies. Dildos yes; pussies no.

Unless you count the “Maven,” “Head Honcho,” or the “Stimulation Sleeve.”

Mmmmm…the Stimulation Sleeve. Pure marketing genius right there.

And no hanky spanky, either…just in case you were wondering.

The “Dolfinger” and the “Jelly Rabbit” are available for $28.99 and $15.50, respectively.

Respectfully.

The owners of the site, Kevin and Joy Wilson run the site for married couples only, so be sure and have your marriage license handy, along with your credit card.

Here’s a quote from an NPR interview with the owners of the site last year:

“We pray about things before we add them to our site,” she says. “We live our lives very openly in front of Jesus, so we just kind of pray for direction about which way he would have us go, and I have to be honest with you — he’s really surprised us. … Almost our whole entire ‘special order’ page has come about from that.”

The Special Order Page – which includes the Miss Lady Flexible Knobby, Remote Control Thongs and Briefs, and Crotchless Panties (among other ‘holey’ items) is a sanctified smorgasbord of sex.

I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. I mean, it’s no secret that Christians have and enjoy sex. Also, there has long been a therapeutic use for the vibrator, as uncovered in a previous post I wrote on “The History of the Vibrator” – so the fact that a couple of Christians have created a sex toy site is not really that racy or surprising.

But I’m also…disappointed.

The name of the site is “Book22.com” – a reference to Song of Solomon, the 22nd book in the canon – but this was Jewish text long before the Christians claimed it.

Are there Bible verses from the New Testament tucked into the Strip Chocolate Game? You were unable to quote Luke 4:9 correctly. Please remove your bra.

Is one of the 52 sexual positions in the card deck on one’s knees?

Is the “missionary position” referred to with at least a wink or a hint of irony?

What differentiates this site from, say, a Jewish sex toy site? Or a Muslim site, for that matter?

I am open to your thoughts and suggestions.


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Erika Rae ERIKA RAE is the author of Devangelical, a humor memoir about growing up Evangelical (Emergency Press, December, 2012). She is editor-in-chief at Scree Magazine and nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. Erika earned her MA in Lit­er­a­ture and Lin­guis­tics from the Uni­ver­sity of Hong Kong and to this day can ask where the bath­room is in Can­tonese, although it is likely that she will not under­stand the answer. In her dream world, she fan­cies her­self a kung fu mas­ter clev­erly dis­guised as a gen­tle moun­tain dweller, eagerly antic­i­pat­ing dan­ger at the bot­tom of every latte. When she is not whipping one of her 3 children and denying them bread with their broth, she runs an ISP with her husband from their home in the Colorado Rockies.

6 Responses to “Christian Sex Toys”

  1. Lefteris says:

    For the most part these “Christian” toy sites are marketing hype. As far as I can tell there are basically two criteria: 1. They don’t sell porn. 2. They have cheesy names like Hookin’ up Holy.

    It’s not about excluding Jews or Muslims so much as it’s about targeted marketing to a particular (very nervous and very uptight) demographic.

    On the other hand, if a few lame web stores is what it takes to get more people enjoying sex and having great orgasms then I’m all for it! :)

  2. Uche Ogbuji says:

    Umm, the new, hmm, how would I call it? “Lead-in” (oh dear) pic for this piece? Ahhh. Hmm. Very. Disturbing. As in, ah, verry, verry much so. It is supposed to be like literary goatse.cx? :P

    • Erika Rae says:

      Yeah. So I definitely did not choose that pic. Originally it was SNL’s Church Lady. I think we have Brad Listi to thank for this? I have to admit it does make me giggle, though.

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    Comment by Amy |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:04:56
    It’s not the only one!

    http://www.christianlovetoys.com

    I love that these people set up a site featuring toys that don’t have nudity on the package AND tell the story of Christ on a site right above sex toys. Love it.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:29:39
    It’s a whole new face of witnessing for Christ.

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    Comment by Almik |Edit This
    2009-09-11 09:59:23
    You are absolutely ridiculous….just becuase its called a Christian site and the owners are “praying” before adding items to the list doens’t make it any less offensive.
    It makes it disrespectful of the Lord and should not be allowed.

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    Comment by oksana marafioti |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:16:35
    Goodness gracious,the interview was hilarious!

    I’ve had moments of doubt at some of my hubs proposals, but I never thought that prayer could be the answer to my dilemma. Next time I’ll give that a shot. They should stamp ‘Jesus- tested, Lord-approved’ on their products. I bet that would boost their sales even more.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:35:39
    Quite possibly the best interview ever.

    I wonder how many requests God gets with the subject line: appropriate sexual positions/sexual aids. Yes on the cock ring? No on the cock ring? Only if the cock crows twice?

    I just can’t believe God wants to micromanage at that level.

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    Comment by Simon Smithson |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:18:20
    I… I mean, other people… only like sex toys that have been consecrated first.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:37:33
    Hm…I think Gina had something to say on that topic:

    http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/gfrangello/2009/08/a-thousand-words-a-decent-proposal/

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    Comment by christopher eaton |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:19:21
    thanks for the laugh.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:46:20
    Thank you! Now…explain your gravatar.

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    Comment by Irene Zion |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:01:12
    I’m betting it’s Christian with Bob Barker.

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    Comment by Irene Zion |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:02:09
    WAIT!
    CHRISTOPHER WITH BOB BARKER!

    This whole post has mixed up my brain!

    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 04:50:27
    Oh my – that IS Bob Barker! Come on down…to Book22!

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    Comment by Chiwan |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:24:41
    Erika, this is…hot and not just because I’ll be burning in he’ll for reading it and you for leading me to such a treacherous path.

    I love how easy you write.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:42:24
    Oh sure – call the chick who writes about Christian sex toys “easy.”

    I love that you’re reading the TNB on your iPhone.

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    Comment by chiwan |Edit This
    2009-09-06 07:34:09
    ahahahaha.

    i didn’t mean that…or did i?????

    ah, you know what i mean. like your writing. live with it.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 07:38:36
    You too sweet. I like yours, too!

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    Comment by Chiwan |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:25:32
    Stupid iPhone. Corrected my ‘hell’ to ‘he’ll’.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:43:32
    Don’t blaspheme the iPhone. “Hell” quite simply is not in its lexicon.

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    Comment by Dundee |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:35:05
    Hmmm, no black fist…

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:44:55
    Yeah. I totally noticed that right away, but, you know. Didn’t want to say it.

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    Comment by Zara Potts |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:44:22
    Brilliant! I must recommend this site to my very uptight born-again christian friend.
    Great post, Erika – you always make me laugh.
    And, yes the interview was mint!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:45:44
    Uptight be gone! Book22 gonna take care of that!

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    Comment by jmb |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:48:09
    Erika -

    I mean, it’s no secret that Christians have and enjoy sex.

    This is not true.
    Since the virgin birth, the births of all true believers have been from virgin mothers.
    You have three children, I’m sure you know what I mean.

    Also don’t forget that King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.

    You know what you call a concubine in today’s language?

    King Sol needed lots of “help”.

    Amen.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 16:57:30
    HA! Now that’s funny. Old testament viagra.

    Was hoping you’d weigh in. I’m never disappointed.

    Still don’t know where those kiddos came from.

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    Comment by David Breithaupt |Edit This
    2009-09-05 17:03:46
    Would Mary use the “Jelly Rabbit?” After all, she was cheated out of a lay to have Jesus.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 19:41:01
    So true. One thing’s for sure: she did not have need for the “Inspiral condom,” available for $1.35 each.

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    Comment by Liberty J |Edit This
    2009-09-05 17:44:17
    such a stimulating story…

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-05 19:42:57
    Not half as stimulating as the stimulation sleeve.

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    Comment by Aimee |Edit This
    2009-09-05 20:03:12
    Is the stimulation sleeve kinda like a water wienie? You know that slippery penis looking toy that one can still occasionally find? Hmmm…

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 04:52:35
    Why yes, I believe it is.

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    Comment by Doug Mulliken |Edit This
    2009-09-05 21:17:32
    rocking religious riting on ourrrrrrr boarrrrrd!

    the difference between a jewish or muslim site is that book22.com is just better, because jesus died for it. duh.

    christians are just better people than everyone else. if a jew sold these toys, it would be blasphemy. since it’s a christian, it’s spreading the glory of god)

    times like these i wish someone had invented the “sarcastic mark” to go along with the exclamation and question marks. i’ve always supported the use of the close parenthesis, hence the weird punctuation above.

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    Comment by Jessica Anya Blau |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:50:32
    Love the idea of the “sarcastic mark.” Will you please just invent that?

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 04:58:35
    The sarcastic mark rules. I vote we name it a “Mulliken.” Anyone with me?

    You’re funny. Gave me quite a chuckle there.

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    Comment by Kimberly M. Wetherell |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:51:55
    Seconded)

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    Comment by Dana |Edit This
    2009-09-11 09:46:29
    ~ <—- we used this as the mulliken (tm Erika) on AOL message boards in the olden days. I thought it was brill but it never caught on. Unlike brill, which I used consistently 6 or 7 years ago and is now common place on the interwebs. Not that I’m taking credit or anything. Although, maybe I should. I’m getting desperate for my 15 minutes.

    Hilarious post Erika! Can’t wait to share that site with some friends.

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    Comment by Sheldon |Edit This
    2009-09-05 22:53:21
    Sure, it’s christian toys because someone ends up screaming “Oh God” in the throws of excitement.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:04:31
    Good to hear from you, Sheldon!

    So tell me. You’re in Iraq. You think the people over there would go for a site like Book22? Maybe lose the biblical title and include more alluring veils or something?

    You guys still need coffee cups over there?

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    Comment by Colleen McGrath |Edit This
    2009-09-06 02:42:58
    Oh, my. Priceless as ever. L.O.V.E. love your post. She prays on what toys Jesus would accept? Oh my God. Well, alright then. I’m gonna get me some Christian love one of these days. I never knew the Lord was so Kinky!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:23:08
    I wish I could be a fly on the wall for some of those prayers… I mean, I’ve prayed some crazy things in my life, but wow.

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    Comment by Irene Zion |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:03:53
    Erika Rae,

    You have opened my eyes.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:05:02
    I’m sorry.

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    Comment by Irene Zion |Edit This
    2009-09-06 10:57:29
    Oh well, Erika Rae,
    It was bound to happen one day.

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    Comment by Autumn |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:48:53
    My fiance’s dad (a Lutheran minister and an asshole of the highest degree) will be so pleased to know that all of our sex toys are approved by the Lord! Thanks, Erika!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:09:17
    Sweet! Just think – you can put Book22 on the wedding registry now! Perhaps you can find common ground by asking him for some recommendations.

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    Comment by Jessica Anya Blau |Edit This
    2009-09-06 03:59:53
    Ah, Erika, another great post!

    Did you order anything?

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:16:50
    Why yes! After just ten minutes, I took care of all of my Christmas gift needs. Mom and Dad-in law are going to be so excited!)

    *Please note the use of a Mulliken at the end of that.

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    Comment by Doug Mulliken |Edit This
    2009-09-06 10:22:40
    YES! it’s taking off. perfect usage of the sarcastic mark! we need this to be a board-wide thing.

    not sure about naming it after me though – do i really want my lasting contribution to society being a free license to be a smart-ass? then again… hmm…

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 09:58:46
    But it HAS to be named after you. I think it’s a lovely legacy.)

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    Comment by D.R. Haney |Edit This
    2009-09-08 23:26:42
    I know now where I’ll be doing most of my Xmas shopping.)

    The above is a small contribution toward Doug’s legacy.

    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 09:58:55
    Let me know how it goes! Christmas morning has never had so much potential.

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    Comment by Bridget |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:41:14
    Wow – this stuff is great!! Who would have thought – A Site like that? Only you would find it and get to the bottom of the story (and managing a house with 3 kids to boot!) I love all your posts – they make me laugh and smile – you are one smart cookie**

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 07:31:01
    Um, this is what some would refer to as “irresponsibility.”* And anyway, YOU should talk, little Miss I have a 3-year-old, a hot recycling business, the flu – and oh yes, I’ve re-grouted the bathroom and re-shingled the house before breakfast.

    Love you!

    *Nick Belardes would be so proud. Long live the Irresponsibles! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Face-Stories/127088521555)

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    Comment by Kimberly M. Wetherell |Edit This
    2009-09-06 05:53:47
    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, indeed!

    This is, perhaps, the finest Testimony I have been witness to. Glory Hallelujah!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 07:36:49
    Truly, I think this site could single-handedly revolutionize the face of the evangelical movement.

    Yes! Tell it!

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    Comment by Ben Monlezun |Edit This
    2009-09-06 06:40:10
    No No NO, that’s Alex Trebek without his stash. DOY! So, it could be Christopher with the Jeopardy king.

    PS, I don’t use sex toys. They’re gross and just unsanitary. I prefer lots of promiscuous sex with anyone I can get my hands on, crotch on – point is Jesus said it was ok. I remember kneeling beside my king sized bed with 700 count silk sheets, waiting and waiting for a sign. And as I felt a slight swell in my PJs, continually asking and praying, I knew the answer was true, Jesus said, “Just do it.” Truly, I have it on tape…or was it on TV?

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-06 07:34:50
    So, it’s Alex…

    You only think they’re unsanitary because you have never tried sex toys which have received a holy cleansing.

    I think you may be confusing the voice of Jesus with the voice of Nike, but whatev.

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    Comment by Uche Ogbuji |Edit This
    2009-09-06 09:07:34
    Hah! I bet they had glory holes outside chapel long before the Castro (excluding churches in the Castro). What is BDSM besides an elaboration of pious mortifications? Church types don’t fool me, so so they might as well just get their sex shops out in the open, courtesy of some guff about praying over the blow-up dolls. It’s all very proper, I say.

    And as for WWJD? Shoot, he wouldn’t need to go online to shop. He hangs out with hoes and johns (along with gamblers moneylenders), remember? He’s just ask his pals whether they can lend him some kit. Real discrete, like, don’t want to give the disciples any reason to get distracted form their evangelical tasks, or anything, yaknowwh’Imean?

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 10:01:48
    Glory holes. Ew!

    I’m never gonna be able to look at those bracelets the same.

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    Comment by josie |Edit This
    2009-09-07 06:37:32
    I left you a comment a while ago but it doesn’t look like it was ever approved. What up with that?!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 06:46:52
    Weird. I didn’t know I *could* approve comments…not even sure where to look. Thanks for leaving it, though!

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    Comment by josie |Edit This
    2009-09-07 10:58:05
    I think I posted too many hyperlinks in it – spam alert probably stopped it. I think BL said no more than 2 hyperlinks per post.

    I think I said something like – they’re smart to get into the highly profitable porn industry and since Christians are bankrolling it under wraps they already have an ‘in’ crowd.

    Then I posted some links like this:
    http://nobeliefs.com/gifts/dildos.gif

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    Comment by D.R. Haney |Edit This
    2009-09-08 23:22:16
    I had a similar thing happen a few weeks ago; any comment I posted containing a link wouldn’t go through. Sometimes, however, they would appear by magic days later.

    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 09:58:03
    Josie – Ew! Now why weren’t THOSE on Book22? At least there would be an obvious theme there…

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    Comment by Lenore |Edit This
    2009-09-07 09:08:30
    spiritual, divine, Godgasms.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 10:02:52
    Glory holes. Ew!

    I have a feeling Jesus was way cooler than we give him credit for.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 10:13:55
    Not sure why that comment showed up under you, Lenore.

    I’ll take a Godgasm. Or two.

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    Comment by Marni Grossman |Edit This
    2009-09-07 11:11:30
    I was always under the impression that while Christians have sex, it was an under-wraps, vaguely shameful sort of thing. In Judaism, however, sex is considered a mitzvah. We were sex-positive before there was a term for it.

    That said, Jewish women are rarely turned on by sex toys. A JD or and MD is or a PhD is all we need to get aroused.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 11:43:04
    HA! Now that is sexy…

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    Comment by Paul Clayton |Edit This
    2009-09-07 11:25:03
    I’m a lapsed Christian but it still bothers me when they are ridiculed. What do the vast majority of Christians have to do with a couple of sleazy business people who state that they are Christian? Well, those Christians, they keep turning the other cheek (Yeah, I know, hee hee) and so they get it time and again. Well, enough said. I look forward to the next piece on the Muslims.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 11:39:24
    I totally get what you’re saying. It’s a sensitive area (groan!). I’m not part of the evangelical world anymore, but I do respect the story of Jesus, as well as the concept of “God”. I still seek after spirituality with thirst. I’m not sure why I’m telling you this other than maybe to make it clear that I respect the idea/concept/entity behind the religion. I would love to see some kind of renaissance (and I mean serious revamping and reorganization) of what has become a large part of modern Christianity. And then…it would still be run by people, which means we would somehow still manage to F it up. Anyway, this site strikes me as so CRAZY because it’s just one more way people try and define religious rules and attempt to be the voice of God. As if God cares one way or another if people use vibrators or not.

    And still, even my saying that carries with it a sense of belief and conviction. Sigh. Maybe we’re all doomed.

    This site could have a lot going for it if it were marketed as a cleaner version of the originals. A sex toy site without the blatantly raunchy. I wish the owners would claim their Christianity and then leave it at that. Their quotes just punch themselves in the face! It’s almost like they’re TRYING to spoof themselves.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-07 11:40:49
    I should also add that I don’t think these people represent the greater population of Christians. Not at all.

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    Comment by Brin Friesen |Edit This
    2009-09-07 14:18:46
    So funny.

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    Comment by Megan DiLullo |Edit This
    2009-09-08 05:23:53
    You are such a card. I couldn’t have asked (or prayed) for a better way to start my day.

    Great post Erika. Thank you for making me laugh.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:00:31
    I’m just reporting the facts, ma’am. But I thank you kindly, all the same.

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    Comment by Ronlyn |Edit This
    2009-09-11 04:57:25
    Hey – ever thought maybe they really are spoofing themselves and have the last laugh? They found a niche matket and have seized the illusionary marketing coup! It’s probably 2 guys running it out of their garage giggling at avery $456,982,765,007,000 day they have.

    Erika, you’re the true genius…keep surfing.

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:05:00
    You know, the thought had actually occurred to me – except that NPR interview seems to give them some credibility. If it is a spoof, though – all the more hilarious.

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    Comment by Ronlyn |Edit This
    2009-09-11 05:11:01
    By the way, the Sweetheart Sampler is cute – comes complete with a gentle wipe. And if all my typos make it look like I’m typing with my tongue, I’m trying out the Head Candy – it’s certified kosher!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:02:21
    HA! Got to get some of that to hand out on Halloween. Funny!

    Talented tongue, there.

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    Comment by Meredith |Edit This
    2009-09-11 08:22:29
    I don’t suppose they mention burning bushes?

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:03:24
    OK – you win. That’s freaking HILARIOUS.

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    Comment by Dana |Edit This
    2009-09-11 09:56:44
    hahah Meredith!

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    Comment by Susan |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:04:02
    You people are so ridiculous….God doens’t approve of any of these things, you need to read the bible in full. This site is a scam and just because the owners pray before putting anything on the site doesn’t make it ok……it is disrespectful on every level….and gross!

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    Comment by Erika Rae |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:27:01
    Thank you for weighing in, Susan. No need for name calling, though. I don’t think anybody who has commented here has taken the site as representative for all Christians. I also don’t believe the Bible makes an assessment anywhere on sexual aids between two married people. And still – good to hear your opinion on the matter. I’m sure that the site owners have taken a lot of heat – no doubt!

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    Comment by Jorge |Edit This
    2009-09-11 10:48:19
    ER,

    Seriously … you slay me.

    Always love looking at my feed and seeing one of your new posts. It’s like Christmas Eve (my family opens presents Christmas Eve and not Christmas morning).

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    Comment by Rachel Pollon |Edit This
    2009-09-16 17:32:25
    This really made me laugh. Good lord, so refreshing! You’re funny, the subject is funny, and as soon as I hit “add comment” I’m back to the top to click on the link to the website.

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  5. Samuel says:

    It’s not right to use the name of Jesus for this family business. It is using God’s name in vain. Also the use of sex toys, at least implicitly, promotes the usage of the body’s sexuality in a way that is different than how God made sexuality.
    This usage of sexuality can be harmful emotionally and sometimes physically. This usage of sexuality can also take the focus off the committed relationship, and then the emotions of the person would sometimes be more drawn to the toy or affected by the toy. The best usage of sexuality is just to use it plainly and simply as God made it between a loving committed couple without extra gadgets. Some sex toy industries also promote and fuel pornography.

    God’s word in the Bible through Paul warned about using the body in a way that differs from God’s plan, with homosexual sexual practices, for example:
    “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:26-27
    Paul was mainly warning about the sin of homosexual sexual practices. Using sex toys is not the same as homosexual sexual practices. However, he was also warning about using the body and sexuality in a way that God hadn’t made. Everyone, I believe has to be careful about that.
    God wants everyone to use his/her body according to His perfect plan, and to honor and glorify Him with our bodies that He made:
    “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” New King James Version, 1st Corinthians 6:19

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