Oh, Sweden! Land of sexual revolution, Ingmar Bergman and one of the highest populations of singletons in the world. It isn't surprising to learn that as of this summer sex toys can be found in state-run pharmacies, alongside painkillers and cough syrup.
What is surprising, however, is the response from men! Certainly gender equality is important, but we at Tango are of the opinion that the Swedes have gotten a tad bit ridiculous about this recently. We're all for equal pay and equal opportunity, but some Swedish men have taken the definition of discrimination and hit it out of the park.
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Apparently the bestselling over-the-counter toys are vibrators and vagina balls, which of course, is discriminatory against males because they provide a "misguided and untrue view of sexuality," as one of the petitioners put it.
I think these guys need to look west to their U.K. neighbors and check out LoveHoney's sex toy awards, in which a group of (lucky) women got to use and rate fun-time items so that the rest of us could reap the benefits of their "research." Really, who says vibrators are only for women? HBO's Real Sex sure taught me different...