At this moment, I have three vibrators sitting on my kitchen table. This isn't because I'm a sex toy whore, but simply because I got them as free samples and I have yet to move them to my bedroom — where I have three more. When friends come over, or even my super stops by to fix something, I don't tuck them away and hide them like a dirty secret. They're still in their packages, and honestly, they never really cross my mind. For the time being, the kitchen table, which is also home to other random things, seems like the most appropriate place for them. I live in New York City, so I never use my kitchen table anyway.
Once deemed taboo, vibrators, as well as other sex toys, are now mainstream. Condom brands like Trojan and Durex have even made their own lines of vibrators, which you can find in your local pharmacy (well, if you live in NYC. Sound off and let me know how it is in your locale). Yes, long gone are the days of having to sneak off to a dark dungeon to find a battery-powered buddy. The Secret To Mutually Enjoyable Sex
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Although vibrators are more common than ever, with half of all Americans using them and the U.S. being second in the world in terms of vibrator ownership — Taiwan being the first — women still seem to have this notion that their favorite sex toy is intimidating to their male partners. However, a new survey has debunked this theory.
Debra Herbenick, PhD, of Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion, recently conducted a survey of over 3,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 60 to see how they felt about vibrators. While 37% of women thought the usage of them was "upsetting" or intimidating to their partners, of the men polled, 70% claimed they had zero problems with the buzzing shafts of fun. Looks like that TSA agent who left a note saying "GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL" after finding a passenger's vibrator is in the minority.
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