Nothing Draws A Crowd Like Sex Toys! Vibrator Giveaway In NYC Back On After City Officials Shut It Down.

Posted on August 10, 2012

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New York (The Gaslamp Post) – After an announced vibrator give-away by the Trojan company was ordered shut down by city officials Wednesday, the city changed its mind and was allowed to continue.  Hundreds reportedly flocked to several downtown locations in hopes of getting their hands on the free devices.

Crowds of mostly women, but some men as well, stood in line at what are being described as hotdog vendor style carts to obtain one of the nearly 10,000 sex toys that the company had intended to distribute to the public.

The event was initially shut down by the Bloomberg administration after a short time due to what is being reported by the New York Post as “permit issues,” but after they reconsidered, the event was back on.  An agreement with the city was reached where Trojan was allowed to pay a $3,100 “permit fee” before being allowed to proceed with their give away.

After being allowed to proceed, the stand on West 14th street reportedly gave away some 3600 “tinglers” in two hours.

Always concerned with quality, the consumers were of course inquisitive as to how well these devices would perform.  The vibrators reportedly retail for between $30 and $40 each.  One experienced user had high expectations of the item she was soon to obtain.  “You go through the small, cheap ones pretty quickly,” said 29-year-old Rose Moon of Queens. “I’m hoping that this will be better than the ones I’m used to and [I can] keep it for life!”

One of the men who were seen standing in line for a free vibrator said that he intended to obtain one to give away as a gift for a family member.  “It’s for my mother,” the 24-year-old Manhattan law student said. “She’s a dear, sweet woman. I’ll mail it to her in Washington.”

Another person standing in line stated that she had alot of experience with vibrators and couldn’t miss this opportunity.  “I go way back with vibrators,” said 57-year-old Helene Verin.  “It started when I was 11 with my parent’s [electric] toothbrush.  It’s for personal use — and my boyfriend feels great about it!”

Vibrator, much better than your parent’s toothbrush…  Now THAT’S advertising!

(h/t:  New York Post)