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In the post-AIM age, it’d probably be pretty difficult to find someone who hasn’t engaged in a long-distance relationship. Our constant communication channels and visually stimulating technologies make it pretty easy to close the emotional distance between partners on opposite coasts.
But what about that physical distance? For that, there’s LovePalz, for when cybering isn’t enough.
Naughty By Nature
With so many monthly subscription goodies available for everyone from women to men to dogs, it was only a matter of time before the XXX Internet purveyors issued their own version of the subscription model. Say bonjour, mon amour to Boink Box, a new take on subscription ecommerce that’s a little sexier than the traditional lipgloss and eyeshadow fare.
Boink Box, which officially launched about two weeks ago, curates highly-rated, high-quality sex toys from wholesale suppliers and ships them to you monthly in a pretty little box. You can choose to receive products for men, women or both, and every month a box of vibrators, massage oils, glow in the dark body paint or whatever else the Boink Box team finds acceptable will arrive on your door step, ready to be used for sexy time.
Fab.com’s single bestselling product of all time? It’s not a pair of earrings, or a clever little teapot, or a framed poster about typography. According to CCO Bradford Shellhammer, speaking onstage at this morning’s session of Le Web in London, it’s a vibrator. Not only that, the site has sold “thousands and thousands” of vibrators–maybe even tens of thousands, he said. That’s a whole lot of sex toys.
Michael Arrington looked a little poleaxed and followed up by sharing that little data point on Twitter. Business Insider seemed even more flustered. “We’re not sure why” a vibrator would be so popular, the blog wrote through pursed lips. “Could be part of Fab’s former self shining through,” pointing to the site’s origins as a “Groupon-like startup with deals for the gay community.”
Frankly, we’re perplexed by all the prudishness. This is the same planet clamoring for 50 Shades of Grey, right?