A seven-days long quickie (news): Anne Frank diary’s hidden pages about sex, the new wearable vibrator for penises
A brief overview of what’s happened over the last week #InSearchOfPleasure.
Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered two hidden pages from Anne Frank’s diary containing dirty jokes and a description of what she referred to as “sexual matters,” obscured from prying eyes by brown paper pasted over the pages.
They highlight Anne Frank’s inquisitive personality and make it clear that she was above all an ordinary girl.
Next month, the American Giant Toys ‘R’ Us is selling its intellectual property, which includes its name, Geoffrey the Giraffe logo, the Babies ‘R’ Us brand, and also some adult-oriented domain names like adult-toys-r-us.com, sex-toys-r-us.com and kinkytoysrus.com. Get ready for naughty Teddy Bears toy grocery carts with dual-purpose bananas.
The London-based jeweller Theo Fennell just released a student-made collection called “Gilded Youth,” including an expensive pendant that looks exactly like a vulva with a big sparkling clit. The design was meant to be inspired by the way a goldsmith assesses a stone by placing it between their index and middle finger.
One of many comments on Facebook suggests a vulva-inspired business liaison: “Hey guys There’s a bakery in the states you should make friends with. They make gorgeous geode cakes…“
Two years after unveiling Crescendo, the world’s first bendable, fully personalizable, truly unisex and universal vibrator that can adapt to any body shape, Luxury British pleasure brand MysteryVibe just launched its first product for penises: it’s called Tenuto and it’s a Wearable Vibrator For Men that provides a complete stimulation to the penis, the perineum and the testicles.
X-Files’ Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson, will play an uninhibited sex therapist in the new Netflix’s coming-of-age dramedy Sex Education. The series follows Otis, a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his mother, a sex therapist. Surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis is a reluctant expert on the subject who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic at his high school.
Last week Unbound – women’s sexual wellness company that sell “sexual lifestyle goods for orgasm enthusiasts everywhere” – submitted its first ad campaign to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA), becoming a target for the blind censorship randomly reserved for those who bring sex into the conversation. The MTA rejected the series of ads that were deemed “sexually offensive material”. No nudity, ‘sex’ word or graphic image is featured in the ads; just some products that are hardly recognisable as sex toys, hidden in a maze of colours and scenes. Unbound commissioned the ads to five artists who were asked to show what self-love meant to them in their own signature and recognizable styles. After the wonderful supportive world of the Internet helped to fight back by reposting he rejected campaigns alongside previously approved more explicit ads, the MTA eventually agreed to let the company run the ads on the condition that some changes are made to the creative.