Vacuum Vibrator

Vortex Vibrations

The Housework is so sexy, it’ll make you come post at Feministe introduced me to the above products from Vortex Vibrations, which allow you to convert electricity into orgasms using your vacuum cleaner. Clearly this is the biggest thing to happen to housecleaning since the washing machine, and makes me wish my apartment had carpet so that I could buy one for my domestic servant wife, cementing my *best husband ever* bona fides.

Several observations about this product and the previous discussed feminals:

  • Why are they both purple? Is pink just too obvious and purple the suitable back-up color to let everyone know, yes, this is for the women? This is just weird.
  • Both are about letting women do things men do, since men both pee standing up and have sex with vacuum cleaners (link discusses painful injuries, read with caution). It is extremely problematic for female industrial design to revolve around curing women of their sex-based deficiencies; giving them prosthetics to let them live like ‘normally.’
  • That vacuum vibrator is the first sex toy I’ve heard of that sells itself as producing faster orgasms — “in as little as 10 seconds” as the makers claim.  This buys into the idea that foreplay is work, and the goal is to climax as quickly as possible, which is of course a traditionally male view of sex.

So I would suggest an alternative source for sex toys.  And better industrial designers.  And hardwood floors.

1 comment to Vacuum Vibrator

  • mathew

    That vacuum vibrator is the first sex toy I’ve heard of that sells itself as producing faster orgasms — “in as little as 10 seconds” as the makers claim. This buys into the idea that foreplay is work, and the goal is to climax as quickly as possible, which is of course a traditionally male view of sex.

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