Green fans are getting a buzz out of a new hand-cranked vibrator that makers say could help save the planet.
The eco-sex toy – dubbed the “Earth Angel” – uses a small wind-up handle to power up rechargeable batteries inside the casing.
It had originally been planned as a sex aid for the Third World where batteries and electricity supplies are unreliable.
But the Irish manufacturers Camden Enterprises have been swamped with interest from Green followers after displaying the vibrator at the Ars Electronica fair in Linz, Upper Austria, this week.
“We wanted to produce an environmentally friendly sex toy that appealed to all consumers regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.
“It has been in its development stage for the past two years and we are excited that our vision has become reality,” said a spokesman.
Never having used one of these I have to ask . . . do the batteries really run down so quickly that you have to replace the batteries that often they are a burden on the environment?
And while I applaud bringing pleasure to gals who don’t have easy access to batteries (where they would be I don’t know – maybe some Amazonian tribe?) the whole eco-angle is just silly. Not silly because these guys thought of it. Smart capitalists that they are they know a Pet Rock when they see it.
No, it’s silly because there are eco-women who will actually buy them. But like with recycling, the idea sounds good in theory but in practice it does more harm than good. The harm here being that women’s arms may soon be as big as a man’s. One arm anyway.