October 25, 2007, - 12:33 pm
Moving sex toys from brown bag to grocery bag has proven successful for condom manufacturers like Lifestyles. . . . The new devices constitute the fastest-growing segment of the 35-year-old company’s business.
Lifestyles isn’t alone in diversifying its products and sales outlets. Also popping up on grocer’s shelves are vibrating rings and other sexual mechanisms such as “personal massagers” bearing familiar brands like Trojan and Durex, the No. 1 and No. 3 condom brands in the United States.
You need not be a prude to ask: Why should the dirty old man go to the seedy store in the Red Light District when he can just go next to the produce aisle for his “purchases”? There are reasons they have zoning laws, and this is one of them.
I like capitalism and the free market. But this is an example of capitalism without limits’ dark side and its contribution to America’s decline.
Would you like plastic or paper, er . . . brown bag?
What’s next–exotic dancing on Aisle Four?
Tags: America, CVS, Debbie Schlussel, Kroger, Meijer, Target, United States, Wal-Mart, Walgreens