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Quack, Squeak, Hop: Vibes for Moms With a Sense of Humor

Tell me what you think about these crazy kid-like vibes in the comment field below and enter to win a Yooo, a $119 value!

When I was a new mom, I remember being outraged by what my academic friend referred to as the “infantilization of motherhood.” For those B students like me, that is a fancy way of saying that mothers get marketed to as if they are the child,  not the adult. For example, I went to buy a diaper bag–one’s defacto purse for 2 years–and all of them had duckies on them (in 14 years this has changed alot; now I could have a diaper bag designed by celebrity mom Heidi Klum herself!).

So when I first encountered toys like the Duckie Vibe, which is exactly like what it sounds–a vibrating rubber duck, I experienced a sort of horror by association. I didn’t need something to look like a duck to get me off now that I was a mom, I could own my adult desires and proudly wank away with phallic-shaped toys if I wanted to!

But the first chink in my armor came courtesy of the Hello Kitty, which made me laugh out loud and want one at the same time. Not because I felt infantilized, but because it was such a friggin’ cute and kitsch toy (ok, and my kids were well past infancy). I wrote a separate post on it at the time, with this comment:

Yooo Vibrator, $119 (it got to ride the Matterhorn)

“Plenty of everyday objects have been appropriated as vibrators (there are vibrators that look like lipstick, some like pens, some like rubber ducky bath toys). It makes sense that moms might like these because we tend to be more concerned about our toys getting discovered, and this lets us hide them in plain sight. “

I also admit that these toys have a charmingly disarming quality to them, so that if you’re at all nervous about trying a sex toy, these toys could help break the ice a bit. They clearly are catching on because the three newest “vibes in disguise” (as we call them), are hysterical:

Yooo. I can’t say anything about this without inviting a cease and desist by a major entertainment conglomerate, but please, the photo at top says it all. Plus, the ears, oops, I mean round balls of this silicone-sheathed Fun Factory vibe each house their own motor and feel marvelously strong.

Love Bunnie. I almost stuck these in my kids’ Easter baskets because the cuteness factor nearly overwhelmed my good sense. But I want one of my very own.

 

 

Forbidden Fruit. Perhaps after surviving 14 years of Disney movies, I can have a secret crush on an apple that not only doesn’t kill you, but restores health, vigor and beauty to your cheeks once you’ve had your way with it.

So, what do you think? Would you play with these toys? Comment below from now till the end of May, 2011 and I’ll draw a winner at random to receive the Yooo in pink!

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12 Responses to “Quack, Squeak, Hop: Vibes for Moms With a Sense of Humor”

  1. Cristina SG says:

    I think that making funny vibes is amazing. I love the shape of the Yoo! And I have never considered the similarity displayed in your pic! That’s hilarious.
    The love bunnies are adorable as well. I was tented to buy one on my last trip to Babeland and I might get one for me for my birthday. The other funny-looking vibe that I love in Babeland is the Bubbles Vibe! It looks really pretty as well.

  2. pherociouscake says:

    i actually have a Love Bunnie of my own, and it’s so ridiculously cute and inconspicuous that i actually have it sitting out on my dresser. it’s very nice, and fairly convenient that i will not have to worry about misplacing it.

  3. buzzvibe says:

    I would totally play with any of the above! I love that sex toys have moved beyond the plain white classic vibrator and realistic-looking dongs. I have kids, and while I keep my playthings locked away from prying eyes, I still prefer more discreet looking sex toys. Fun Factory is one of my favorite manufacturers, so I especially want to try the Yooo, and those Love Bunnies are too dang adorable.

  4. Amanda says:

    These are so adorable and functional whether you’re a mom or not. Some times a girl just wants something cute to play with instead of always having something phallic and boring. The two motors on the Yooo sound great too.

  5. Janey says:

    It’s nice to have toys that can, if even only on accident, be left out and no one is any the wiser. Yooo could very easily be mistaken for a back massager, and makes it possible not to have to face embarassment.

  6. Karen Blue says:

    Ha! I have a Bzzz Buddy vibe that has a panda bear on it! It is a pocket rocket that worked really well. I have mixed feelings about the toys. Maybe they are geared to younger people, like 19-25 that haven’t had kids yet and still believe they are princesses?

    I would love to get my hands on a Yooo! It is my most coveted thing from fun factory, aside from the Share!

  7. Miss T says:

    Although I don’t have any of these fun looking toys I think they’re great! I think it’s amazing how far they have come from the traditional vibes back in the day. I definitely would play with all of the above! I’ve been lusting after the Yooo! Now the Forbidden Fruit really intrigues me & I Love the Bunnies too! ; )

  8. Terri Cole says:

    i probably wouldn’t buy one, but hell yes, i’ll take a freebie!

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  10. SHannon says:

    I am not sure how I feel about the bunny. Maybe it just looks far to toy like for me to feel comfortable. But I love the shape of the Yooo. Its modern yet fun. And I must admit that I really love the Mouse ears picture. It is whimsical and made me laugh. I would love to give this toy a go. But the rabbit shaped toys are out, Ill save the stuffed rabbits for the children.

    Cheers

  11. Amanda G says:

    I love the cute factor of these toys, but I am not sure I could take them seriously. Would that oh so adorable bunny ruin my mood in the heat of the moment or would I smile slyly as it sat on my dresser discretely…?
    I’m not sure.
    I do appreciate the cute factor, sometimes the phallic factor on some toys is just too much! The Yooo is adorable, but not overly childlike. I want one!

  12. Anne says:

    This contest is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks everyone for commenting!

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