By Cory Silverberg, About.com Guide
Updated September 04, 2011
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It may seem like the life of a celebrity is enviable. But there are many ways in which being a celebrity sucks. One of them is a lack of sexual privacy or respect. Not that all celebrities act in a way that suggests they want or deserve to be respected, but even those who do can be unfairly outed for their sexual interests. Since I take a strict do-no-harm approach to sex education, far be it from me to participate in the non consensual outing of celebrities sex toy interests. As such, the following list of celebrity sex toy connections only includes those that are revealed by said celebrity. Guilt free fluff. If you have a connection to add, let me know.
Real Sex Toys from Real Housewives
In the tangled web of reality television self-promotion it’s hard to know what comes first, the cry for attention/marketing ploy or the interest from the entertainment media and TV watching public. It’s not that Kandi Burruss hadn’t already achieved some fame as a singer before she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she credits sexpert and sex toy spokesmodel Laura Berman with the idea for having her own line of sex toys. It’s kind of nether-world celebrity sex toy connection, not particularly salacious, and not particularly famous either. The good news is that her toys, called Bedroom Kandi, are being made by the folks at OhMiBod which means you can expect Kandi’s toys to be of better quality and better design than those of her inspiration.
Lady Gaga Inspired by Adult Store
It’s no specific product endorsement, and maybe she says this to all the cities she tours, but in Charlotte, NC Lady Gaga professed her admiration for XXX stores, particularly their porn selection, which she explained was much more fun than the porn stores in New York (she finds those boring). She was inspired enough by the adult stores she passed on the highway, that they will apparently feature in a new song. Minutes after this Youtube video as uploaded, legions of porn publicists began figuring out ways to use Lady Gaga’s name in their next release for Clam Lappers Volume #162.
Mark Twain’s Vibrator
In 2010, one hundred years after his death, the first volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography will be published. Given that he was by many accounts a “sexual man” it is perhaps not unfitting that one of the first teasers about the text revealed that Twain owned, used, and recommended to friends, the Arnold Electric massager, known these days as an electric vibrator.
Too Young for Vibrators?
When 16-year-old Taylor Momsen, one of the stars of Gossip Girl revealed in an interview that she isn’t dating and considers her vibrator her best friend, it provided at least a few days of meaningly blog fodder. Some were offended, others were offended at the offense, and everyone took the opportunity to make at least one disparaging comment about a 16 year old girl. Momsen didn’t identify her preference in sex toys, but the idea of teens using vibrators does have the Oprah seal of approval and I most of the outraged folks didn’t seem to care about that revelation. It’s interesting that for all the hand-wringing and moralizing about her age, the response to her revelation wasn’t that different than the response to stars who are over 16 talking about their vibrators.
After getting released from prison Martha Stewart began doing more media to take back some of the attention she lost while locked up. In one memorable appearance (not surprisingly on the Howard Stern show) Martha gave a shout out to her favorite vibrator. Suitable for such a powerful woman, she loves The Thumper, which is used by physiotherapists and body workers, but according to Martha is also very handy for sex.
Halle Berry’s Embrace
She didn’t get specific on product, but Halle Berry has a sex shop review for you. Responding to a question about sexuality when you’re single, Berry wisely suggests that one shouldn’t rule out sex just because one doesn’t have a partner, “…that’s not good. You can still embrace your body by going to the gym or going to The Pleasure Chest.”
Tracy Morgan’s Emotions
So as it turns out, Tracy Morgan DID run into a Babeland sex shop in SoHo and shout “do you have any Motion Lotion?”. For the uninitiated, Motion Lotion (which is actually a rip off of the original Emotion Lotion) is a sickly sweet flavored warming liquid. Most of the formulations are not condom compatible, making me worry a bit about Morgan’s other supposed purchase.
Eva Longoria’s Best Friend’s Best Friend
There was a media moment where Eva Longoria kept speaking out publicly about sex. It was surprisingly refreshing (at least most of it) but then apparently publicists and marketers decided it was too much. But not before Longoria made several pitches for the benefits of rabbit vibrators. Lamenting that she didn’t discover the joys of sex toys sooner (because they add to an overall healthy sex life which includes solo and partner sex, she adds) Longoria cryptically revealed that when she gives her girlfriends vibrators “they scream”.
A Christmas Gift from Debbie Reynolds
In Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher describes receiving a vibrator from her mother as a Christmas gift when she was fifteen. Her mom, Debbie Reynolds apparently also gave a vibrator to her mother that year. In theory not a bad gift, but if it was left under the tree it’s also not the most respectful way to support your daughter (and mother’s) sexual exploration.
Dave Stewart Rocks a Vibe
Leave it to legendary musician and record producer Dave Stewart to take sex toys seriously enough to use is power, fame, and creativity, to create a vibrator of his own. The former Eurythmic teamed up with Jimmyjane to create a signature edition of their Little Something vibrators and released an accompanying song, “Let’s Do It Again”.
50 Cent Vibrator Worth More Than 50 Cents
Well before Dave Stewart penned a song to go with a vibrator, 50 Cent promised a personally endorsed vibe. This was back in 2005, and no word on the progress of the 50 Cent vibe, but unlike some celebrity endorsed sex toys, at least 50 had a hand in the design. he likes blue, so it’s going to be blue.
High School Musical Sex Shop
Whether they want to remembered for their trip to this Los Angeles area sex shop or not, then High School Musical stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens willingly documented their visit via a few fan pictures taken next to the “Lovin’ Lamb Party Sheep” and bulk packaged penis stir sticks. With great stores like Pleasure Chest and Coco de Mer, I’m not sure why they chose this place, but maybe their love for cheese overwhelms their taste in sex toys.