Designer fashion boutique, sculpture garden, MOMA exhibit, pleasure toy shop, or all of the above? Pop into your local adult retail store and you're likely to wonder if you've walked a couple blocks too far and wound up in an art museum.
The term “sex toys” hardly does justice to the craftsmanship and design of the modern pleasure products we're seeing right now. The early days of vibrator manufacturing took their inspiration from - what else? - the penis. And don't get me wrong - anatomical toys can be fun depending on your turn-ons, but the human body can only provide so much inspiration. Today's vibe designers are borrowing from modern art and mixing high-end aesthetics with sexual wellness.