TELL US: Is It OK to Hand Out Sex Toys on Public Property?

City officials deny Trojan's request to hand out vibrators on City Hall Plaza, citing that the venue is too family oriented. Instead the sex toys will be given away today at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Trojan, the brand name associated with condoms, will be handing out sex toys on Monday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 pm at the Boston Center for the Arts in South Boston.

But not without controversy.

Originally Trojan wanted to hand out sex toy products at Boston's City Hall Plaza, but officials quickly banned that idea, saying that City Hall Plaza is a family oriented area and it wouldn’t be appropriate.

The Boston Globe reports that Trojan found a new venue in South Boston: the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, and it will give out samples of two products from its pleasure cart while supplies last on Monday, Dec. 3, between noon and 4 p.m.

Both Trojan and the BCA say that there is nothing wrong with the event as it will be inside in a private building, and the promoters will be checking IDs at door.

What do you think? Do you think an event like this is OK to promote and put on publicly? Or should there be some sort of guidelines that prevent an event like this to take place in the public eye? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

Matt December 04, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Andrue . Bob Costas not Kostas was talking about gun control during half time of Sunday nights football game. Not about sex.
Rodger Wonker December 04, 2012 at 10:25 PM
"rude awakeings" Welcome to 1967
Rodger Wonker December 04, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Is any topic or internet forum immune to Conservative Rage Syndrome? How does a dopey Trojan promotion segway into Bob Costas. Get a life.
Bert Owens December 07, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Well, in a small town on the Cape, there are people on Main street handing out pictures of our President with a Hitler moustache painted on. So, I cannot really imagine a sex toy in a discreet box being a problem
LCT December 08, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Deanie, Geez, get a grip. We're talking about a marketing tool for an adult product. Did you even bother to find out what said item is (HINT: it's not condoms, which all high schoolers are familiar with)? This item DOES NOT promote sexual promiscuity. What's with your "you young kids...." rant? I'm retired and tend to be a conversative, not some deranged wack-o. I'm also mature enough to recognize that sex is a normal, natural part of being a human being. I agree children/teens should be taught limits, responsibility, impulse control and consequences of sex before their mental maturity is developed enough to make an informed decision. However, what adults choose to do (or buy) is hardly anyone's business.


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