the irish “sex toy” seems to be the same device in Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Bloom takes the box out of the draw and examines it. memories, dreams, reflections. a non-electric anal probe of some sort. a toy for him and Molly? i’ve forgotten. Steve
There was this programme on the tele recently where a very clever sex toy company got a group of sexually frustrated women to start a sort of support group. Part of the therapy was to get the women to design a sex toy. Then the women’s confidence really grew as they were told the best designs were going to be actually made into sex toys. The range that followed as a result became very, very successful. The company became even more successful, and what ever happened to the frustrated women, well, they probably bought the sex toys, for themselves, without a penny discount and got every family member who was given it as “their best ever present” to write a glowing review, so the sex toys companies sold more and more. If you are thinking about designing a sex toy, I have a very cautionary tale to tell you, butt, I would be looking for 5 cents fro every toy you sold. .