Netflix for Sextoys: It was only a matter of time.
Jezebel has a post up today about a service called Rent-a-Dildo. Three guesses what kind of service Rent-a-Dildo provides. If you guessed, "You can rent a dildo from them," you get a gold star. The home page of Rent-a-Dildo's Web site offers us a prime example of Awesomeness In Photoshopping in which a clean cut yuppie looking couple are giggling and wrestling over what one can assume was once a remote control. The ad copy exhorts that theirs is the "best way to rent sex toys" which implies that not only are there other ways to rent sex toys but that this is the least disturbing way to do it. Rent-a-Dildo's FAQ crushes any hope you might have that the toys delivered are unused: "We've developed a patent-pending process for thoroughly cleaning each toy before it is sent out to a customer. Our extensive research and testing indicate that this will allow us to provide safe, hygienic sex toys without the fear of transmission of disease." According to Museum of Hoaxes, it's a joke. You know what that means? This business model is still up for grabs. Who wants in? Number of times I said "dildo" in this entry: 5. –Andy Wright