We have come a long way in recent years on how we view sex and sexuality. Why buying a product as a vibrator is still so taboo?
The history of sex toys involves many codewords. Decades ago, women relied on a kind of "Old Faithful" plug-in-the-wall vibrator, but the plug-in was not always so easy to travel.
Thanks to Sex and the City, the "Rabbit" became popular. It was one of the most revolutionary sex toys ever invented. Since then, we have seen a collection of sex toys coming to market, with all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes. Vibrators are also getting less and less pink, which is cool because it recognizes that many people enjoy the use of sex toys.
There is clearly progress being made, and we should be able to speak more openly about sex as a society. Children grow up learning that this is something we speak softly and use several code words for. However, if we openly discuss sex for what it really is - a very normal part of our human existence - we might not have had so much trouble with how sex is framed in the media, and how it subsequently affects young people
. With enough awareness, the taboo should eventually lift, and buying batteries for your vibrator will be as annoying as buying batteries for your flashlight.