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Objects of Desire (NSFW)

By: on February 27, 2016
Objects of Desire
$29.58
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Everyone's all on about the advancements in the computer industry. The cell phone industry. The automotive industry. But what about the sex toy industry? Isn't it about time they got the props they deserve for the groundbreaking contributions they've made to society? The sex selfie stick? The Tenga Flip Hole?

In Objects of Desire: A Showcase of Modern Erotic Products and the Creative Minds Behind Them Rita Cantinella Orrell finally exalts (or at least curates) adult toys as the "beautifully crafted objects" they are. Over 100 toys, pieces of jewelry, and accessories are featured in stunning photos showcasing their nature as high-tech gadgets or handcrafted pieces of art. Concise rundowns of the items' names and, uh, applications, complement the images, while minimal graphic clutter allows them to shine (and buzz, twist, and squeeze) on their own.

Objects of Desire takes the position that formerly don't-ask-don't-tell sex toys "are in the midst of a design revolution." They are worthy not only of their depiction as art, but also of a spot on your coffee table.

Until your mama comes over. Then maybe hide your copy of Objects in the drawer underneath.

Check out an in-depth look at some of the items you may (or may not) see in the pages of Objects of Desire in my review of Tex Toys: The 10 Strangest Mixes of Tech & Sex.