‘Kosher’ dildos? Sex toys increasingly marketed to religious crowds

By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:07 EDT
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Did you know that you can get kinky while still worshiping the Lord? It’s true, according to a new and somewhat perplexing online trend: religious sex toy shops.

On Friday night’s “The Young Turks,” Current TV hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian made light of the subject, which was recently examined by The Daily Beast.

Uygur observed that there are currently at least four sites marketing adult products to Christians: Book 22, Hookin’ Up Holy, Intimacy of Eden and Covenant Spice.

“I like that one,” Kasparian said of the last shop. “That’s a good name.”

“Well, Book 22 has some rules,” Cenk added. “They won’t sell condoms or anal products. I don’t make the rules, I’m just telling you.”

Other shops, aimed at Jewish and Muslim customers, struck a different tone. “Kosher Sex Toys” is one; “El Asira” is another. While “El Asira” does not sell any actual motorized toys, they do specialize in massage products and lubricants, Cenk noted.

“They’re very Sharia compliant, which I love,” Kasparian joked.

This video is from Current TV’s “The Young Turks,” broadcast Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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