A company called PinkBox is launching a sex toy vending machine in Philadelphia, and of course the local Fox affiliate did a story on it. A very blurry story.
This is a shot of the sex toy vending machine. Or it might be a really close up picture of cheese that's gone bad. I'm not sure. (via My Fox Philly)
Philadelphia is the lucky city getting North America's very first* sex toy vending machine, PinkBox. So of course, the local affiliate of super sex-positive Fox network sent their weekend reporter, Bill Anderson, out (because sex toys are for the WEEKEND) to learn about "the first adult sex toy vending machine."** What did Anderson find? A large, blurry box.
First of all, here's a real picture of the PinkBox, taken during the Fox 29 interview by sex educator Dr. Timaree Schmit, who's curating the box's contents to ensure that all of the products are safe, sex-positive, and generally excellent:
Dean talking to Fox29 about our big launch #pinkbox #sexpositive #sextoys
A photo posted by Timaree (@timbalingling) on
Schmit and one of PinkBox's co-creators, Dean Kitagawa, gave reasonable answers to Anderson's worried questions about the box that makes sex toys "as accessible as candy." To be fair, Anderson's criticisms were relative softballs. It appeared that the most research Fox 29 did into actual complaints about the box was a quick online browse, with Anderson noting: "The single largest question we saw online seems to be about where they'll be located and how accessible they'll be." Kitagawa assured Anderson that the boxes will be in bars, and they will not show up in any family restaurants. I just love that there's some world where people could imagine sex toy vending machines EVER showing up in family restaurants, as if the machines are suddenly going to gain sentience and lumber their way into a TGI Fridays.