New York City officials shut down vibrator giveaway

City officials pulled the plug on a vibrator giveaway by the Trojan condom company last week in NYC.

“I’m 57 years old. I should be able to get a vibrator!” declared Linda  Postell, who was among hundreds of women and men waiting in the heat on Pearl  Street. “I have a problem with the smoking ban, and  the soda ban — and now this!”

Trojan sent tingles of excitement across the city when it announced the  giveaway of some 10,000 vibrating sex toys from hot-dog-style pushcarts.

Trojan began by handing out about 400 free vibrators without incident on  Sixth Avenue in Rockefeller Center between 11 a.m. and noon last week.

The giveaways were scheduled to start at 4 p.m. in the Flatiron District and  near the South Street Seaport.

The promotion was  prematurely interrupted by City Hall, which sent a dark-suited representative to  put the squeeze on Trojan’s “Pleasure Carts.”

The spoilsport, who declined to identify himself, told Trojan’s reps at the  Flatiron location that they had to shut down because of the size of the crowd  that had gathered.

The event barely got started. The downtown event shut down about 40 minutes  later, and Trojan managed to dole out just a couple of hundred battery-operated  tinglers.

The decision to nix the giveaway clearly caused the mayor’s voter  satisfaction ratings to plummet among the empty-handed thrill seekers.

“There’s a lot more important things the city should be worried about than a  free-vibrator giveaway,” complained Park Slope bar owner Melody Henry, 42. “Bloomberg doesn’t want anyone to have fun. You can’t have a giant soda. You can’t have a vibrator.”

The Mayor’s Office insisted the vibrator switch-off was a permit issue, and  not due to any prudishness.

“This activity promoting Trojan products, which impeded pedestrian and street  traffic, did not have a permit,” City Hall said in a written statement. “The  production company affiliated with the event is currently in discussions with  the Mayor’s Office to hold a promotional event with proper permits at a later  date.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/city_kos_good_vibrations_Rtc8Up7hrIGqlC63E3J1fK#ixzz23m0KVcj1

 

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