The French may have invented the bicycle, but it takes American ingenuity to come up with the two-wheeled dildo love fest that is Merry Saddles, a deeply clever and very kinky fusion of bicycles and sex toys that's all in the name of art. Be interesting to see someone enter the Tour De France on one of these... The brainchild of artist Kiera Dooley, she explains her pedal pumping creations thus:
The intention of my ongoing project is to "enlighten" society about desire in a positive and often humorous way. Poster propaganda was the primary medium of choice in which dildos attached to bicycle seats began to erect themselves in my lithographic prints. Subsequently, I designed hand bound erotic artist books, echoing literary smut that has been distributed throughout underground circles for ages. These books share intimate stories about my fetishistic alter ego and her desire for bicycles as sexual objects. Additional bicycle perversions surfaced in my imagination, bringing about the flamboyant Merry Saddles™ Bedroom Bicycles™ parading in custom lingerie and bicycles that have been physically transformed to accommodate intimate riding situations for couples. Theoretically stated, the bicycle has served as a loaded signifier within my work, oscillating between transcendentalism, feminism, and gender issues. Simply put, I love to ride my bicycle(s). [Read more]
We might have to get some of these. It makes our sex furniture look positively tame... or makes them works of art.