If you're going to America, be very careful what you've got in your luggage. Over-zealous customs officials turned one poor woman's Christmas into a nightmare after finding flour-filled condoms in her luggage which were incorrectly identified by lab tests as cocaine. The condoms were a silly stress-reliever made by Janet Lee and her friends during their exams. Sheesh.
"She was a freshman on an academic scholarship at Bryn Mawr College, preparing to fly home to California for Christmas, sleep-deprived, with questions from a calculus exam still racing through her head.
In the space of a few hours on Dec. 21, 2003, Janet Lee landed in a Philadelphia jail cell, where she would remain for three weeks, held on $500,000 bail and facing 20 years in prison on drug charges.
All over flour found in her luggage.
"I haven't let myself be angry about what happened, because it would tear me apart," Lee said. "I'm not sure I can bear to face it... . I'm amazed at how naive I was."
That naivete, she said, began when screeners at Philadelphia International Airport inspecting her checked luggage found three condoms filled with white powder. Lee laughed and told city police they were filled with flour. It was just part of a phallic gag at a women's college, she told them, a stress-reliever, something to squeeze while studying for exams.
The police didn't find it funny. They told her a field test showed that the powder contained opium and cocaine.
A lab test later proved the substance was flour - and no one now disputes that Lee is innocent, including the prosecutor."
Here in the UK, we've got stacks of flour-free condoms for you to choose from and be delivered to your door. No reason to go anywhere near an airport...
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Another wonderful "Only in Japan" moment - Tokyo Times reports that the Japanese now have their own magazine completely dedicated to silicone love dolls. See the magazines covers for yourself to see how realistic they are. Another miracle of technology.
Here at Lovehoney we've stuck with the old fashioned blow up love dolls for maximum comedic possibilities - you can buy our Male Blow Up Doll to provide endless amusement at coffee mornings...
The popularity of I Rub My Duckie, the essential bathtime companion, shows that people love cute sex toys. If you want to add a few cuddly toys with wicked secrets to your home, we've got several going for a song in our super sex toy sale. Besides the classic Duckie, there's also the I Rub My Devil Duckie, with our favourite waterborne chum dolled up in devil gear but still looking cute; Horny Honey Vibrating Bear Furvert, a plush toy bear that gets jiggy when you press him in the right place; Mini Vibrating Honey Bee, a plastic toy that's perfect for your honey pot; and let's not forget the Bunny Humper Vibrating Furvert, which lasts as long as the Duracell Bunny and is a lot more fun...
Game for a dirty laugh? Lovehoney has got over 40 different sex games for you to choose from that's guaranteed to get a party going and bring smiles to everyone's faces - plus maybe a whole lot more. For boys who love boys, we've currently got a huge discount on our Gay Play game - down to £2.99 from £24.99! (And check out our gay superstore site Cock Locker too if you want more bargains). We've also got stuff like Sensual Sex Dice, Kama Sutra playing cards and the Lust Erotic Board Game. You could also try Fetish, the sexy game for daring couples. See our whole selection of sex games to make your next party go with a bang!
We've got a couple of great videos up for grabs at bargain prices in our Super Sex Toys Sale. There's Massage For Lovers, which extols the benefits of massage between couples and how you can really help each other's well-being as well as improving your intimate fun; and there's also Fitness For Lovers, which describes how fitness and enjoyment of sex are significantly connected and how you can exercise better to ensure you get the best results in the bedroom. There's 60 per cent off the cost of each of these vids - you can order them online from Lovehoney for £7.99 each.
We've written before about how much fun you can have making a cast of your own willy for your nearest and dearest - and now we've made it even easier for you to be a Plaster Caster because the Clone A Willy kit is now in our Super Sex Toys Sale with nearly 50 per cent off the recommended retail price! What's even better with the Clone A Willy is not only can you craft a complete replica of your todger, you can also turn the results of your hard work (snigger) into a vibrator. We have the technology...
Slate magazine have a great online slideshow that runs through the history of the vibrator. Did you know that "Hamilton Beach of Racine, Wis., patented the first take-home vibrator in 1902, making the vibrator the fifth electrical appliance to be introduced into the home, after the sewing machine and long before the electric iron"? No, neither did we. We've got plenty of vibrators you can take home with you, and they're somewhat more modern than the 1902 models...