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In a final death blow for the values which once made Blighty great - long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, triumphant foreign wars, etc, etc - Good Housekeeping has published a reader guide to the top five vibrators. For its October issue, the "housewives' bible" (as the Telegraph puts …

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Boffin

Fun Factory

I can confirm that Fun Factory do indeed make very good products... just don't buy them from Ann Summers, where they charge 3x the cost on the fun factory website, funfactory.de IIRC.

They're well built as well as effective. Importantly, the batteries also last a long time (so they have green credentials too)!

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Happy

Can I be the first to rate this story...

... "Oh Orgasmic"?

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Unhappy

My wife buys this but I never seen this article

And I'm sure she doesn't have a Vibe......

Well not that I have ever seen..................................

but she does go to bed early a lot...hmmmmmm I may be missing something here

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Anonymous Coward

Hysterical

You may want to Google for the old medical treatments for the condition "Hysteria".

Not necessarily safe for work.

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Paris Hilton

eewww...

for christs sake! my mum reads Good Housekeeping - the thought of here being subjected to such modern tabooism is horrific - and what if dad see's it? Jeez its all gonna end in tears!

(paris the demonstrator)

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Paris Hilton

Stiff upper lip

I worked in France with a French woman of about 30 years of age a few years ago. Now, in fairness, she had lived most of her life in a very rural, rather sheltered village in the middle of nowhere and wasn't exactly worldly-wise.

But when we informed her that most British girls (meaning, about 16-25 years old) owned a vibrator she collapsed in a fit of giggles and remained in that state for some hours...

Who said the British were sexually repressed (or that the French were otherwise!)?

Paris. Guess why.

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Coat

Good Housekeeping?

So, Good Housekeeping has found a story that's created a bit of a buzz. Well done!

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Anonymous Coward

husbands

> 52 per cent of testers’ husbands suggested they should try one

Presumably so the husbands could then get back to the cricket grounds, warm beer and invincible green suburbs?

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Paris Hilton

Surely a publication...

..such as Good Housekeeping should be suggesting love eggs so the good housewife can get on with rubbing beeswax into woodwork, making jam etc., whilst getting her double-A powered fix.

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Coat

I'm looking forward to next month....

I hear there's an article on trimming the bushes.

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IT Angle

typical...

ruthless German efficiency

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Happy

Hmmm

One fact I will never forget is something I learnt from flicking through a copy of Cosmo around 1996. Hitachi, the maker of fine consumer durables and high-end storage kit, used to make girly joy-toys too! No idea if they still do, not something you chase up the prices of everyday!

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Paris Hilton

@AC

"I worked in France with a French woman of about 30 years of age a few years ago. Now, in fairness, she had lived most of her life in a very rural, rather sheltered village in the middle of nowhere and wasn't exactly worldly-wise.

But when we informed her that most British girls (meaning, about 16-25 years old) owned a vibrator she collapsed in a fit of giggles and remained in that state for some hours...

Who said the British were sexually repressed (or that the French were otherwise!)?

Paris. Guess why."

Maybe she was just amused that British girls feel the need to have aids in the first place, whereas the French just get on down and Le Shag :D

Although I hope that most girls clean theirs after use unlike one of my female friends. (Long story short......"Ooh a candle.....EEWWWWWW" Nuff said really)

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Says it all really

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCeD_6Y3GQc

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IT Angle

Err ok...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a prude, but where's the IT angle?

Do any of the play toys come with blue tooth or some other wi-fi so their 'partner' could control the fun?

If not, while a nice article, why here?

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Next big thing?

Make the Drildo compatible with Whisks?

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Terminator

Almost unthinkingly...

I nearly demanded pictures, links, etc... But I'm not sure...

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Grenade

Re: Stiff upper lip

I would not be so sure what exactly was she giggling about.

Certain sayings by Saymoor Cray about virtual memory tend to come to mind here... (for sake of the IT angle).

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@Ian Michael Gumby

You sir, better be trolling.

In case you're not, what section is this in? That's right.

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Re: Err ok...

You seem to know quite a lot about these things, Ian - would you like to be our sex toy correspondent? (NB There is no opening for a sex toy correspondent. Yes I said 'opening'. Isn't that funny.)

The IT angle, further to your enquiry, has to be just right or the whole experience is entirely disappointing.

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Gates Horns

IT Anglophobe

Just imagine if MS wrote the software for them. Brings new meaning to "blue screen of death".

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Awww

When I was a little Dutch boy, my parents let me watch television unsupervised in the weekend mornings. What my parents did in those hours I dread to think about, but I was watching the only thing that was on at the early hours of saturdays and sundays. I was watching 'Fun Factory', that's right! Fun Factory!

My childhood memory of a small boy slowly grasping the English he's hearing on the telly is now ruined. From this day onward I shall not only remember Fun Factory as that innocent British television show of yore but also as a top of the line manufacturer of high quality massage sticks -- as I recall they where called in those days.

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@Ian Michael Gumby

May I be the first to welcome you to the BOOTNOTES section. That is the section of El Reg which needs no excuse whatsoever to publish stories of a totally non-it (i.e. sexual) nature.

However, for your information, Vibrators are battery powered and El Reg has a great interest in the development of current and future battery technology for use in "leccy Tech"

There's your IT angle :-)

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Boffin

Hitachi

Yep, Hitachi makes the Magic Wand, which has been one of the most popular vibes for quite some time.

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@/dev/me

Can we have more comments starting with "When I was a little Dutch boy". It is perhaps one of the most amusing yet simultaneously worrying starts to a comment I've read (second to "APK") - I really didn't know where you were going with it.

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Homophone Gambit Declined

Sarah,

Surely you meant to ask Mr Gumby whether he wished to become "...our sex toy co-respondent" before pointing out that such a task might not involve any journalistic talent.

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Boffin

@ Ian Michael Gumby

> Do any of the play toys come with blue tooth

FYI: http://www.thetoy.co.uk/

NSFW, unsurprisingly

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@Err ok...

I think the Reg has recognised ot has overlooked developments in this area of technological gadgetry. We get phones, ipodalikes yada yada, but when i get in after a difficult day at the network interface the last thing I want is to be pestered for sex. I can plug the missis into the winner fo this month's What vibrator performance test. Seems essential really

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Bah!

Clearly a biased report.

The Hitachi Magic Wand is noisy, requires mains electricity and comes with stern warnings about it overheating if it runs for more than half an hour. It is consistently rated "better than sex" by women who are asked, yet was not included in the models used in this so-called poll.

Mrs Stevie assures me she only uses hers for the articles on gardening.

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Unthrustworthy

My wife has no need for such devices, preferring instead to use a pole. I have, of course, complained to their embassy.

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Paris Hilton

@ac - 14:37 GMT - last thing I want

You've got to be kidding. When I were younger the only thing on my mind was the dream of being "pestered for sex". Then when I got married it was the dream of being "pestered for sex".

After having multiple sprog it was the dream of being "pestered for sex". Now that I'm old and forgotten what sex was all about, it's still the dream of being "pestered for sex".

I keep hoping.

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FAIL

House advert fail.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/fail-owned-house-advertisement-fail.jpg

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@House advert fail

Perhaps not - maybe it was made using a kit and the owner is really saying 'Girth matters - live here and you too could impress the ladies'

Though since it doesn't look like that house has seem a woman's touch perhaps the owner wasn't bothered about satisfying the ladies.

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Apple iProd

I just had this vision of Apple making a device called an iProd. The advanced version would be an iProd Touchless with blue tooth and handsfree kit. Randomly exploding batteries would be a special feature.

The icon? Well, if all the girls had an iProd, all the guys would need one of these.

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@Err, ok

"Do any of the play toys come with blue tooth or some other wi-fi so their 'partner' could control the fun?"

Yes. Perhaps you need to socialise more.

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@spezzer

Only 13% were vibrator virgins. What are the odds?

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@ dunncha

Quote .... "<My wife> ... I'm sure she doesn't have a Vibe......"

She does actually. The reason yoiu haven't seen it is she keeps it at my place.

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IT Angle

The IT connection!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/28/bluetooth_device/#top

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@House advert fail

Oh! Come on!! It's just a Candle ....................

Mine's the one with the spare batteries in the pocket!

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@/dev/me

"When I was a little Dutch boy"

But where was your finger? In the dyke?

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