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“I am my beloved’s. and my beloved is mine.” – Song of Solomon 6:3

Iris Silicone Rechargeable: $125.99

This quote is part of the header over at Book 22, an online Christian store that sells “intimacy products for married couples.”  They have a fine selection of intimacy kits and edibles, aids and jelly rings, or in sinner speak, lube kits and nipple nibblers, dildos and cock rings, respectively.

Ring of Passion: $19.99

This online nook was started by Joy Wilson, a wife and mother who went looking to spice up her sex life in a way that wouldn’t compromise her Christian values. Unfortunately, the market only turned up smut, nude women and men performing illicit acts and the like. Wilson decided to start her own “sin-free” sex toy business, as reported by NPR. When purchasing stock, Wilson says she only goes with products that don’t promote “unholy” sexual activity. Not tough to do when The Son of God is your buyer.

We pray about things before we add them to our site,” she says. “We live our lives very openly in front of Jesus, so we just kind of pray for direction about which way he would have us go, and I have to be honest with you — he’s really surprised us. … Almost our whole entire ‘special order’ page has come about from that. – NPR (Link)

Jesus obviously knows his way around the boudoir, as most of their products are for women. Though, there was this interesting, rubber tube thing for men.

Maven: $36.99

I love this for all of its cognitive dissonance, the cute euphemisms and the use of the Book of Solomon as a way to justify the type of  business this is. I get Joy Wilson’s spiritual intentions, though I think she misses the target, having been blinded by a lucrative opportunity in what I imagine to be an untouched market. And I doubt it’s her husband she’s thinking about when she aids herself.

I like Christians, the more fundamental the better. There isn’t much wiggle room when you are talking about the ultimate truth and I appreciate their conviction, as wacky as it may seem to me. Lord knows I could use some conviction. What I have a difficult time getting over is the idea of Jesus the shill, selling shirts and DVDs and CDs and Books, and now, apparently, dildos. It bums me out. He doesn’t even get royalties.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

*The fine print on Book 22’s homepage:

We avoid any objectionable wording or pictures in the line of products we offer. Your privacy and protection are important to us. You will not receive anything but what you have ordered. We will not send out unsolicited e-mail or any other material to you. Your information will NOT be sold or given out to anyone by our company.
All products are sold as a novelty only. By clicking on any link here you agree to be a married adult 18 years of age or older. The customer is responsible for following their state laws in regard to viewing or purchasing products from our online store.
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