charity shop shock.

I thought I had seen it all in a charity shop until a few months ago.

Me and my sister happened to go into a break charity shop looking for anything that was random or had style and was cheap.

After spending sometime searching the clothes we went to the section where all the trinkets and bits and bods where kept. Out of all the wine glasses, old plates and things was a little black box with a £2.75 price tag on. Wondering what the box had in it we actually opened it.

Out popped a metal vibrator... we were actually very grossed out as it was not sealed and had probably once been used. We where even more shocked that not only would a charity shop sell such an item but it was placed on a shelf that children had access to. We ended up backing out of the shop and running to the closest toilets to wash our hands.

We have considered that maybe someone had just placed it there as a joke... but still we will never be going back there again.

Has anyone else ever found something like this at a charity shop before?

Metal vibe?

If it was these they aren't actually sex toys:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baoding_Balls

no it looked like one of these

http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=7

shocking i,m sure that they check all the stock that comes in to see if its ok and to price it ,...bless the old dears they might not have known what it was

The Nymphomaniac wrote:

no it looked like one of these

http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=7

Well... not a bad discount then.External Media

My best friend works in a british heart foundation shop i can't wait t phone her and see if she has ever had anything like that in!

VW x

Was the box nice?

no it was just a plain black cardboard thing.

Charity Shop vibrator - that's classic! I bet the folks running the place haven't a clue what it is... I'm sure it happens time to time though - I do house clearances for a living and over the years have come across the occasional dildo or vibe, some of the 'novelty present' variety, still in their boxes tucked away at the back of cupboards, others nice & handy in the bedside drawer. It's not just young folks that have these things - that's for sure. Plus there's the fairly regular occurance of old fella's with substantial collections of hillariously old-skool porn mags.

The most 'unusual' one was the old chap who, in the back of his closet had a full leather Village People style bdsm outfit in the back of his closet - complete with leather hat, shorts, jacket... and a riding crop. Good on him I say! Enjoying life to the end! ...I bet if he'd been able to use the internet he would've been here on OA!

SlipperyWhenWet wrote:

Charity Shop vibrator - that's classic! I bet the folks running the place haven't a clue what it is... I'm sure it happens time to time though - I do house clearances for a living and over the years have come across the occasional dildo or vibe, some of the 'novelty present' variety, still in their boxes tucked away at the back of cupboards, others nice & handy in the bedside drawer. It's not just young folks that have these things - that's for sure. Plus there's the fairly regular occurance of old fella's with substantial collections of hillariously old-skool porn mags.

The most 'unusual' one was the old chap who, in the back of his closet had a full leather Village People style bdsm outfit in the back of his closet - complete with leather hat, shorts, jacket... and a riding crop. Good on him I say! Enjoying life to the end! ...I bet if he'd been able to use the internet he would've been here on OA!

That may be the case, I have nothing against anyone having toys, but when you put them in a charity shop? Thats just gross!

If it was Victorian or early 20th century, I would have bought it!

I have a book called "The Technology of Orgasm", which is about 19th to 20th century vibrators and their usage for treating so called hysteria.

Personally I'd rather have a vibe to use than collect used ones, dont get it myself, what purpose do they serve

the_24th_moment wrote:

If it was Victorian or early 20th century, I would have bought it!

I have a book called "The Technology of Orgasm", which is about 19th to 20th century vibrators and their usage for treating so called hysteria.

I've read that book and it isn't all about hysteria... also it mentions the first every steam powered vibe which was made in the 1700s.... I might be slightly incorrect here but correct me if I’m wrong. I think if it had of been one of these vibes I would of purchased it.... but as the vibe itself would had taken up more room than the charity shop itself I doubt it was. It was just a plain 1990s vibe.

Student20 wrote:

Was the box nice?

Lolololol! External Media

ugh the though of it makes me wanna puke ...did any body think to point it out to them then?