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March 19, 2004 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Kisses, the sexy urinal. Virgin Airlines is on the cutting edge.
posted by archimago (58 comments total)

 
I have one thing to say about Virgin Airlines: Shaggy-headed corporation heads can suck my ass.
posted by jonmc at 9:27 AM on March 19, 2004


Market research shows that the average man enjoys pissing into women's mouths?
posted by jozxyqk at 9:28 AM on March 19, 2004


It'll be a hit with the watersport crowd, but I'm a bit disgusted by it. Here's an idea: make urinals and toilets look like urinals and toilets and not women's mouths.
posted by AstroGuy at 9:29 AM on March 19, 2004


If there's one thing that makes me feel like a man, it's pissing into a woman's mouth.
posted by xmutex at 9:35 AM on March 19, 2004


Maybe the AFA should make this next week's target.
posted by archimago at 9:38 AM on March 19, 2004


and golden showers hit the mainstream...Where are the right-wing nutcases to protest this? (oh, i forget--this is still hetero)
posted by amberglow at 9:42 AM on March 19, 2004


How passive-aggressive.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:43 AM on March 19, 2004


I dunno, they look like womens mouths, but with one big plus: they don't talk.
posted by jonmc at 9:43 AM on March 19, 2004


If something is going to be offensive, it should also be very funny. This is not very funny, maybe mildly funny, and anywhere from pretty to very offensive. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to piss on this idea.

Aaaaaaaaa, I feel much better
posted by Outlawyr at 9:46 AM on March 19, 2004


You guys worry too much. Thinking is for the gloopy ones.
posted by coelecanth at 9:47 AM on March 19, 2004


Bad news all around. Encourages/aggravates unflattering attitude toward women. Possibly unsettling as well (what if, mid-piss, the jaws were to clamp shut on you?)

I proclaim slippery-slope, and say these urinals will lead to: door handles shaped like a woman's bum (goose to open); ATM card slots resembling something even more unmentionable; and a woman's-face-shaped alarm clock that you have to slap to shut off.

No thanks.
posted by kurumi at 9:50 AM on March 19, 2004


No thanks indeed.
posted by agregoli at 9:53 AM on March 19, 2004


these urinals will lead to: door handles shaped like a woman's bum (goose to open); ATM card slots resembling something even more unmentionable; and a woman's-face-shaped alarm clock that you have to slap to shut off.

*gets out credit card and order form*
posted by jonmc at 9:55 AM on March 19, 2004


Encourages/aggravates unflattering attitude toward women.

It's kinda jagger-ish. Does that help?

One could pretend it was a drag queen if you were offended,
but for the most part, it's icky no matter how you look at it.
posted by milovoo at 9:55 AM on March 19, 2004


A woman's mouth is for cumming in, not pissing in. This is a crime against nature.

When do the coprophiles get the woman's mouth shaped toilet bowl?

I'm really not easily offended, but I would refuse to use this; it's misogyny plain and simple.
posted by Blue Stone at 10:09 AM on March 19, 2004


http://www.bathroom-mania.com/toilet/toilet.html

I find that more disturbing. "A birdie that sings with every flush."

WTF?
posted by bargle at 10:21 AM on March 19, 2004


Blue Stone, let me understand you more clearly. You said: A woman's mouth is for cumming in, not pissing in. This is a crime against nature.

And then proceed to state that the urinal is misogynistic? Poor humor aside, damn...that's insulting, and hypocritical.
posted by BlueTrain at 10:28 AM on March 19, 2004


Women should protest this by supergluing a mustache on it!
posted by SweetIceT at 10:28 AM on March 19, 2004


I predict two outcomes:

1. People who are pee-shy will have to hold it for the duration of the flight.

2. The frequency of inflight masturbation will rise.
posted by me & my monkey at 10:38 AM on March 19, 2004


BlueTrain, I was being ironically facetious.

I don't think I can put this in a way that's not affected by the subject matter, so: If your dick is pointing at a woman's mouth, and there is an agreement that you're going to use the two things in conjunction, I would suggest that sperm, rather than urine, is a far more, um, 'natural' thing to deposit, hence the joke.

You think a blow-job is insulting to a woman?

<whistles>issues</whistles>
posted by Blue Stone at 10:46 AM on March 19, 2004


Yeah, I don't get the attraction of peeing in to a urinal shaped like a woman's mouth. I'd be waaay more entertained if they had a urinal shaped like a shooting gallery with duckies and spinning dealies and other stuff to make peeing fun again. You know, like when you were a kid and you could pee outside and stuff.

Or, there's a cheap way to do this too, get a magazine and put the picture of whoever you want to pee on into the urinal.
posted by fenriq at 10:54 AM on March 19, 2004


The company seems bent on making products that are really just kind of stupid. A hanging bathtub? Um, okay.
posted by fenriq at 10:55 AM on March 19, 2004


Uh-oh, I think the two Blues are headed for a pissing match.
posted by me3dia at 10:58 AM on March 19, 2004


I understood the joke. What I can't understand is how a sexist comment like "A woman's mouth is for cumming in" is okay, but this urinal is somehow misogynistic. It's the equivalent of saying that a over-weight person's mouth is for shoving food in. It's rude, and in your case, sexist.
posted by BlueTrain at 11:02 AM on March 19, 2004


Let's put it this way: Making a urinal out of a human mouth, a man's or woman's, is deeply offensive to other human beings. The sheer coarseness and violence of it is beyond belief.
posted by Faze at 11:17 AM on March 19, 2004


Actually, BlueTrain, I think Blue Stone explained himself very well.
posted by jon_kill at 11:26 AM on March 19, 2004


I think it is just a big funny mouth.
posted by the fire you left me at 11:31 AM on March 19, 2004


I'd probably miss the bowl completely and pee all over the top of it, and then have to send flowers to apologize.
You know, like usual.
posted by dong_resin at 11:54 AM on March 19, 2004 [1 favorite]


Interesting. So we're mainly agreed that this is a tacky and disrespectful idea, eh?

Funny, then, how the dress-up Christ is touted on Meta as a wonderful idea.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:14 PM on March 19, 2004



posted by hama7 at 12:16 PM on March 19, 2004


I heart dong_resin. Where you been, man?
posted by ashbury at 12:46 PM on March 19, 2004


This situation is easily remedied with the installation of a toilet in the women's bathroom in the shape of a man's head.

But seriously, this is a little crude. I' only piss into it if it resembled Don Rumsfeld's mouth.
posted by bicyclingfool at 12:58 PM on March 19, 2004


Interesting. So we're mainly agreed that this is a tacky and disrespectful idea, eh?

Funny, then, how the dress-up Christ is touted on Meta as a wonderful idea.


Well, I never wrote that it was a wonderful idea. My comments were about the AFA's strong-arm tactics. But the dress up jesus is weak satire, while this is promoting the use of a woman's mouth as a place to deposit your bodily waste.

funny how different things offend different people. Unlike the AFA, I'm not suggesting that the kissy lips people shouldn't be allowed to sell this. I'm just bringing it to the attention of the Blue.
posted by archimago at 12:58 PM on March 19, 2004


MetaFilter is a collection of 70 year old rocking chair porch gossipers/complainers/alarmists stuck in a congealed mass of 20-30 somethings with hip but boring jobs.

Lips. Urinals.

Don't turn grey over it.
posted by Satapher at 1:01 PM on March 19, 2004


five fresh fish, thank you for pointing out the hypocrisy
posted by h00dini at 1:11 PM on March 19, 2004


Satapher, which one are you?
posted by archimago at 1:19 PM on March 19, 2004


I guess I can add a second entry to the list of pictures on the internet that will give me an instant case of the heaves. I don't know whether to be disappointed that my stomach is made of some material less rigid than iron, or relieved that there is still a corner of my brain which has yet to achieve cynical detachment.
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:19 PM on March 19, 2004


"Kisses is always there in need and makes from a daily event a blushing experience!"

A daily event?
posted by waldo at 1:32 PM on March 19, 2004


Funny, then, how the dress-up Christ is touted on Meta as a wonderful idea.

Anti-Christian litmus test.
posted by hama7 at 1:34 PM on March 19, 2004


i can't believe how incredibly offensive this is, as it stands, without comments like jonmc's and blue stone's to add insult to injury. you have got to be kidding!
posted by degan at 1:37 PM on March 19, 2004


It's even worse than you think, degan.
The model for that mouth is an American-Indian single mother on food stamps.
posted by dong_resin at 2:07 PM on March 19, 2004


wow, there sure wasn't this much outrage last time the sexy urinal was posted to mefi.

dong are you procrastinating...?
posted by t r a c y at 2:15 PM on March 19, 2004


The urinal mints are Altoids. ...Zing!
posted by Down10 at 2:31 PM on March 19, 2004


So let me get this straight. We have a urinal that is "fun" and "sexy" and the act of urination is enhanced somehow by peeing into a mouth-- an obviously feminized mouth. The whole mundane, boring job of elimination is enlivened. This is good to know about men-- that the idea of peeing into a woman's mouth is fun and sexy.

It costs extra money to buy these urinals, but, hey! the First Class passenger deserves a First Class experience. Whoops! I mean, of course the first class Male flyer. The First Class Females will just have to make do with regular, boring bathroom equipment. Perhaps their First Class experience could be upgraded by having a male pee into their mouth.

they look like womens mouths, but with one big plus: they don't talk.
posted by jonmc at 9:43 AM PST on March 19


Ok, this is another good thing to know...Jonmc doesn't like women to talk. Thank you for that information.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:41 PM on March 19, 2004


VIRGIN Airlines?
posted by kozad at 4:02 PM on March 19, 2004




The artist.
posted by delmoi at 4:22 PM on March 19, 2004


So let me get this straight. We have a urinal that is "fun" and "sexy" and the act of urination is enhanced somehow by peeing into a mouth-- an obviously feminized mouth. The whole mundane, boring job of elimination is enlivened. This is good to know about men-- that the idea of peeing into a woman's mouth is fun and sexy.


The artist (pictured above) who designed the tolet and the people who chose it for the club were all women.
posted by delmoi at 4:25 PM on March 19, 2004


Funny, it struck me as an allusion to oral sex.

Not saying it isn't shortsighted and tasteless in the light of day, but I'm willing to bet the intention wasn't "peeing in women's mouths is good."
posted by cortex at 4:47 PM on March 19, 2004


This isn't half as offensive as some of the other designs that this sick, self-hating Dutch woman has come up with for her so-called-whimsical "bathroom mania" series. (The use of the word "mania", a mental illness, is telling.)

Consider, for instance, "Handy". The suggestion, clearly, is that the owner of the bathroom has chopped off a woman's hands and is now using them to hold a towel rack! This is Ed Gein-quality stuff, people: the product of a sick, sick mind. And the hands are feminine, because in the designer's misogynist mind only a woman would perform the degrading job of holding a towel for a man to wipe disgusting filth (I'm guessing she has ejaculate in mind) from his hands.

And look at this flower pot toilet. How cute: the little birdy is watching as you eliminate your bodily waste. So you can combine your scatological and bestial fetishes, you sick fuck! And look at that illustration of the French maid in her tiny little skirt. The suggestion of imminent rape couldn't be any stronger.

Meike van Schijndel belongs in a mental institution; she has put the cause of women's rights back fifty--nay, one hundred--years!
posted by mr_roboto at 5:29 PM on March 19, 2004


Looks like mr_roboto is channeling Andrea Dworkin.
posted by Cyrano at 6:07 PM on March 19, 2004


Actually, the chopped-off female hands disturb me. Too much like mounted animal heads on display in the hunter's showroom.

Next will be the towels shaped like a flayed female, a la Ed Gein (NSFW, horrifying pictures).
posted by five fresh fish at 6:15 PM on March 19, 2004


mr_roboto: I am laughing my ass off at your post, I do hope it was intended as humor. Apologies otherwise.

I fail to see the big deal here. But maybe that is because I can distinguish between a porcelain bathroom fixture, and a living human being. I think this is just pop-art goofiness, not misogyny by any stretch.

I remember my local fetishwear boutique having a large brass penis as a door handle, but it never stopped me from shopping there, nor did I find it anti-male in anyway, even with the objectified, disembodied, object of utility, etc. considerations.
posted by bashos_frog at 6:41 PM on March 19, 2004


I remember my local fetishwear boutique having a large brass penis as a door handle, but it never stopped me from shopping there

i have a light switch cover of ronald reagan where the switch flipper is strategically placed between his legs. everyone loves turning my den lights off and on, heh.
posted by t r a c y at 9:00 PM on March 19, 2004


Interesting that the artist is a woman.

I guess the old saying still holds true:
"A misogynist is someone who hates women as much as they hate each other."
posted by spazzm at 10:58 PM on March 19, 2004


I'm not sure why most mefites are channelling Dworkin and Falwell today.

This is playful and mildly interesting and stands on its own without insulting anyone.
posted by pandaharma at 1:01 AM on March 20, 2004


While it is not a mainstream practice (forgive me), there are women who enjoy the watersports alluded to, quiet a few more who enjoy fellatio, also alluded to -- more strongly in my opinion -- and a certain number of women who want nothing to do with either. Regardless, it's jaw-droppingly reactionary the way some people have cried "misongyny!" This thing is tacky in the extreme, and I don't like it, but it takes some pretty tortured reasoning to call it misogynist.
posted by majick at 6:25 AM on March 20, 2004


Heard Virgin may now piss on the idea.
posted by thomcatspike at 7:23 AM on March 20, 2004


Indeed. Wired.com had a story on the front page sidebar about it.

"Virgin spokesman John Riordan said the company received dozens of complaints from individuals and groups such as the National Organization of Women after plans for the unchaste urinals went public. "I don't know many men who think it's cool to pee in a woman's mouth, even a porcelain one," said NOW President Kim Gandy. Riordan said the airline was surprised by the negative reaction, and that plans to install Kisses at JFK have been flushed down the toilet."

/yellow journalism
posted by emelenjr at 11:08 AM on March 20, 2004


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