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August 21, 2006 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Book22 is named after the 22nd book of the Bible, Song of Solomon. Apparently, it's also a great place for married couples to pick up their intimate items. And, also an opportunity to share the gospel. Note that these are links to an online sex toy shop, NSFW, though safer than most online sex toy shops.
posted by Roger Dodger (22 comments total)

 
It's possible their database may not be up to being Mefi'd i just now realize. Here's an article about them...
posted by Roger Dodger at 8:28 AM on August 21, 2006


Well, Christians are sexual beings, too. So, I guess that it's a healthy thing that they be encouraged to explore and if this makes them comfortable, good for them.

The 'married couples only,' policy is discriminatory I guess, but it's not like we lack places to buy our sex toys, so we'll live.
posted by jonmc at 8:35 AM on August 21, 2006


(also, the condoms for sale tells me these are fairly loose-limbed Christians)
posted by jonmc at 8:36 AM on August 21, 2006


I think it's actually a pretty good idea. I imagine there are a lot of people, Christian or otherwise, who would like to purchase sex toys without dealing with the pornographic stuff that comes with most other options.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:45 AM on August 21, 2006


Probably run by posers just cashing in on the sheep. Hallelujah! I love the married couples only angle. Brilliant.
posted by Mr_Zero at 8:47 AM on August 21, 2006


This seems like a Good Thing, from reading the article.
posted by ibmcginty at 8:48 AM on August 21, 2006


From her About.com column. "The number one request has been for "Penis Pumps."" LTICB
posted by Mr_Zero at 8:55 AM on August 21, 2006


But do they ship to Texas?
posted by Western Infidels at 8:58 AM on August 21, 2006


Well, if you want biblical sexual excitement, why not look at King David? Probably gay...had an affair with a women, then sent her husband to the front lines to die...wrote Psalms.
posted by parmanparman at 9:20 AM on August 21, 2006


How can they tell whether you are married or not?
posted by jb at 9:28 AM on August 21, 2006


Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
posted by blacklite at 9:30 AM on August 21, 2006


(also, the condoms for sale tells me these are fairly loose-limbed Christians)

Maybe the other flavors of Christianity are a little more free and easy about sex, but I can say definitively that in the Roman Catholic church and the ELCA, you're not supposed to have sexual relations outside marriage. I can certainly understand that Lutheran couples might use condoms for birth control, but unless somebody has an incurable STD, I'd be pleasantly surprised if it'd be okay for Catholic couples.
posted by pax digita at 9:33 AM on August 21, 2006


Oh, that whole David & Jonathan thing? I'm sure they were merely good friends, just like Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer and Jerry Jones. :oP
posted by pax digita at 9:34 AM on August 21, 2006


"If I'd known we were gonna cast our feelings into words, I'd've memorized the Song of Solomon."
posted by kirkaracha at 9:40 AM on August 21, 2006


"I'm talkin' about friendship, I'm talkin' about character. Hell, Leo, I ain't afraid to use an intimacy product".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:45 AM on August 21, 2006


Here's another site inspired by Song of Solomon. Warning: cheesy breathless recitation of the Bible over romantic mood music. They are run by Book22, Inc. but clearly state on their about page:

We are in no way associated with Book22.com. We feel that it misrepresents God's intent with the Song of Solomon.
posted by Roger Dodger at 10:14 AM on August 21, 2006


Mr_Zero writes "Probably run by posers just cashing in on the sheep."

They've been around for quite a while and are well known on adult christian boards but are seeing a huge increase in visiblity in the last few days in mainstream areas. People seem to be stunned and amazed that Christian couples enjoy sex.
posted by Mitheral at 11:40 AM on August 21, 2006


They have ben-wa balls and a variety of vibrators designed for external use, but no butt plugs, dildos or dick-shaped vibrators. I guess penetration is meant to be performed only by the appropriate body part of your spouse.
posted by rosemere at 11:54 AM on August 21, 2006


rosemere writes "I guess penetration is meant to be performed only by the appropriate body part of your spouse."

They have several penetration toys, just not anatomically correct ones.
posted by Mitheral at 12:04 PM on August 21, 2006


Aha! Thanks, Mitheral. What category were those in? (I was thinking of penetration by dick-shaped objects rather than just penetration, given that those ben-wa balls were there, but even these seem pretty phallic despite their external styling.)
posted by rosemere at 12:09 PM on August 21, 2006


Special Order.
posted by Mitheral at 12:27 PM on August 21, 2006


How can they tell whether you are married or not?

Christians don't lie, jb.
posted by swell at 6:03 PM on August 21, 2006


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