"...upon a closer look, we realize it’s an actual butt plug."
January 10, 2020 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Thomas Hämén sculpted coprolite from a dinosaur that lived about 140 million years ago to create a device for anal stimulation. Asstral Traveler: A sex toy to connect with “deep time”

From artist Thomas Hämén: "Connecting a sex toy with the faeces of an extinct animal humorously links the human interfaces for excrement and pleasure, with the vestigial experience – known but felt by no one – that dinosaurs once existed on earth."

A review of Abstract Sex, an exhibition that took place as part of Artissima 2019, and in which Asstral Traveler was included.
posted by youarenothere (30 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite


 
Rule 34.
posted by swift at 12:10 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


So, for next year's accidental rectum invasion writeup we'll have:

I discovered the work in early November during the Artissima in Turin and i never found a moment to sit down and blog about it.
posted by chavenet at 12:11 PM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Man, I want to click those links so bad but I'm at work.
posted by Young Kullervo at 12:23 PM on January 10 [4 favorites]


`We call this model "The Raptor".'
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 12:24 PM on January 10 [6 favorites]


This is delightfully bonkers.
posted by umbú at 12:29 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


This is a crappy interpretation of Theosophy.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:39 PM on January 10 [4 favorites]


posted by They sucked his brains out! 'We call this model "The Raptor".'

It's a Jurassic toy for jur ass.
posted by mattdidthat at 12:47 PM on January 10 [16 favorites]


That's some crazy shit
posted by evidenceofabsence at 12:47 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


forwarded to a dear friend who once had the brilliant (??) idea to poop in a condom and then freeze it so you could boink yrself up the ass with your own frozen poop.**

do not try at home. recommended for professionals only
posted by supermedusa at 12:49 PM on January 10 [10 favorites]


Wordless.

OK, except for two: How clever!
posted by tmdonahue at 1:01 PM on January 10


So it's a pill?

Sure, honey.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 1:03 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Fecal transplant: ur doin it rong
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:12 PM on January 10 [10 favorites]


Asstralopithecus
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:14 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


Well, there’s also museums with bigass displays of dinosaur bones, but no one except a geologist can get their rocks off there.

Personally, I grew up on a ranch covered in goddamn fossils of long-dead sea creatures, and if I had really wanted to viscerally feel the idea that they once existed, I could have shoved one up my ass.

But, I didn’t.
posted by drivingmenuts at 1:33 PM on January 10 [9 favorites]


forwarded to a dear friend who once had the brilliant (??) idea to poop in a condom and then freeze it so you could boink yrself up the ass with your own frozen poop.

Scientists have determined that the “frozen poop dildo” was only a legend.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:38 PM on January 10 [3 favorites]


TyranASSaurus Rex
posted by briank at 1:41 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Put your money where your ass is.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:00 PM on January 10


Thomas Hämén sculpted coprolite from a dinosaur

My brain helpfully added "a" after sculpted in this sentence. How deeply saddened I was to click through and see a bog-ass standard butt plug sculpted from. I mean, how are you supposed to really connect with deep time if the plug isn't shaped like a dinosaur turd? Truly, a missed opportunity.
posted by headspace at 2:15 PM on January 10 [4 favorites]


> TyranASSaurus Rex

Come on, surely TyrannoSoreAss Rex.
posted by roue at 2:48 PM on January 10 [12 favorites]


Pegasaurus
posted by fluttering hellfire at 4:04 PM on January 10 [17 favorites]


Pegasaurus.

Beautiful work.
posted by youarenothere at 4:33 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Pounded in the Ass By 140m Old Dinasaur Poop: A Chuck Tingle Production
posted by BungaDunga at 4:43 PM on January 10 [9 favorites]


Using up all my favs in here
posted by supermedusa at 4:49 PM on January 10


Where’s the Chuck Tingle book?
posted by brand-gnu at 5:19 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Coming in a few minutes?
posted by Burhanistan at 5:43 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


The Paleo sex toy emporium is offering half-off on ALL Jurassic plugs. Chronostratigraphy devices and services offered, sandblasting maybe be extra. Tertiary plugs upon request.
posted by clavdivs at 8:37 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]


And members of Asstral Traveler.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:10 PM on January 10


I'm not hungry anymore.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 4:55 AM on January 11


Truly, a missed opportunity.

For real. I read the comments and then read the links and then wished that someone had brought in these folks (probably very NSFW, especially if you are a dragon}.
posted by PMdixon at 6:35 AM on January 11


No
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 9:17 AM on January 11 [1 favorite]


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