14 Nov
My OB/GYN is Selling Sex Toys?!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,

I haven’t been very good about going to my OB since my son was born. I even lost his number. So I googled him and I found out he now sells sex toys out of his office.   Things like vibrators, cock rings and butt plugs. Oh my gosh. Should I find a new OB/GYN or is this kind of thing okay? I really like my OB/GYN but not sure if I groove with his new side business.

Signed,

I Just Wanted a Pap Smear

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Dear Pap (Can I call you that?),

I once knew a single girl who made out with her hot married Podiatrist. Of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with your issue except they both go under the heading, “Weird crap that can happen when you go to the doctor.” And I also had to share because, can you believe she made out with her hot married Podiatrist?!!   I guess he liked her feet.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of multi-tasking. I mean, who doesn’t love getting your eyebrows threaded, your bikini waxed and your hair highlighted all in one salon visit?   So now you can just get more done at your OB/GYN. Vaginal exam? Check. Breast examination? Check. Picked out new 3 speed vibrator? Check.   See what I mean? It’s a real time saver.

I actually don’t think an OB/GYN’s office is the craziest place to sell sex toys. As long as your doctor isn’t hawking his wares in the middle of an examination, it seems fine to me. After all, he’s doling out birth control, fertility medicine and treating STDs. So there is already a lot of talk about sex in his office.

But if it feels strange to you to buy a sex toy at the same place you hand over your insurance co-pay, then find another doctor. You know, one that doesn’t have butt plugs available on demand. But if he’s a great doctor, I wouldn’t let this bother you at all.

Either way, go get yourself a pap smear. Stat.

Signed,

Kelcey, TMH

10 Responses to “My OB/GYN is Selling Sex Toys?!”

11.14.11#1

Comment by thepsychobabble.

Totally depends on the vibe (no pun intended) you’re getting from it. Does it feel creepy and icky, like that one adult toy store on the other side of town that you go to in the hopes that no one will see you there?
Or does it feel more or less safe, like the internet company that ships to you in plain white boxes?
I’d check it out before deciding whether or not to switch.

11.14.11#2

Comment by TheHappyBaker.

Personally, I think it’s brilliant.

There are a lot of toys that use irritating materials or can deteriorate over time and harbor bacteria… if my Gyno was standing behind a particular toy, I’d feel that much more comfortable using it. I’m a girl who loves her toys, but I’ve had some bad experiences in the past with synthetics that cause irritation, etc. It’d be nice to know that if I ever had a problem like that, I could say, “Hey doc–you know the Turbo Bunny 3000 you sell? Yeah, that’s been giving me trouble. What could be up with that?”

But then, I’m not shy, either. So…there’s that. It’s really up to you and your comfort level with sexual playthings. If it’s something you view as more secret and private than, say, being spread eagle for a vaginal swab, then perhaps a switch wouldn’t be a bad idea.

11.14.11#3

Comment by Lasso Sex Toy.

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11.14.11#4

Comment by Plano Mom.

I’m with the others. At least you know they’re doctor approved. I’d much rather buy something in the privacy of my doctor’s office than have my car parked in front of one of the few shops in town that sell them. I am, after all, a Mom in a somewhat small neighborhood.

11.14.11#5

Comment by highlyirritable.

I think it’s great! Who has the time for wearing disguises and late night sex shop visits anymore?

Hell, if he starts selling Pampered Chef and Avon, *I* want his number.

11.14.11#6

Comment by nikki.

I think this is a good idea. A lot of women do not feel comfortable ordering toys online, or going to a store…what better way to buy them through your doc. No one will know, its discreet…wishes he was out of Pittsburgh Pa! 🙂

11.14.11#7

Comment by Darthwiggie.

Ditto, what she said. Who better to know what toys hit a woman’s spots just right
than her OB/GYN!??

Just as long as nobody offers to give you an in-office demo. Ew.

08.07.12#8

Comment by suction dildo.

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01.14.13#9

Comment by It's Been 16 Years, Should I Try Craigslist? | The Mouthy Housewives.

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05.30.13#10

Comment by When Intimacy Is More "Ouch" Than "Oooo" | The Mouthy Housewives.

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