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Cory Silverberg

Sex Toy Travel Tales

By July 20, 2009

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I absolutely loved reading David Steinberg's account of getting stopped at airport security for having a whip in his bag. It's funny, politically astute, and just a little bit erotic. Here's one of my favorite parts, where he's at the ticket counter asking if they'll have the whip put into his checked baggage so he doesn't have to abandon it at the Seattle airport:

I lay the whip down affectionately on the counter. It becomes a lovely black and silver still-life against the very white, lacquered counter background. Several people waiting on line are checking it out, more curious than disturbed. Theater has evolved into political education. A properly-dressed, politely-voiced, rather quiet-looking man is checking his whip. Call it normalization. The young woman finishes filling out her form. She scans the whip alertly, neutrally. I get the feeling this is not the first whip she's ever seen, but who knows.

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