"I am not afraid to go to 'a home' when the time comes, but I am afraid they won’t let me even talk about Minipearl, let alone bring one in," writes Susan Tixier at 67 in a guest blog for SeasonedSex.com titled "Retirement Home? Can I Bring My Sex Toys?" So she is talking about it now:
One day I’ll be going into a home and when that happens, let me be clear that I’ll need that (1) Minipearl can go with me, (2) I have plenty of batteries, and (3) there are no rules or reasons against my using it.
Recently, I had my 67th birthday and a dear friend sent me a new Minipearl. It occurred to me then that there would be a birthday – not too soon, one hopes – when I’d be in a home and I would probably be prohibited from receiving such a gift. That thought gave me a fright.
What would I do? Could I ask the caretakers to organize an outing to a sex shop? Would it put off other customers to see a gaggle of old people in diapers, using walkers and wheelchairs, shuffling around as they tried to find their favorite sex toy? Maybe I’d have to organize a smuggling ring?
Hmmm, I've heard there's more sex going on in nursing homes than we know, and that's despite never being able to lock the door. Does this include never separating a woman from her favorite vibrator?
Susan's favorite, the Vibratex Mini Pearl: