Jim stopped by online personal-care superstore soap.com (now part of Amazon) and typed in the seemingly innocuous search term “Easter.” The site returned a page full of sex toys are are decidedly rabbit-themed, but not traditional Easter gifts. (This post contains small images that may not be safe for work, depending on where you work.)
Jim wrote to Consumerist:
I would like to suggest you go to Soap.com and type Easter as your search parameter. You will find an assortment of sex toys that would be great for any Easter basket.
Okay. Here are the first eight results:
That’s festive. Back to Jim’s e-mail:
I emailed the site asking how Easter and sex toys go together and got the following response:
I do apologize for the inconvenience but unfortunately the search parameters will automatically go to the items on our website that comes close to that search. I’m not sure if you were on the wrong website but if you type Easter on Diapers.com you should see an assortment of items that pertain to the holiday. Again our apologies for this issue. Should you have any further questions or require any additional information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-762-7123 or CustomerCare@soap.com.
Thanks so much for your business and have a great day!
So give it a try. Soap.com and type Easter…maybe you will have a good day!
Yes, Soap.com does have an extensive “sexual wellness” section that includes everything from condoms to special sex furniture. But what does that have to do with Easter?
Nothing to do with Easter’s ancient roots as a fertility festival, we’re afraid. These are the only “bunny” or “rabbit” themed products on Soap.com, which has somehow been mapped to the word Easter. The same search on sibling site Diapers.com turns up adorable bunny-shaped baby items and Easter bibs.
However, why doesn’t the “Easter” search bring up egg-themed instruments of pleasure, such as these?