NYC Vibrator Giveaway Shut Down Due To Crowds

NEW YORK (AP) — A vibrator giveaway that attracted long lines in New York City came to an abrupt end when the city told the promoters to pack it up.

The Trojan condom company set up “Pleasure Carts” on Wednesday in two Manhattan neighborhoods, and were set to give away 10,000 vibrating sex toys. Nearly 300 people had lined up at each of the hot-dog-style carts.

According to the New York Post, the giveaway was interrupted when a city representative told the promoters to shut down because of crowds.

One of those on line, Melody Henry, grumbled that Mayor Michael Bloomberg “doesn’t want anyone to have fun. You can’t have a giant soda, You can’t have a vibrator.”

The city says the promotional event could resume at a later date with proper permits.

UPDATE AS WE WERE POSTING THIS STORY:

After the city put the kibosh on a giveaway that meant thousands of free sex toys, officials have granted Trojan the proper permits for its pleasure-providing promotion.

Looks like the “Pleasure Cart” will be fully up and running tonight from 5 to 7 pm. Trojan Vibrations’ Facebook page posted this message for followers this afternoon:

Yesterday was just the foreplay…our toe-curling, record breaking Trojan Vibes giveaway will climax today at 5pm. With official NYC permits in hand (thanks City of New York!), the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts have reloaded and will be serving up pleasure tonight from 5-7 pm in the Meatpacking District on the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue. Pick up a complimentary Pulse or Tri-Phoria vibrator while supplies last. First come, first served.