Phallic plantToo embarrassed to venture into an adult toys store? Or don't want to make any sex toy purchases online?

Don't worry. If you look around your house, you may see some common household items that will serve the same purpose.

An added benefit? If you're traveling over the holidays and staying at your parents' or grandparents' house, you can still bring the item with you and no one will be the wiser.

Because what you don't want is to be like my friend who brought her (big) dildo with her when she went to her mom’s house for a visit and hid it under the covers. In the morning, her mom started making her bed for her but stopped and walked out into a roomful of people to ask her 35-year-old daughter, "Honey, what's this? I found it in your bed?”

Oops.

Here are 5 everyday items that can double as sex toys whose manufacturers may, or may not, have realized their orgasmic potential:

 

L'Oreal vibrator

 

L'Oreal Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye ($21.99): The cream is supposed to brighten and smooth the skin under the eye, and the vibrating ball located in the cap is supposed to help reduce under-eye puffiness. It can also reduce holiday familial stress if you lock yourself in a bathroom and use it as a vibrator. “What are you doing in there?” “Oh, nothing just trying to make myself look younger.”

 

Neutrogena Wave Duo

 

 

Neutrogena Wave Duo Power Cleanser ($34.99): The shape of this two-speed, battery-operated face cleanser is perfect: ergonomically designed and it can be used in the shower. Another good way to reduce stress. And no one will be the wiser. Just make sure you take the exfoliating pad off first.

 

Tingletip

 

 

Tingletip ($14.99): A special brush head made just for using your electric toothbrush as a vibrator. It’s called the tingletip and is designed to be used as a clitoral stimulator. Whoa Nelly! Who are these brilliant people? The tingletip fits most Braun electric toothbrushes.

 

 

 

Gillete Venus Vibrance

Gillette Venus Vibrance ($11.89): An electric razor that can also be used in the shower. I'm loving these dual purpose products. A close shave and a little fun, just not at the same time. Take the blade off before you use it for its unintended purpose.

 

iPhone Massager app

 

 

 

 

iPhone vibrator app (free): Download this free app for your iPhone. It's easier than continually calling yourself just to get a little massage. And the intensity can be adjusted from low to medium to high. People will think that you just get a lot of text messages.

 

 

 

Do you know of any other household items with dual purposes?



Images top to bottom: weegeebored/Flickr; L'Oreal; Amazon; Tingletip; Amazon; iTunes