That’s one way to make new memories with the kids.
Long before Christian and Ana’s exploits in Fifty Shades of Grey sparked a worldwide conversation about bondage and kink, adults have been spicing things up in the bedroom with all manner of “toys”. But, especially for parents, it’s not always easy to keep that toy box hidden from prying eyes. That’s got some mums taking extra steps to safeguard their personal devices, including having custom hidden compartments built into their closets.
When mum Trisha McCarthy overheard her kids playing with their toy dinosaurs, she didn’t think much of it. Until the 41-year old mother of two discovered the cave they were using wasn’t a cave at all.
“It was one of our toys,” said Trisha, of the cobalt blue sleeve she and her husband sometimes incorporate into foreplay. “I told them it was something special for daddy and I swapped it out with a sock instead.”
Sex toys are big business. The online adult product company, Adam and Even, shipped just under 2 million packages in 2014. With that many novelties floating around, there are bound to be a few gaffes.
Alyssa Royse, a life and relationship coach, was hosting a fundraiser at her home when she discovered several children in her bedroom playing with a veritable treasure trove of sex toys. Author Julia Tracy’s clogged sink led to an awkward exchange between the plumber and her vibrator. And when Allison Williams, a playwright, left her toy in a hotel room, she rang up housekeeping and asked that it be mailed to her.
“It was too expensive to kiss goodbye,” said Allison.
Parents shared more of their own personal anecdotes in response to a call-out on the TODAY Parents Facebook page.