What Makes a Vibrator Holy?

The evangelical Christian from California’s central valley had never had an orgasm alone nor with her husband of 25 years. 

“I didn’t know I wasn’t having one,” the 59-year-old mother of two told The Daily Beast. Yet after chatting with some church girlfriends, she learned what she was missing. “’All that happens to you?’” she asked. “They looked at me like I was crazy.” 

Joyce, who requested that we use only her first name, and her equally devout spouse never would have found the bullet-shaped vibrator or the array of “marital aids” they’ve ordered since, if it wasn’t for the Christian sex toy website Book 22—introduced to her by a friend after their chat. “I’m a Christian, but this is awesome,” she said. “It was like being newlyweds again.” 

And thus begins Allison Yarrow’s fascinating look inside the word of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim sex toy shops. Read the whole thing.