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19 Responses

  1. Gretchen
    Gretchen November 5, 2007 at 3:18 pm |

    Sexy? No. More like horrifying.

  2. Jeff Fecke
    Jeff Fecke November 5, 2007 at 3:27 pm |

    I don’t get it. I mean, being a man, I know this is supposed to turn me on or something, but I just keep thinking, “How am I supposed to play Cricket now?”

  3. Kevin
    Kevin November 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm |

    …the hell !?!?

  4. Elaine Vigneault
    Elaine Vigneault November 5, 2007 at 3:49 pm |

    ::puking::
    gross.

  5. StarStorm
    StarStorm November 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm |

    … there’s another one for the wtfery files.

  6. Rhiannon
    Rhiannon November 5, 2007 at 4:10 pm |

    And she’s smiling… SMILING with DARTs in her breasts!!! Ugh… just… ugh!

  7. tyro
    tyro November 5, 2007 at 4:15 pm |

    It looks like it has a speaker in it. Is it supposed to say something when you hit the target?

    “You drunken douchebag, you just threw a dart into my fucking breasts! *sounds of crashing glass*”

  8. Roy
    Roy November 5, 2007 at 4:17 pm |

    Whoops. Wrong window. Sorry. *embarassed*

  9. Deborah
    Deborah November 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm |

    Ow! Ow! FUCKING OW!

    (Not sexy.)

  10. Hawise
    Hawise November 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm |

    Wee, that is definitely repulsive and having it respond favorably to being hit with a dart is just sick.

  11. Diana Boston
    Diana Boston November 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm |

    This is why I’m a lesbian. Case closed.

  12. whatsername
    whatsername November 5, 2007 at 5:51 pm |

    Stupid. Definitely stupid. Not in any way sexy.

  13. W. Kiernan
    W. Kiernan November 5, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    Now that’s weird. You’ve played darts, right? When you throw a dart and it hits the dartboard, the dart ends up standing straight out a few inches at right angles to the front of the dartboard. And quivering a little. Now what does that remind you of? A lady’s nipples, not so much. No, it visually suggests that you want only one bulls-eye, centered on the lower abdomen of a guy, where if – thwock! – you manage to score a bulls-eye, the speaker emits a studly James Brownish “uh! uh! uh! Good God y’all!”

    (source photo by Hans Fahrmayer)

  14. Beth
    Beth November 5, 2007 at 6:00 pm |

    It looks like it has a speaker in it. Is it supposed to say something when you hit the target?
    “You drunken douchebag, you just threw a dart into my fucking breasts! *sounds of crashing glass*”

    Ha, I wish!! But sadly, no — according to the linked article in “Weird Asia News”:
    Hit one of the bullseyes and hear her say “Young Girl, Bullseyes! Wonderful!”

  15. brandann
    brandann November 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm |

    sick. twisted. encouraging violence. these things come to mind.
    not sexy.

  16. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes November 6, 2007 at 1:24 am |

    As someone who knows women who get a lot out of needleplay, I maybe have a slightly different perspective on this. (and yes, I know a few men who enjoy having needles stuck into their erogenous zones, too, a la ‘only one bulls-eye, centered on the lower abdomen of a guy, where if – thwock! – you manage to score a bulls-eye, the speaker emits a studly James Brownish “uh! uh! uh! Good God y’all!”’)

    Obviously, safe, sane and consensual play in real life certainly does NOT involve throwing sharp pointy things weighing 16-20 ounces directly at someone. Nevertheless, I can kind of understand what’s going on with this.

    What worries me is that it isn’t aimed at the BDSM community with its deeper understanding of the dividing line between fantasy and reality. It’s designed to appeal to a sadistic instinct more on a level associated with aggression than sensuality. That, I think, is very damaging.

    As a sadist anyway, I have to admit that I do find it sexy (I’ve even had the occasional sexual fantasy centring on the the same theme), but I would worry about anyone who identified themselves as not being kinky, who enjoyed this (and I can imagine the sort of crowd it’s aimed at would, paradoxically, view the BDSM community as “sick freaks”).

    One last thought: as a man, I’ve been in men-only situations where this sort of thing might come up and be presented as a good idea. I usually feel very uncomfortable in those situations, because nearly always there is some sense of competition to prove oneself the “most manly”, and I tend to come off poorly in those contests. Part of the contest is to distance oneself from the feminine, to deride it – that strikes me as being the essential purpose of such an item as this one. And of course, in some instances, the way you prove your manliness in that way is through actual violence against actual women. So yeah – it’s a surrogate for that violence, but equally it could be the thing that gears men up to commit real crimes.

    In short – I don’t have the instant disgust reaction, but I do still find it disturbing, for the reasons above.

  17. SnowdropExplodes
    SnowdropExplodes November 6, 2007 at 10:05 am |

    erm… 16-20 GRAMS (not ounces)!

  18. Felicia
    Felicia November 6, 2007 at 7:14 pm |

    I don’t think it’s about turning anyone on. Seems to me the point is to prove one’s masculinity . . .

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