Also, a line-break, because TMI.
Tilly and I discussed things ages back. I was amazed to discover she does not already have a vibrator/dildo (I thought all women did that now) and I suggested that she might want one. I misunderstood her response (she said something like she wouldn't want it as her only present - she meant not at all, I thought that a reasonable distinction meaning I could get her one, provided it wasn't her only present - I'm literal).
I bought her a sex toy.
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I realise, having done this, that it's a not a brilliant idea. It's up there with buying knickers or clothes for her: I can try my level best to get her something she would like rather than something I would like to see her in but, ultimately, she hasn't chosen it. Ergo, they will never match what she would buy for herself. In many ways it's a denial of agency, choice and disempowering to a woman to buy things like that for them as a male (even one such as myself). Of course, I didn't think about that until after I'd bought it and it was next to impossible to return (long story, long boring story, I shan't go into it). I think, I almost know, that this was a poor gift and that it won't ever be used. For any reason. Not even as a joke.
But I'm still sniggering on the inside, because I am five.