Today I have a tiny magic wand pinned to my jumper. It’s an adorable enamel pin badge that makes me grin in sinful glee – there is something exciting and a little bit transgressive about wearing a sex toy pin like this in public.
In April, Franki Hanke ran a kickstarter campaign – ‘Sassy, Sexy, Self-Loving‘ – to make sex toy stickers and enamel pins. I am a big fan of using pin badges to subtly flag as a queer, kinky, sex-positive feminist while in public, and I couldn’t resist pledging to get a tiny turquoise magic wand.
It arrived yesterday, so once again I’m sharing my excitement at opening another sexy package with you all. I pinned it on to my dungarees as soon as I unwrapped it yesterday, but I paused before transferring it to today’s outfit this morning. Even though it’s only 1.25 inches tall, I feel that the pin is identifiable as a sex toy, and that made me nervous – just for a minute.
So if anyone asks me what it is and I don’t feel safe to be honest, I’m wearing a microphone pin – for speaking out! – rather than a magic wand. Though generally when I have a microphone in front of me I’m speaking about feminism, sex positivity or queer inclusion… so maybe the magic wand outs me as a proud pervert either way. I think I’m ok with that, actually.
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Quinn Rhodes (he/him) is a freelance journalist, sex writer, and professional transsexual. His work focuses on dismantling shame and queering sex.