Hundreds of sex toys are hanging from the power lines on the streets of Portland where there are dildos swaying in the wind up and down this normally picturesque Oregon City. It is estimated that hundreds of these anatomically-correct rubber replicas are flapping in the breeze, causing red faces and laughter among Portland’s residents and visitors.
Folks first started to notice them a few weeks ago as the large bright orange and white dildos seem to have been strung up in pairs. People have been taking this opportunity for some bizarre photo opts. Numerous calls reporting the sex toys have been coming into the Portland Office of Community Involvement, said Lisa Leddy who is a spokesperson for the department, according to Yahoo News on July 13.
Many of the calls coming into officials are from the media news wanting to know a little bit more about the sexual ornaments dangling over the sidewalks and streets of Portland. One woman said that at first she thought it might have been a breakup that spawned the dangling toys. Like one mate getting rid of anything they shared together, but there are too many and not enough variety for this to be anybody’s private collection.
Since the dildos are donning the power lines, it looked as though it was going to fall to the Portland General Electric Company as their problem, but a spokesperson for that company said that they do not believe the “rubber products” posed a fire hazard. It appears that some of the folks calling in to report the sex toys had another hazard in mind, a hazard of the visual kind.
Oregon Live reports, social media is having a ball with the abundance of dildos on display around town, but not everyone is finding it funny. One tweet posted Monday said, #Portland: All fun & games until your 6 yr old child asks, ‘What are those?’ as they point to the dildos in the sky.”
The count of these sex toys also varies from person to person. Reports of “dozens” of sex toys to “hundreds” are in the news today. From the pictures posted online it is safe to say a lot of dildos are hanging off the power lines around Portland.
While it conjured up some laughter at first, no one wants to look at dildos flapping in the breeze day in and day out! Lucila Cejas Epple, who is a resident of Portland said you can spot them at several intersections and “you can see all sorts of reactions to them,” she said. “Some would blush, others would laugh, and most would take a picture. So where did the invasions of the dildos get their origins from?
No one seems to know. Those phallic trinkets are not a cheap buy, if you look online they range from $15 to $30 for your basic rubber piece. If there are hundreds across town, that’s a small fortune someone spent on them.
Maybe there from a shop that recently went out of business or dildos that had some imperfections and instead of a factory recycling them, maybe some creative person thought that they’d make a great street-art kind of thing. One thing for sure, they make better conversation pieces than stinky old sneakers!