A Handgun Is Not a (Sex) Toy

toygun.jpgThis entry could be a “Weird Sex Toy of the Week”, if it wasn’t so tragic.

At Homemade Sex Toys, we always try to emphasize safety and common sense. Which is why we were disturbed by a recent news story. While using a gun during foreplay, a woman fatally shot her partner.

“She describes it as playing ‘dirty cowboy,’ ” McCorvey said. “She did admit to being in possession of the handgun and using it as a toy during foreplay with the victim’s acquiescence and request for it to be used in that manner.”

Both McCorvey and Newman declined to elaborate on the type of foreplay the couple was engaged in or what “dirty cowboy” meant. Newman declined to say if the couple had played the game before.”

We have to admit that “dirty cowboy” is a new one on us, and we we thought we’d heard of just about everything.

Now, we know some folks are into “edge play” – sexual play with an element of danger in the form of knives, guns, breath restriction, etc. But as this incident points out, accidents can happen – very bad accidents.

And we’re not taking a position on gun control here, but we think most everyone can agree that using a firearm (especially a loaded one!) as a sex toy or a prop in sexual roleplaying, is not a good idea. Neither is using power tools in the bedroom.

Just because someone consents to or requests a dangerous or potentially deadly act, that doesn’t make it OK, and it won’t get you off the hook legally if the scene goes terribly wrong. So don’t feel bad about saying no if someone asks you to do something to them that could kill or maim them. And if you do have a handgun in the bedroom, let’s hope it’s in a gun safe.

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