Skip navigation! Story from Fertility Diaries. If you don't know what a fidget spinner is by now, you haven't been paying attention to the internet. The little toys, which claim to help kids who have trouble focusing, are popping up literally everywhere yes, even in porn searches. For one guy at least, they're also popping up in his wife's underwear drawer. The joke, of course, is that it isn't a fidget spinner at all. It's a vibrator. To be specific, it's the Trojan multi-thrill vibrating massager , which is essentially a bullet vibrator that has three different textured heads to provide different sensations.
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New data from Pornhub reveals that there's been a big surge in interest in fidget-friendly porn in recent weeks. Pornhub says that at their peak, searches for "fidget spinner" were up percent over the average. They started to climb on May 10th. In the 10 days that followed, there were 2. While interest may be hot and heavy, what you'll actually find on Pornhub is pretty hilarious. It's just a lot of video of fidget spinners Sure, some are clever.
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I don't have an excuse for missing the fidget spinner craze, but I missed it. I saw the headlines, the muted news segments at the gym, jokes my Twitter crushes make about it, but I didn't have the emotional energy to carve space in my brain to figure out another suddenly wildly popular thing. Yet when my editor asked if I'd try using one—"if there were some way to use [one]"—as a sex toy, I agreed immediately, as my grandparents are dead and my parents have reached a melancholic peace with what I do. Before introducing a fidget spinner to my vagina, though, I had to figure out what it was. Told I could find them just about anywhere items are sold, I wandered the streets of Greenpoint and popped into dollar stores, bodegas, supermarkets, and even a Staples, asking, "Do you have fidget spinners? Since I still didn't really know what they were, I mimed tossing and spinning pizza dough in the air. Finally, I found a bodega with three neon green ones left. The cashier smiled when I handed it to him, like he knew it was headed for genitalia. I grabbed three packs of Twizzlers and put them on the counter as a diversion. Back home, I hit YouTube, searching "how to use a fidget spinner.
Though fidget spinners have been around since the early s, it was when they really started to make a stir, becoming a seemingly overnight sensation and starting to appear in offices, classrooms, public transport and pretty much anywhere else they were permitted. The actual provenance of the design has been debated, but many companies market the toys as a tool for concentration, particularly for those who have anxiety, ADHD or autism. Calming — and fun — they may be, but do they actually work when it comes to keeping attention? Julia S. Storm from the University of California, Santa Cruz think not. In a new paper , they look at the marketing of fidget spinners as attentional aides — and come to the conclusion that they may be actively distracting. To examine the effect of fidget spinners on attention, the team asked 98 undergraduates to watch an educational video lecture about the process of baking bread while either using a fidget spinner or not; a further half of those not using a fidget spinner watched the lecture near someone who was. They were then asked to report any lapses in attention, and took a memory test for the material.