Vibrato-maat has Tilburg all abuzz
24 February 2005
AMSTERDAM — Dutch people love automated machines: you can get cash, food, tooth brushes and condoms from the wall. But the southern Dutch city of Tilburg has gone one step further: a machine stocked with vibrators.
The city council’s building inspectorate was initially sceptical about the desirability of the machine, news agency ANP reported, but gave it the go ahead after it was made child-proof.
It’s contents can now only be purchased with “plastic money”, meaning bank and credit cards usually used in an automated teller machine, or automaat in Dutch.
Hung on the outer wall of a café on the Laarstraat, the machine goes into operation on Friday. Apart from vibrators, the machine has a range of sex toys, lingerie and lubricant.
Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday a constitutional challenge to a law in Alabama that makes it a crime to sell sex toys. Texas and Georgia also have laws that restrict the distribution of sex toys.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news