Sex toys leave ’em hang­ing

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

Just when the US could not get any stranger, res­i­dents of Port­land, Ore­gon, have taken up a new hobby. They are hang­ing dil­dos and other sex toys from power lines.

The or­ange-and-white sex toys – strung to­gether in pairs – first made an ap­pear­ance a few weeks ago. Since then, they have spread like wild­fire across the city’s power lines, prompt­ing re­ports to the Port­land of­fice of Neigh­bour­hood In­volve­ment.

Reuters has re­ported that the re­sponse to the strange phe­nom­e­non has been mixed.

So far, no one seems to know what the dildo hang­ers are hop­ing to achieve through the ac­tion.

The more laid-back res­i­dents have taken to so­cial media to ex­press their amuse­ment via the hash­tag #Keep­Port­landWeird.

Port­land res­i­dent Lu­cila Ce­jas Ep­ple said she first en­coun­tered the sex toys at a neigh­bour­hood street fair at the week­end.

“You could spot them in sev­eral in­ter­sec­tions and could see all sorts of re­ac­tions to them,” she said.

“Some would blush, oth­ers would laugh and most would take photos.”

A spokesper­son for the public util­ity Port­land Gen­eral Elec­tric said he did not be­lieve the rub­ber prod­ucts posed a fire haz­ard.

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