Sex toys leave ’em hanging
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.