LOS ANGELES — On Saturday, Oct 8, adult toys retailer SexToy.com led the first successful launch of a sex toy into space and back.
SexToy.com’s branded vibrating bullet moved at speed of 1,800 feet per minute and reached an estimated maximum altitude of 120,000 feet. Powered by Energizer Lithium Ultimate AA batteries, the vibrating bullet was fully operational and vibrating for the entire nine-hour space voyage.
Though some media outlets have thought the project to be a pure publicity stunt, CEO Sextoy Dave commented, “This is really just a stepping stone to do more interesting experiments with sex toys. The success of this launch has our team planning the next space endeavor — we may be launching a sex doll into space to serve as an extraterrestrial representative baring the slogan, ‘We Cum in Peace.'”
The vibrating bullet had a dramatic launch and rocky descent back into earth’s atmosphere. The ascent took more than one hour and halfway through the ascent the bullet withstood the coldest temperatures of its journey at -75F.
The turbulent descent took approximately 30 minutes. The partially solar-powered, partially helium-filled balloon equipped with an HD video and still camera was tangled up in balloon debris and popped at around 19:24 into the descent. It hit the ground at upwards of 60 miles per hour rather than the gentle 5-10 mph expected. However, the payload was engineered to be impact-resistant, so nothing was damaged. The balloon and sex toy landed safely in an open field away from houses and people, and were retrieved by the Sextoy.com team. Miraculously, the vibrator was still vibrating, company officials said.
Pictures and video of the sex toy’s space voyage are posted on SexToy.com/blog. The space-traveled vibrating bullet will be auctioned off on ebay.com with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.