Graphic designer Fernando Sosa has created the most interesting sex toy prototype yet, a 3D-printed Vladimir Putin butt plug that's not quite ready for prime-time use but is an intriguing piece of protest art just the same.
Sosa, who posted images of his creation on imgur, describes his project thusly:
This is the second of my political oriented figurines. As many of you guys know, Russia is bringing an all-out war against the civil rights of gay people in Russia. Leading the charge is Mr. Putin and his homophobic leadership. I wanted to ridicule Mr. Putin so I wanted to make a voodo[o]-like doll of him so people could do whatever they wanted to Mr. Putin in the privacy of their own home. However, what a better way to attack Mr. Putin's shirtless bear wrestling reputation? Make him into the shape of a butt plug.
I don't know how effective this toy will be in bringing an end to Russia's anti-gay policies (probably not very, but I am not a political scientist), but it could lead to interesting conversations, including one in which we all discuss whether making butt plugs in the likenesses of political leaders is a valid form of political protest.
Sosa is selling copies of his creation for $23 a pop (ha?), but warns potential buyers that they shouldn't be too eager to stick Putin where the sun doesn't shine because the sculptures are made out of sandstone. (Makes me hurt just thinking about it.) He is, however, working on creating a body-safe silicone or rubber alternative for those would wuld be interested in trying the toy out.
Image via Imgur.