One of the most polarizing and controversial celebrities in Hollywood today is Gwyneth Paltrow. Despite being an Academy Award winning actress with an impressive resume, her interviews and non-acting projects have caused her to become one of the less popular A-list actresses. Now Gwyneth seems to have done it again, this time on her website goop.com (opens in new tab).
A story was recently published on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website goop (opens in new tab), which is about “not-so-basic sex toys”. While this seems like a normal and relatable article for a celebrity of her nature to have a hand in, things quickly take a turn for the crazy. In this story, they list a Lelo Inez 24 karat dildo made of gold, which costs an insane $15,000. You read that right, Gwyn recommends using a solid gold dildo.
This is pretty bananas for a couple of reasons. To start, goop isn’t a lifestyle website which is only targeted toward people of Gwyneth Paltrow’s privilege. There simply aren’t enough rich people to make a website of its size successful. So the folks over at goop compiled their list of sex toys, and still thought that a solid gold dildo was a reasonable item to include, and was somehow a possibility for their readers.
Speaking logistically, a gold dildo seems like a bit of a nightmare. Sex toys need to be kept extremely clean at all times. The use of less than pristine sex toys can cause bacteria to grow and, if you use them with a partner, could even result in the spread of disease. This is why so many sex toys and dildos are made with dishwasher safe materials; it makes it easy to keep your toys clean and safe.
You can’t exactly stick your gold dildo in the dishwasher. And keeping a gold dildo clean is presumably no easy task. While you can use a barrier device like condoms in order to help keep it clean for longer, you’re going to have to wash it eventually. And because they’re solid gold, you’re probably going to have to clean them by hand.
Additionally, the Lelo Inez 24 karat dildo doesn’t necessarily seem like the most comfortable or pleasurable sex toy, especially for female bodied consumers. Female goop readers who happen to have $15k to spare for a gold dildo may be disappointed to see that it is missing a popular aspect: a clitoral stimulator. Not only is the dildo way too expensive, but it isn’t even the best dildo around.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s recommendation of a golden dildo is just the latest in a long line of comments which have separated her from us common folk. Although it may just be a case of Gwyneth often putting her foot in her mouth, or not being the best media-trained star in the sky.
But if you’re able to spend $15k on a golden sex toy (or maybe that highly advanced sex robot that's reportedly in the works), you probably don’t have to worry about stuff like that.
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The gold dildo isn't the only ridiculously high-priced item promoted over at Goop. For a few more must-haves (for those with a lot of extra cash to spend), check out a few more Goop-approved items next... This black and gold cat whip was also on Goop's "Not so Basic Sex Toys" list, and costs $535 over at Agent Provocateur. (opens in new tab)
$500 (and change) is relatively cheap by comparison to the $15k gold dildo, but still probably out of the average person's price range.
Goop doesn't just promote sex toys, however. The site offers suggestions for all types of items, including this comfy looking flannel sleep shirt, sold directly by Goop (opens in new tab)...
This $265 pajama shirt seems like the perfect thing to fall asleep in (and dream about whatever it is people who wear $265 pajamas dream about.)
Speaking of cozy, for the travelers out there, Goop suggests Tabula Rasa's Isoline Travel set, which includes a blanket a travel pillow and a convenient carrying case (with a pocket)...
ShopHorne.com (opens in new tab) has it available for purchase for $495.00.
And for the kids, Goop has a list of "pretty adorable backpacks, (opens in new tab)" including this Volcom "creature" backpack, which Nordstrom had for $55 (it appears to be out of stock now.)
$55 is a bit pricy for a kid's backpack, but we can't argue with the fact that it's pretty adorable.
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