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JPF Paris – December 7, 2004
D’aucuns se demandent même si cet “objet”, dont les effets perdurent, n’aurait pas un pouvoir magique.
Le pouvoir de rendre celui qui le porte infiniment désirable?
Comme la ceinture de Junon? (Déesse protectrice des femmes)

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The following was extracted from a two days discussion on Regretsy web site.
Major were highlighted for ease and cleared from most dirty language.
Please read bottom to top.

bethymania – August 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm
You just raised the cultural standard of this site with that reference.

Woolfondler – August 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm
O, Poseidon, God of the oceans! Is this is why you were so off at me? I got it from Calypso.

Gaybriel – August 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Christopher Columbus’ journal, 19 October 1493:
sailing for days we happened upon a small island which seemed flush
with food and fresh water, both of which we were in dire need. Soon
after we eagerly disembarked we were greeted by a group of men, almost
entirely naked if it weren’t for a large bronze shell protecting their
modesty. … ”

knitibranch – August 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Great, now “Pulling Mussels from a Shell” will be the earworm tormenting for the rest of the night. … thanks.

thecreightonberyl – August 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm
A shell for your Love Mussel!

Okra Thief – August 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Maybe it’s meant to be an infographic, e.g.: Bronze shell undie + You (male) = lovin’ with a lady.
It makes total sense to me. A man HAS to get game if sporting his junk in a bronze conch.

Mary Lambchops – August 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm
your penis into this folded in some awkward angle to fit must be
uncomfortable as all hell, but at least I remotely get how that might
work, but how exactly is this supposed to work on a woman? I mean, the
third picture seems to imply that it can use multipurpose, …’ in

Mistletoe – August 14, 2011 at 7:44 am
Yeah but maybe it’s all curled up in there. … .

GlitterWhore – August 14, 2011 at 12:42 am
Now I want a sampler: Hey Baby- Wanna Blow My Conch?

unseeliepixie – August 13, 2011 at 4:51 pm
“Hey lady… wanna hear the sound of the ocean?”

yhhy – August 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Is it wrong that I’m totally turned on by this picture? Well if I’m wrong, I don’t want to be right 😉

queen of spuds – August 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Not a fan of the concept, but I have to admit the way you said it is sheer poetry. That’s a beautiful sentence.
And your avatar is perfect for that post.

printerwocky – August 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Who doesn’t love the pungent bouquet of nutsack effervescing from their bubbly?!

SkantyRaid – August 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm
How convenient… I love ball-scented champagne.

doctorxbarbie – August 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm
unless “blazing effects for both partners” means something totally
different and I just need to get my mind out of the gutter… so,

Kristen.M1030 – August 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm
CAN’T WAIT to drink champagne out of this … Sounds like a win/win to meee 😉

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Pre-Columbians were anyhow quite naturally beardless, even if we agree AmyofWords.

ArmyofWords – August 14, 2011 at 10:05 am
Does anyone else hate the term “manscaping”? It’s right up there with bromance and metrosexual for me.

Elysapeth – August 14, 2011 at 6:31 am
If the deluxe version weren’t so expensive I would buy it and put it on the end table.. nothing like a good conversation piece

tywoods – August 14, 2011 at 4:09 am
It would make a nice hermit crab home.

Puppy Sandwich – August 14, 2011 at 2:31 am
Which of us here can honestly say they’ve never tried that?

Puppy Sandwich – August 14, 2011 at 2:32 am
In a sense, displaying your wares is what this product is all about.

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If limited hand made bronze edition are mass-produced products, then we have a conflict of terminology.
Making reference to archaeological items, to the cultural know how is it stealing other peoples’ work?

amyruthanne – August 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm
Etsy needs to start a mandatory “Merchandising” course before artists
are allowed to post, wherein they teach you how to properly merchandise
and display your wares before listing them for sale. And this course
would include a chapter on manscaping.
(Other mandatory courses would
include the one about not stealing other peoples’ work and/or trying to
pass off mass-produced products made in other countries as your own
“handmade” items. But that’s another story for another time…)

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No problem, it just stay on, see the Gestures page above.

SpyGlassez – August 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm
I can’t imagine it being good for the wearer if they bend over to pick something up while wearing this.

Default User – August 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Oh, it gets better. There is another one of those that has pearls on it. The pearls add an extra 7 to the cost. $17,000. AND it is apparently unisex!

MyEyesMyEyes – August 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm
goody… $1’000 for something to make the bait and tackle even … . The
perfect purchase for someone with more money than they know what to do

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Sorry, it’s right the opposite idea, it is to boost the libido.

Snickerdoodle – August 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm
I’m having the same thoughts. Is it supposed to be a male chastity belt?

doctorxbarbie – August 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm
slightly confused by how this is supposed to be worn… Where on the
“region” exactly? And for what occasion?… it seems like it’d be a
little… er… inconvenient.

GlitterWhore – August 14, 2011 at 12:38 am
Me Too! Extra points for enhancing the “surface feeling”…

kimoutre – August 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Oh, don’t ruin our fantasies! I for one believe Dror would need a more generously proportioned shell!

OhSmeg – August 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm
Is that Dror modeling it?

dallasisland – August 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm
Yeah- a little manscaping wouldnt hurt to get a suction effect- …

Nydie – August 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm
Are they like Ear Worms?? Except they trap your mind with naughty things?? Because that’s hilarious!
[Though, I still apologize. Getting ANYTHING stuck in your head can be annoying]

kimoutre – August 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm
Oh, great. Now you’ve got me thinking about ear crabs!

Nydie – August 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm
The soothing sound of crabs.

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is a new name for something quite old. Men with taste & style who
know about fashion, art, and culture have always existed. In past
centuries, these kinds of men were in the uppercrust of society (more
leisure time). Technology has enabled men with more leisure time, so
less wealthy males can now fuss over their looks and aesthetics almost
as much as women. An American Metrosexual is like your average European
male. In France or Italy, men can be manly and work on cars and know
about art and fashion at the same time. They are cool with that and
don’t need some special name for the less “masculine” side. In the U.S.
we think men all have to be eithrt dumb gorillas or homosexuals. There
is some grey area! There is an emphasis on not being pretentious in
america that itself becomes a kind of pretentiousness. Men who dabble in
vanity or in lofty romantic concerns seem less like men when in fact, they are probably better lovers to women than their traditional counterpart. (urbandictionary)

A Dror is someone that is cute or sexy for inexplicable reasons. (urbandictionary)

An earworm is a piece of music that sticks in one’s mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played. (wikipedia)

A manscaping is to groom a man. Shaving, waxing, cleaning up the superfluous fur. (urbandictionary)

A sheer poetry – complete and utter brilliance, used by attractive girls. (urbandictionary)