2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Sex toys for the Olympics

Wednesday August 8, a week from now, is the start of the one year countdown to the Olympic Games. Beijing-based newspapers and magazines, and even the foreign media, are full of stories about the Games and how the capital is preparing for them.

China's famous sex toy industry is not going to be left out, as you can see from the products below:

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Fuwa condoms
These condoms bearing one of the Fuwa Olympic mascots are probably not on the Olympic organizing committee's list of official merchandise, but you can buy them on auction site Taobao for eight yuan per packet.

If you are interested in condoms, you may enjoy this comprehensive set of photos from a fashion show of clothing made from condoms that took place in Beijing on July 11.


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Olympic ring colored sex beads
Available on auction site Paipai, this product is described as 'Lusty sex toy for men and women — five Olympic rings, five colored pull pearls'.

Thanks to Brendan for the tip.

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From the anal beads ad:

拉珠为球体,但表面为多边形贴面,可以给使用者更强烈的刺激。 The anal beads are spherical, but multifaceted for your intense stimulation.

Hey -- just like the Olympics themselves!

They are genius who invented these stuff to utilize Olympics economy.

This certainly puts a different spin on the official mascot descriptions: link

Among Fuwa, Beibei is known to be gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring.

Jingjing is charmingly naïve and optimistic. He is an athlete noted for strength who represents the black Olympic ring.

Huanhuan is outgoing and enthusiastic. He excels at all the ball games and represents the red Olympic ring.

Yingying is a quick-witted and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring.

Among Fuwa, Nini is as innocent and joyful as a swallow.

Collect all five!

The dresses, etc. made of condoms (see the link in the article) are, I assume, dry to the touch?

***ATTENTION!***
The annual Sex Toy Trade Show and Exhibition in Shanghai is August 10-12, which is next weekend!
A reader or writer from Danwei.org MUST attend and report on all Olympics related merchandise available at this year's event (as well as any other amusing anecdotes). Unfortunately I can't make it.

For me condom is informal Chinese symbol. So, the another promotional idea is to produce condoms of 5 Olympic colors. And certainly, after using to send recycled colored condoms to beauty shops=)

Anal Beads? This is some joke isnt it? The whole point of beads is that they can be seen so wtf!

Condoms of 5 Olympic colors that would be cool.

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