If Your Boss Gave You A Vibrator For A Gift, How Would You Respond?

With my birthday less than a month away, all I can do is think about me. Granted, this really isn’t a change from my usual thought process, but at this point in the year it goes into overdrive. It’s also at this point in the year that I recall some of the gifts I’ve received — the good ones, the bad ones, the ones that were never given. You know, all that great stuff.

A few jobs ago, I was given a gift from my boss on my birthday. I was somewhat surprised because I had been there less than a month, and her generosity truly moved me — until I opened it. I looked at the box hoping that maybe she had placed the gift inside it, but no. It was indeed The Rabbit vibrator and there it was in my hand, a gift from my new boss. That was the year I turned 25; I was light-years away from being as in touch with my sexuality as I am today. I was horrified and I thought for sure I just might cry from embarrassment.

What followed next, still haunts me to this day: “I’ll even let you leave early so you can try it out. I just can’t wait to try out my new toys!”

Yes, this is what she said to me. Did I mention I had been there for less than a month? Do I have to point out that she was my boss and that we didn’t have that type of relationship because I had JUST STARTED? And it also wasn’t an atmosphere for such a gift. If someone from The Gloss gave me one, it would be an entirely different story. But my days at The Gloss were faraway and I was speechless as I stared at the pink rabbit looking back up at me.

As usual, I took a poll of my friends that night to see just how weird this was. Everyone agreed, and even one friend came clean about the fact that her boyfriend’s mother had given her a vibrator for her birthday one year with a note attached reading: “It can be our little secret.” What? How does that make any sense? Like me, she didn’t have that type of relationship with his mom, and couldn’t understand why she was given it. My friend was 23 when she received it.

At what point does vibrator-gift giving become inappropriate?

 

Photo: Babeland

Share This Post:
    • Lastango

      “At what point does vibrator-gift giving become inappropriate?”

      WTF? This is lunacy — and the natural result of our complete, collective, deliberate detatchment from standards of conduct and boundries.

      When anything goes, nothing matters.

      • Cate

        That’s what I was thinking. I think vibrator-gift giving becomes inappropriate the second someone other than a sexual partner gives it to you.

      • Amanda Chatel

        To be honest, when I get free ones from companies I give them to my friends. How many vibrators does one girl need?

        I don’t wrap them up, but rather pawn them off… so I think that’s acceptable especially when they’re just collecting dust on my kitchen table.

      • Cate

        Amanda (or do you actually prefer ‘Chatel?’)

        I think pawning-off is a completely different thing. As a wrapped gift, though, that’s definitely in the ‘weird’ arena especially from a boss.

      • Amanda Chatel

        I think Chatel from commenters is fun… like we’re on a sports team or something! But honestly, most people call me Mandy, because I’m not a Mandy at all so it’s kinda funny.

        That aside, I’m glad my pawning is OK behavior… I’m creepy enough as it is.
        xo.

    • lucygoosey74

      Ew, really? I’d be so freaked out if my boss, or God forbid, my mother in law gifted me a vibrator! How fucking inappropriate can you get?!
      ESPECIALLY on the job..that happens to be sexual harassment!
      The only person who could gift me a vibrator without freaking me out would be my husband. Everybody else needs to stay the fuck out of my sex life.

    • Lisa

      I’d give my best friend, but only her, a vibrator; she’s also the only one who could give me one without coming off as a lady-creep.

    • Emily

      Not if it was something like a Rabbit. But if it was a beautiful high end one like a Jimmy Jane I’d probably be OK.

      It would have to be more like jewelry, or stylish, not just about masturbation, or I’d feel icky. Or funny – like if I’d been late and she got me one of those alarm clock panty vibrators. Or maybe one of those ones that looks like a memory stick.

    • vibrator

      Wow amazing topic,I love this product but I would also like to share to you about cheap Rabbit vibrators online. Browse our collection to find an erotic Rabbit vibrator that suits you! We also stock lingerie, lubricants, clone a willy kits and more.So what are you waiting for visit the site now for more info!!!

      • Ash Barron

        Please go away.

      • Amanda Chatel

        Yeah, we’ve been dealing with spammers creeping in more than usual… I’m assuming they’re working on that. It is annoying for them to pop up in the comments section.

        ARGH!

    • vibrator

      I’m so curious about this topic it give us knowledge on how to use it like cheap Rabbit vibrators online. Browse our collection to find an erotic Rabbit vibrator that suits you! We also stock lingerie, lubricants, clone a willy kits and more.

    • Reeta

      Inappropriate? Depends upon who is doing the giving and if you fancy her or not….
      Don’t think I’d be too pleased if a male boss did…would have to be a sub-text there…but some women I’ve worked with have had me curious about their sexuality -mine is rarely in doubt.
      I’d take it as an a clear invitation…!