There’s been a lot of talk about transvaginal ultrasounds lately, because a number of bills have been introduced at the state level that would require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. Some pro-choice activists have equated these government-mandated ultrasounds to rape, although if you’re into this kind of thing, there’s a great article over at Slate from the point of view of abortion providers, which points out that ultrasounds are often standard protocol with abortion anyway, and so it might be a bit dangerous to start calling them rape.
But if you’re not inclined to go balls deep into that debate, perhaps I can interest you in the following video. In celebration of Super Tuesday, Stephen Colbert mixed margaritas on his show last night using a transvaginal ultrasound wand. He then licked it. Here’s the clip (the margaritas happen at about the 2:00 mark):