Now just to be clear, not all Target stores are displaying sex enhancing items next to kiddie toothbrushes. But for sure at least one is. The item displayed is contained in a box with the name Fifty Shades of Grey. The item itself is a vibrating “male adult ring” pictured on the box.
The actual Target display proximity can be seen here. And it’s not the only Fifty Shades of Grey sex item sold by Target. Target’s Website promotes the “Love Ring” pornographically with other kinky sex devices under the Fifty Shades of Grey moniker.
But Target’s official response to queries about where the displays are placed was: “Our stores are carrying a limited assortment of the merchandise. It’s worth noting that it is not exclusive to Target and we directed stores to place the display on a back cap [aisle] in the adult health area of the store.”
The Target website description goes on to add that it’s “Part of the Fifty Shades of Grey The Official Pleasure Collection approved by author E L James. Supplied with a Fifty Shades of Grey storage bag, Yours and Mine is the ideal erotic gift for fans of the trilogy.”
What some Target critics consider even more shocking is the connection to Fifty Shades of Grey, a trilogy of pornographic X-rated kinky sex and hardcore sadomasochism.