Retirement Home? Can I Bring My Sex Toys?

“I am not afraid to go to ‘a home’ when the time comes, but I am afraid they won’t let me even talk about Minipearl, let alone bring one in,” writes Susan Tixier at 67 in a guest blog for titled “Retirement Home? Can I Bring My Sex Toys?” So she is talking about it now:

One day I’ll be going into a home and when that happens, let me be clear that I’ll need that (1) Minipearl can go with me, (2) I have plenty of batteries, and (3) there are no rules or reasons against my using it.

Recently, I had my 67th birthday and a dear friend sent me a new Minipearl. It occurred to me then that there would be a birthday – not too soon, one hopes – when I’d be in a home and I would probably be prohibited from receiving such a gift. That thought gave me a fright.

What would I do? Could I ask the caretakers to organize an outing to a sex shop? Would it put off other customers to see a gaggle of old people in diapers, using walkers and wheelchairs, shuffling around as they tried to find their favorite sex toy? Maybe I’d have to organize a smuggling ring?

Hmmm, I’ve heard there’s more sex going on in nursing homes than we know, and that’s despite never being able to lock the door. Does this include never separating a woman from her favorite vibrator?

Susan’s favorite, the Vibratex Mini Pearl:


  1. Joanna Cake on November 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    You guys are the pioneers for those of us just going through the Menopause. With your courage and determination, we will who follow you into those homes at some point will be able to retain the quality of life that we have at home. Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. paula on November 4, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Some nursing homes have two people in a room with a waiting list for a private room. With assisted living there is more privacy. This is a really good question, can people have sex toys at these places? I don't see why not!

  3. Pamela on November 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Hi, it's Pamela from I love that you picked up this story about Susan and the Mini Pearl. I heard about Susan through a mutual friend. When I interviewed her, I was shocked, and I mean incredulous, when she told me her story. She sounded forty! When I wrote the story later I kept getting her age wrong — I just couldn't believe she was in her late sixties. Morale of the story: staying sexy and vibrating as much as you darn well want to keeps ya' young! I'll never stop…

  4. The Porn Librarian on November 2, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I love this!

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