Dildo-gate hits Portland as hundreds of sex toys appear over City’s power lines

Hundreds of dildos are appearing over power and telephone lines all over Portland, Oregon. The internet rumour mill went into over-drive and it was speculated it was a form of artistic expression; or as part of a publicity stunt for a documentary; or someone with access to a container load of sex toys; or just a raunchy prank.

It’s been getting a whole range of reactions from locals and visitors alike: Some laugh, some blush and get a little aroused, some just take photos, some have been struggling to find creative ways to explain the dildos to their children, and of course there are the obligatory few that have been complaining to the authorities.

Thankfully, city officials don’t seem that concerned about the hundreds of sex toys hanging off their power lines, though they are warning people of the dangers of trying to remove the dildos.

On Thursday VICE spoke with a woman in her 20’s claiming to be the mastermind behind the Portland Dildo-gate. The recent college graduate and retail worker has no intention to stop, informing VICE it is part of a larger sex-toy offensive. The reason behind the prank? Well… according to the woman: “It had to be done. I have no idea why, but it had to. Dick-tossing is an exercise in happiness. It was just a fun, hilarious thing to do.”

Got to love that! Keep tossing away girlfriend!