And there it is – the inner kinky coming out.

If you read The Forum online – InForum – you know that at the top of the page is a search tool and under the search tool is a hot list for top searches so you can go directly to whatever topical material is most searched at the moment.

Here is what I saw on the top search list yesterday:

Top Searches: sex toys  crystal sugar  bankruptcies  fiebiger  boulger  costco  Boulger Funeral Home

Sex toys???  I understand the other hot topics, but sex toys??!!  How can that be a hot search term in good ol’ conservative North Dakota?  I was intrigued, so of course I felt compelled to investigate how sex toys became a hot topic on InForum.

I clicked on the hot link and it took me to a list of 10 articles from the past year that referenced sex toys. 10 – in the past year alone.  Wow, apparently I have been out of the loop.

Norberg case: Sex toy, porn mags excluded as evidence Trial set next month for Fargo surgeon accused of drugging, sexually assaulting wife. FARGO – A sex toy, pornographic magazines and a large amount of cash found inside a gun safe in the home of a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and sexually assaulting his wife won’t be evidence at his trial next month, a judge ruled Thursday. Friday, October, 19, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Critics blast Tennessee’s ‘no holding-hands bill’ NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is among the strictest in the nation. Sunday, June, 24, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Planned Grand Forks lingerie store worries parents
Friday, March, 09, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Foes of Grand Forks lingerie store want it moved GRAND FORKS — Opponents of a Grand Forks lingerie store have started a petition drive, saying the store shouldn’t be allowed to do business near an elementary school.  Sunday, March, 25, 2012 – INFORUM – News
No decision on Grand Forks sex shop GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks City Council members have delayed a decision on a proposed licensing ordinance for sex shops following testimony for and against a controversial new business. Tuesday, April, 03, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Grand Forks restricts sexually oriented businesses GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks leaders have decided to restrict where sexually oriented businesses can operate. Tuesday, April, 17, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Fantasy’s store owner tries to reassure Grand Forks opponents Says shop caters to female customers, not ‘creepy guys’ FARGO – The Fantasy’s store here has been compared to an adult book and video store, a lingerie store and a risqué gift shop, but according to its owner, it is a niche business with a specific clientele.  Friday, April, 06, 2012 – INFORUM – News
Petition opposes adult-oriented store near Grand Forks elementary school GRAND FORKS – Some people here have started a petition opposing an adult-oriented store that plans to open a block from Winship Elementary School. Tuesday, March, 27, 2012 – INFORUM – News
‘Fifty Shades’ also drawing male audience NEW YORK – They’re young and old, doctors and churchgoers, gay and straight – and those are just the MEN who have devoured oh-so-naughty “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an erotic trilogy that has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks. Saturday, April, 28, 2012 – INFORUM – Life
‘Grey’ impact: Books help women open up about sex, spike adult-themed sales FARGO – Slumber Parties direct-sales consultant Jaime Lamp recently ran into a woman she met at one of her first “Fifty Shades of Grey”-themed parties a few months ago. Friday, September, 14, 2012 – INFORUM – Life
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Apparently, North Dakota has some inner kinky going on.  I wonder, do the Lutheran Ladies know about this?  Do they know that the folks around here fancy sex toys?  Or maybe it is just reading about sex toys.  I wonder have the Lutheran Ladies read Fifty Shades of Grey?  I must confess, I have not.   I have too much other reading to do to be able to squeeze in a fantasy sex romp.  Oh no, not me – my nose is to the grindstone. But lo and behold I look up for a minute and I learn that sex toys was – on Saturday – a top search term on our local paper’s website.  I need to start paying more attention to what is going on.

You never cease to amaze me North Dakota – I guess it isn’t all lutefisk, lefse, and Lutherans after all - there is some kinky goings-on in the nooks and crannies of the state.  Carry-on you wild, crazy folks…and if you see the Lutheran Ladies, tell them they better come up out of the basement and check up on what’s been going on around here.  We are talking sex toys…right here in North Dakota…uff da!

Day one thousand two hundred and three of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to And there it is – the inner kinky coming out.

  1. Barbara says:

    WELL………..So much for our stereotypical notions. Uff-da indeed! :D

  2. Avatar of jimlindlauf jimlindlauf says:

    I believe your North Dakota stereotypes are still accurate. The majority of the stories involve Grand Forks and our fear of sex toys!

  3. Avatar of stormchaser stormchaser says:

    Fifty Shades of Grey…Mmmm Hmmmm You need to read that. Mmm Hmmm Yes, you do!! ;)

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