Friday, April 14, 2006
Urine Denial: The Kisses Urinal
The Virgin Atlantic airline got on the wrong side of the National Organization for women when they announced they would be installing the Kisses Urinal in their airport club bathrooms. The problem? The Kisses Urinal is shaped like a woman's open mouth. Seems the idea of men urinating into a woman's mouth got on the bad side of NOW. Virgin backed down, but sales of the urinal went through the roof. The debate turned more complicated when it turned out the urinals were designed by a woman.
The designer insisted that it was designed to be a "sexless, cartoonish mouth" and the idea that someone might interpret the act as urinating into a woman's open mouth never even occured to her. Right. That's why the urinal is called "Kisses," and why their own website describes it as "the sexy urinal," "a blushing experience," and "one target men will never miss." Admit it, lady, you're a pervert trying to appeal to other perverts, and you got caught.