[UDPATED] Crotch botch! Eager NYers denied free sex toys, but Trojan says giveaway will resume today

Free pleasure knows no age. Photos from the Flatiron vibrator cart by Timothy Krause.

Only in New York City would people complain about not being able to get their free vibrators fast enough. The Trojan vibrator giveaway yesterday turned into a bit of a buzz (sorry) kill when the city shut down the fun at the Flatiron location, causing a lot of gripes among people who had waited in line (aka a “Premature Finish,” thank you NY Post). We called Trojan HQ this morning to check if they were going to continue the giveaway today as planned: a rep told us the event will continue today “for sure,” but the company is trying to figure out exactly where it can operate. She said Trojan would update the Facebook page with new times sometime this morning, which we will post here when it comes (sorry) out. UPDATE: You can get your free vibrators from 5-7pm at Ninth Avenue and 14th Street (they’ve got a permit this time!). Let’s review some of the sights and sounds of a city frustrated by lack of adequate free sex toys yesterday, shall we?

Meredith went to the stand on Sixth Avenue between 48/49th Street yesterday, and had this to report:

Reporters from The Associated Press, Telemundo and several others are here asking people in line questions about 50 Shades of Grey, if they’re here to get a vibrator today (duh?), with some begging for interviews because everyone is saying they can’t speak to the press because they are currently ditching work.

A woman next to me said, “I have a meeting at 12, but I’m totally unfazed, apparently.”

She also lamented forgetting to bring a bag so she could take her haul back to the office in a SFW way. Ladies behind me were commenting that they’d already tweeted about the event multiple times, calling the PR move “genius.”

There were a good number of men in line as well, and they listened carefully to the setting differences between the two models, the TriPhoria and the Pulse. Trojan also seemed to have its own extensive camera crew.

Not everyone believed it was “genius,” however. Trojan’s Facebook page is a bukake of hateorade right now. Says one critic:
The worst promotion. I was at 23rd and 5th at 3:45. There was already a long line. At around 3:55 they packed everything up. Did not tell anyone they were leaving. The line was now around the corner going down 22nd street. We all waited like a bunch of fools. GREAT PR!!! The company does know the screwing business very well. We all got screwed!!!!
And another:
I hope your condoms are more reliable than your PR team.
ZING!! Some people said Trojan reps offered to send them vibrators:
She said yes and a few minutes later reps were taking email addresses. The rep said they didn’t expect the turnout. I said really? You’re giving away FREE vibrators and didn’t expect that you would have a whole lot of horny New Yorkers beat (pun intended) a path here at 4? Really?

The line at Flatiron around 4pm.

Stay tuned to Brokelyn as we bring you all the late-breaking news out of the genitalia stimulation situation room.

See more photos from Timothy Krause here.

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