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Pick-up artists are hiding $10,000 in Fleshlights all over L.A.
The YouTube channel Simple Pickup is hiding $10,000 in a bunch of rubber vaginas throughout L.A.
Warning: This story contains sexually explicit material and may be NSFW.
What’s better than the chance to find $10,000? The chance to find $10,000 in a fake vagina, of course. Capitalizing on this titillating idea, a bunch of men have hidden $10,000 in hundreds of Fleshlight sleeves all over Los Angeles. Get to work, pervos! That $20 bill inside a rubber snatch isn’t gonna find itself.
Who, you might ask, would sponsor such a scavenger hunt? You might not be surprised to learn that it’s Simple Pickup, the male PUA organization that brought you such charming, sex-positive, female-friendly videos as “Massaging Random Hot Girls” and “How to Pick Up Black Girls!”
According to a press release obtained by LAist, Simple Pickup received $10,000 from Fleshlight, the male masturbation sleeve, to film a promotional video. Rather than, say, give the money to charity, or use it to fund their usual fare—maybe something like “How To Assault Women on the Street With Lubed-Up Rubber Vulvas?” The sky’s the limit, really—they decided to hold a citywide scavenger hunt, which they’re calling #Fleshcash. They’ve stuffed $20 bills in 200 hidden Fleshlights and they’re posting clues about the sleeves’ locations on Instagram and Twitter:
— Simple Pickup (@SimplePickup) October 20, 2014
For every 100,000 views on the #Fleshcash video above, the boys will be hiding another Fleshlight with $100 in it. They’ll reveal the locations of all the pocket pussies on Oct. 25.
I’m having four immediate reactions to this project:
1) This is probably a hoax.
2) If it’s not a hoax, some lucky dude has probably found all of these already, and is LOL’ing it up/having a really good time with his 200 new friends in his apartment right now.
3) If it’s not a hoax, stuffing cash in a bunch of disembodied vaginas and hiding them throughout a major metropolitan area is definitely a sexist and offensive thing to do.
4) Am I a bad feminist for thinking this is actually kinda funny?
Happy huntings, Angelenos. And if you happen to stumble across what looks like a foot-long heavy-duty industrial flashlight on your travels, remember to use lots of lube.
H/T LAist | Photo by Todd Kravos/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.