Barbara Walters enjoys this ‘Selfie’ more than you ever will

A sex toy is like a pet: In order to give it the love and care it deserves, you have to give it the right name. To that end, legendary news anchor Barbara Walters has revealed that she named her vibrator “selfie,” either as a sly nod to the masturbatory nature of social media, or because she’s 84 years old and doesn’t actually understand what a selfie is.

Walters revealed the moniker of her favorite sex toy in a segment on The View earlier this week, after co-host Jenny McCarthy asked her if she had more “self-confidence” and “self-love” in old age. As you can tell from the video below, this got Walters very excited.

Although at this point, every single American should’ve immediately realized the direction the conversation was going in and changed the channel to that show where doctors talk about being doctors, the discussion of the TV icon’s masturbatory habits somehow continued. “You start talking about that vibrator of yours again, I can’t handle it,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in.

“You know what it’s called?” Walters said triumphantly. “Selfie!”

So there you have it, America. Barbara Walters’ vibrator is named Selfie. All things considered, that’s a lot less gross than the time we found out she had sex with Alan Greenspan.

H/T Betabeat | Photo by Victoria Belanger/Flickr (CC BY – NC – ND 2.0) 

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson

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.