“Oh my God, Amazon sells sex toys?” she asked.
“Well, stockings aren’t exactly sex toys,” he responded.
“No. Look at the bottom of the page. Where the ‘People who bought these items also bought…’ is.”
He looked to the bottom of the page. Crotchless panties. Chemises. Peek-a-boo bras.
She squealed. “Oh my God, they have vibrators!”
“…and they’re in the Health, Household and Baby Care department!”
They both laughed.
They jumped into the virtual rabbit hole after that, following random sexual links to vibrating eggs, beads, nipple clamps, wrist restraints. They described what they found, sent each other links, filled their virtual shopping carts with toys and apparel. Most of the time the items were more silly than hot – plastic toy handcuffs, cheap pleather BDSM kits – but occasionally an item would tinder a sexual spark.
While browsing the bondage section of the store (though helpfully still within the Health, Household and Baby Care department) they both clicked on the same page at the same time. The page displayed a red, handcrafted leather collar with careful white stitching and a faux fur lining. A red leather chain-link leash matched the collar. The phone line went silent, both of them hushed by desire. Underlying the silence lurked the cellular hum of their connection.