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WESTON, Vt. — Longtime catalog retailer The Vermont Country Store has aroused the anger of some of its customers by adding sex toys and videos to its homey offerings of old-time penny candy and flannel pajamas.

The new "Intimate Solutions" section of the store's website and catalog, which offers vibrators, kegel exercisers and a set of instructional sex videos for viewers over 40, has led to angry letters and cancellation requests.

Company proprietor Lyman Orton, 67, said that adding the new items to the catalog starting last summer was his idea.

"We never got any letters saying we want this. This was a sense, because our customers are a certain age and sex is below the surface in the world we deal in," Orton said. "I said 'Look, let's see if our customers respond to this.'"

Although customers have responded with purchases — the company said some of the items were big sellers, but wouldn't give details — other customers were outraged.

"The intimate massagers are certainly not what will uplift the youth of America but instead will lead them to be perverted pleasure seekers," one letter said. "Please rethink what you are doing."

"I am one of the women who respects her God-given human femininity," another wrote, in longhand. "These items are offensive to me."

Orton and his three sons, who are partners in the business, are considering whether the Intimate Solutions products are helping or hurting the brand.


Follow up: It appears the Intimate Solutions line is no longer available the website. Now Vermont Country customers can breath a sigh of relief that sex will remain as it should be: Something unspoken, shameful, and not to be attempted after age 40.

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Hank Alvarez
Thank God for the free market system. You don't like it don't buy it. Hank
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Roadie
Oh Goody!!! Another reason not to go to Vermont. Besdies the fact its friggin cold in the winter with snow and shit...they also bow to the pressure of the miscreants who are trying to run this country.

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They are like the Lillian Vernon catalog but nicer quality and their candy section is pretty good too. Too bad about the adult stuff though. Some people just have to go and ruin it for everyone. Especially when you consider the fact that alot of older people may be lonely and could use stuff like this!
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Adriana
omg. pleasure is the devil. LOL
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Hank Alvarez
This has troubled me for some time; I don't think its the customer's age as much as the narrow mind set. Hank
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I don't consider myself old, I think the word for it these days is "Cougar?" Though, I must admit AARP has come knocking..It's those kind of repressed attitudes you see here that bring us all down.
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