A complaint to the popular department store has sent snorts of giggles and squeals of glee around the internet as shoppers have a go at the moaning ‘Karen’ who wasn’t that keen on an x-rated display at her local store.

Target in the US has recently started selling a range of massagers (the sexual kind) in-store and online.

“Consumers are focused on self-care and self-love now more than ever. Whether it’s for pleasure or wellness, certainly women deserve convenient access to high-quality, affordable sexual-wellness devices so they can own their sexuality,” said a spokesperson for plusOne vibrators.

While there are many open-minded shoppers down under in Australia who wouldn’t mind picking up some baby clothes, a sandwich maker and a vibrator while shopping at Target, there are some who are pretty sour at the saucy and possible even x-rated idea.

One woman attacked the discounted chain store when she encountered the vibrators on sale in the US version of Target.

It’s X-Rated And Inappropriate!

Misty Soulard posted a photo of the dual vibrating massager and shared her venom on the Target facebook page.

“Target sinks to a new low in its hatred of parents, children, families and anything appropriate,” the woman ranted, alongside an image of two vibrators for sale in what appears to be a US chain of the store.

“Front and center for little eyes to see. A vibrator that you can stick in BOTH holes. Because that is appropriate for little ones to see while shopping for vitamins.

“Shame on you. Again.”


And The Internet Went WILD!

We know that the internet world can’t resist having a go at a ‘Karen’ and the responses did not disappoint.

“$30 is a STEAL of a deal!!” one commenter said.

“I’m going to Target and buying one tomorrow,” another wrote.

Two Holes?

Most were teasing poor ol’ Misty about her ‘knowledge’ of the vibrator.

“i would pay ANY amount of money for this woman to explain to me 1) which holes she is talking about and 2) where she thinks they are,” one tweet read.

“I’m a gynecologist. Technically you could probably stick those two parts in both holes, but I doubt it would be comfortable, and definitely not pleasurable,” said another.

Vitamin Aisle? Really?

Others teased Misty about the fact that she definitely wasn’t shopping in the vitamin aisle when she discovered the sexual toys:

“Well let’s clarify one thing- this is not in the vitamin aisle. So unless you’re taking your kids shopping down the condom aisle, your kids wouldn’t see these… which are also on an upper level, not eye level with a child.”

Would Kids Even Know What This Was?

Others said that most young kids would have no idea what this product was if they stumbled across it in the store.

“They wouldn’t know what it is if you don’t tell them,” one comment read.

Wow, that’s probably the last time Misty will be showing her face on social media.

How would you feel if your local Target started selling vibrators? Would you call this x-rated? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Oh please…..children are not going to know what they are.


  • I think it is a bit inappropriate to have them on display on this shop. Perhaps you could purchase it from behind the counter.


  • It doesn’t bother me.But they should make it in separate area.


  • Target & Kmart these days are selling very inappropriate things in there Family stores like vibrators & these lol doll’s in bondage gear both stores would sell your soul if they could earn a dollar . Seeing it’s a good old family store l suppose anyone can buy the vibrators to any age group What will they sell next ?????


  • I would complain if they were in the toy aisle where the kids would see them. As long as they are in the box and not out on display I’d probably walk straight past them anyway.


  • Haha, I don’t know if I would even notice. I imagine they would be sold in an area that wasn’t highly visible to kids. Who knew Target now sold vibrators??!!

    • Agree! Unless looking for a particular item, would it even be noticed?


  • I don’t think I would be happy when my kids would stumble across this in the store


  • I worked for a pharmacy that sold them and got a real giggle out of who would but them – might surprise you that average age of customer was about 60+ Women!


  • Sounds like she is in desperate need of one


  • I see target as a home store and wouldn’t expect to see this kind of thing there. We have stores specifically for selling this so…


  • I kinda agree with the Karen it’s not really appropriate to be sold in a regular department store unless they’re going to have a closed off adult only section at the back.


  • The other products in the photo appear to be lube and it appears to be a shelf for adults. No issue with this product being sold to adults.


  • I would not even bother it if they sell one. May be she is conservative, can’t say why she reacted like that but for me I wouldn’t call it x rated


  • I guess if they are appropriately packaged and in the right section of the store it shouldn’t be such an issue?


  • I guess you need to sell them somewhere ????


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