Both voting and sex are driven by our deepest — and sometimes darkest — desires. The ways we vote and the ways we have sex can be filled with passion. They can be kept fiercely private or shouted from the rooftops. They can make folks come together for a common goal, or prove to be deeply divisive. And this Tuesday, those who vote can sex up their lives a little bit with the help of Babeland and CamSoda.
After surveying customers during the course of the election, the OG feminist sex shop Babeland has come up with some vital stats about sex and politics. Apparently, Democrats are more likely to masturbate with a sex toy, and Republicans are more likely to own a butt toy. What would a sex-positive feminist version of Sigmund Freud have to say about this? Goddess only knows.
1. Free Sex Toys At Babeland
Either way, come election day, everyone should hit up Babeland after you vote for a free sex toy. The first 100 people to come into their three locations in New York City will receive something to help them ease the pain — or enhance the pleasure — of what is surely going to be a very close race: a Babeland Silver Bullet vibrator or Butt Beads.
Online shoppers can use the promo code “blue” at (Silver Bullet) or “red1” (Anal Beads) at checkout for their free gift.
2. $50 Off At CamSoda
CamSoda, the site that features hundreds of adult entertainers to interact with in real time, is offering everyone who casts a ballot 500 tokens (a $50 value) to spend on their site. To get this voter-only deal, all folks have to do is take a picture of themselves engaging in the democratic process and post it on social media with the hashtag #CamSodaVotes. The company gently reminds those who want to partake in the promotion to make sure they snap a pic outside the polling booth to avoid any snafus or run-ins with the law.
If these aren't enough reasons to vote — besides the whole participating in our democratic process part — I certainly don't know what is.
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