Adult sex store offends residents with sexually explicit skeleton display

Residents of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, apparently have no sense of humor when it comes to sex and profanity. Just recently, many expressed outrage over a risqué store display that used sexually active skeletons to play up the Halloween season while advertising their products.

Condoms Galore, a sex store that sells a variety of condoms (hence, the name), as well as other fun sex toys including massage oils, lubes, lotions and accessories for every fetish imaginable, is under fire after store owners got clever with their outdoor display.

The owners of Condoms Galore placed two love-making skeletons on a bed surrounded with Halloween decorations with the scene cleverly captioned: “Use condoms or you’ll end up f—ing dead.”

Some residents found the display to be of poor taste.

Pennsylvania residents not a fan of using skeletons to promote safe sex

“It’s offensive and not necessary,” Stroudsburg citizen Pam Aarsonson told NCB affiliate WBRE-TV. “I think the whole store is offensive,” she added.

Condoms Galore President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Rohrer said the display was up for three weeks before it received any negative attention. The controversy was seemingly ignited after zoning officer Jeffrey Wilkins and the local television station visited the sex store asking questions about the display, reports The Morning Call.

Subsequently, the store manager removed the display, only before putting it back up again after learning that they were not in violation of any city ordinances. In fact, both the sign and the display even fall under the protection of the First Amendment.

“‘Not a fan of a business that goes back on their word,’ Victoria Evans Winot wrote in a one-star review she left of the department store. ‘When people complained, they agreed AND changed an inappropriate window display to a more suitable version for our community.’”

Residents accuse sex store of removing display in exchange for positive news coverage

Winot alleged in the review that “Condoms Galore only changed the storefront back after receiving positive news coverage by local press.”

According to The Morning Call:

“The display was removed by a manager after both borough zoning officer Jeffrey Wilkins and a local television station visited the store on Wednesday. The corporate offices of the store chain, however, ordered the manager to put the display back after hearing from Wilkins that it was not in violation of any ordinances.”

“I’ve gotten calls in support,” Rohrer said. “There’s more people for that display than against it. It’s a very good message,” he said, adding, that once Halloween is over it will be removed and any complaints about it will be “moot.”

Sources:

MCall.com

NBCPhiladelphia.com