But where do you stand on vagina-scented COVID face masks?
Apparently, a woman named CAT has begun selling them on a fetish site called Sniffer, where she also sells used panties and socks.
Of the masks, she says:
“I think people like them because they’re able to enjoy a fetish outside of their home. I think it’s like a little secret only they know and it makes it risky and fun,” she said. “It’s personally thrilling to me knowing that a mask I’ve had in my panties or shoes is now being worn on someone’s face and they’re enjoying it.”
Most vagina masks sell between $5 and $250, but on average most are around $15.
They come in a range of ways and places they’re worn before they’re sold; of course, strapped to the inside of a thong seems to be the most popular, but feet, stuffed into bras, and faces are sometimes options, too, depending on the seller. Disposable surgical masks are the ones most frequently posted, but people also sell simple cloth masks or ones with patterns and designs.
The surgical three-ply masks are good for holding smells, she says, but also for keeping evidence of what’s on the other side secret.
“If there are things like sweat or skid marks on one side it typically does not show all the way through,” seller Laceysniffs, who primarily sells on Reddit, told me.
“A lot of my clientele fetishize scents, so being able to have a mask full of my fragrances pressed tightly in their face, and being able to deeply inhale my scents, can be a highly euphoric and erotic experience for some,” Laceysniffs said.
The element of public play is also a big part of it.
“The allure is that they can share something very private and intimate with me right out in the open, in public,” Sidney77 said. “They get to walk around with a dirty little secret.”
A quick disclaimer, though: Coronavirus could be contagious through fecal matter (but not vaginal fluids). But the virus is also usually dead on surfaces within a few hours to days, according to the CDC—so with that information, wear your vagina mask at your own discretion.