Teamwork makes the dream work: Irish Twitter bands together to buy Victorian-era dildo at auction
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Teamwork makes the dream work: Irish Twitter bands together to buy Victorian-era dildo at auction

IN WHAT might just be the coolest and most bizarre thing to happen on social media, Irish twitter banded together to buy a 130 year-old dildo - or 'companion' as it was being advertised on the auction site.

The team, who are mostly strangers to each other, were led by Shawna Scott, owner of Sex Siopa, an Irish sex positive boutique.

Shawna brought attention to the ivory dildo, which was made in the Victorian era, on Sex Siopa's twitter page.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Settle in for this one.

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And Ireland celebrated.

Speaking to The Irish Times after her successful bid, Shawna said she was glad to see the item again as it challenged stereotypes about the repressed and puritan Irish of the 1800's.

"There was so much going on in that time period. People were literally starving to death and meanwhile someone was bringing this home for their spouse."

"I always get asked about how repressed we are in Ireland. I think we're much more liberal than we think we are."

The next step for Shawna is finding an Irish museum to take in the newly discovered piece of history, but with the thread gaining more publicity, likes and retweets by the hour, there should definitely be someone ready to snap it up.

The UK-based Vagina Museum (Yes, that's a thing) offered to take it off Shawna's hands, but true to her word, she politely declined, saying she wanted to keep the historical dildo in Ireland.

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Here's to SexSiopa, ivory dildos and the power of the internet!