Are you fancy? Do you like sex? Next time you go out for your drip coffee and homemade pickled goods, you might also want to bring home some “artisanal sex.” It's all renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer has been tweeting about for the past week, and well—what?
Got it. So "artisanal sex" is like back-to-basics intercourse—right?
But wait, there's more:
And of course, as every connoisseur knows:
Yes, since the 24th of June, the octogenarian icon has been tweeting almost exclusively about the concept, save a few stray posts on topics such as last week's Supreme Court victory for same-sex marriage. We reached out for more insight into why she's suddenly so focused on it but have yet to hear back.
From what we can tell, "artisanal sex" is a term Dr. Ruth has coined herself. There are "artisanal sex toys"—products made in small quantities by loving craftspeople—but the doctor seems to have full ownership over the act.
She's basically just planning your weekend getaway:
Your mission is clear: Dr. Ruth wants you to buy local. So grab the coconut oil, sweet butter, and your lover, and head to the closest farmers market.
We, too, would like to know exactly what it means. So please report back. Don't send photos.
Cleo Stiller is a digital producer covering the intersections of sex, tech and culture. Words to live by: get your money's worth.