Would You Wear: A Sex Ring?
When Christina Aguilera’s album Bionic dropped last April, it was impossible to miss the singer’s sudden interest in kink — her video for “Not Myself Tonight” featured whips, chains, a gimp mask, a ball gag, and drinking from a doggy bowl, among other things. Plus, there was that promotional photo featuring the singer wearing a thumb and index finger “petting ring” by Betony Vernon, which, while holding the fingers in the chi mudra position (for a concentrated, one-pointed mind), also aids in, uh, sexual play. There’s no doubt Xtina’s kinky ring cost an arm and a leg, but now you can get the look for a lot less. The question is, would you want too? Personally, I’m really into chunky, edgy jewelry — chains, mixed metals, harsh edges — so I think the sex ring is totally hot, albeit totally impractical. But would you wear it? [$30, Shock Boutique]