Designer dildo that holds loved one's cremated ashes

The erotically-shaped urn is part of a memory box devised by Sturkenboom to help grieving people feel the presence of their loved ones.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2015, 16:11 PM IST
Designer dildo that holds loved one's cremated ashes

New York: A Dutch designer has just created a sex toy that can hold cremated remains of that special someone.

The dildo has a mini-urn for holding the cremated remains, the Huffington Post reported.

The erotically-shaped urn is part of a memory box devised by Sturkenboom to help grieving people feel the presence of their loved ones.

Besides the death-oriented dildo, the memory boxes come with a perfume diffuser that can hold the departed's signature scent, and an iPod amplifier so the bereaved can play songs that remind them of the deceased.

The box can also hold other keepsakes related to the dead loved one, and comes with a brass key that can be worn as a pendant.

Sturkenboom said an elderly neighbor inspired him to create the memory box.

"I sometimes help an elderly lady with her groceries and she has an urn standing near the window with the remains of her husband," the report quoted him as saying.

"She always speaks with so much love about him but the jar he was in didn’t reflect that at all. In that same period I read an article about widows, taboos and sex and intimacy and then I thought to myself 'Can I combine these themes and make an object that is about love and missing and intimacy?'" he said.

Sturkenboom told The Huffington Post that the price hasn't been determined.

He also hopes that people focus on the reasoning behind the concept and not the sex aspect.

"I would much appreciate if the term 'sex toy' or 'dildo' are not the headlines," he told HuffPost by email. "It's a conversational piece. A metaphor."