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Trojan Moves Free Vibrator Giveaway Off City Hall Plaza

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People waited up to 45 minutes for the vibrators in New York City in August. (Photo credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

People waited up to 45 minutes for the vibrators in New York City in August. (Photo credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  Trojan will not be giving away free vibrators on City Hall Plaza next week. City Hall Plaza was the original location of the giveaway but after local officials raised concern about the location, the company has decided to go elsewhere.

Trojan announced the Boston giveaway on their Facebook page saying:

“The Pleasure Carts are coming! The Pleasure Carts are coming! Monday, December 3, the Trojan® Vibrations Pleasure Carts arrive in Boston to continue the biggest vibrator giveaway ever! Join us at the Boston Center for the Arts and get yours FREE, while supplies last.”

From noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, the giveaway will take place at Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Last month, Mayor Menino’s Chief of Property Management Michael Galvin wrote a letter to Trojan’s marketing company Massivemedia saying the plaza is a “family-friendlyicon1 Trojan Moves Free Vibrator Giveaway Off City Hall Plaza ” space and urged the company to find “an alternative site” to distribute the vibrators.

“I am told the public nature of the plaza affords you legal protection to distribute these products should you insist against our objections, but I would tell you in the strongest terms allowable that I feel this is an inappropriate and irresponsible use for the plaza,” Galvin wrote.

Trojan Vibrations issued this statement to WBZ-TV after Galvin urged them to find a new space for the giveaway:

“We have been working with the City of Boston’s permit office to explore several locations that would be appropriate for the Trojan vibrator giveaway, but did not submit a permit application for the City Hall area. We look forward to bringing the buzz of the Trojan Pleasure Carts to Boston. As we have more information we will be happy to share it with you.”

In August, Trojan gave away more than 4,000 of the sex toys to crowds of people in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.  Some people waited as long as 45 minutes in line to get one.

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