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How do you make an octopus laugh? You give it ten-tickles. How do you make an ever-growing portion of the population cum? The same way. No, we’re not talking about tickling fetish - although with an intro like that it could have gone either way. Today we’re talking about tentacle porn, a very interesting dildo and all things slimy.

 Let’s start with the basics; tentacle porn is absolutely a real thing and a very popular one at that. We don’t have exact statistics on this one for obvious reasons but one scroll of the hentai (Japanese cartoon porn) section of Pornhub reveals just many people are into getting down with many limbed creatures (lots).

 Like many kinks that may initially seem a bit odd (no shame, but eyeball lickers we’re looking at you…from a safe distance) tentacle porn comes from Japan. The earliest known depiction of tentacle porn is a woodblock carving called The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife from 1814 in which the aforementioned wife is pictured getting it on with two octopuses. Although many western viewers first interpret this image as some kind of sexual assault on either the woman or the sea creatures, it’s actually an image from a Japanese legend and the text on the carving suggests that they’re all very much into it.

 Fast forward to modern Japan, where strict censorship laws prohibit a lot of sexual content - including genitalia (if you have ever watched live-action Japanese porn, you’ll know what we’re talking about). The re-emergence of tentacle porn came when illustrators and animators started drawing creatures with tentacles as a way around the laws.Tentacles can do what hands, ropes or even penis’ can do - without being censored by the government.

With the rise of the internet, tentacle porn has become more mainstream outside of Japan and people are into it for a variety of reasons. There’s a BDSM aspect to it, as tentacles can be used much like ropes to tie a partner down, there’s sometimes elements of non-consent involved (you can’t really say no to a sea monster) and the fact that double or even triple penetration are pretty much a given do it for a lot of folks. Imagine, a lover who can literally touch every part you want touched at once - we can sort of see the appeal!

 If you’re interested in giving the tentacle thing a go, we have the perfect tool for the job. The Icicles No 24 - Rose Tentacle Dildo is a beautifully made glass dildo complete with nodules and ridges - just like a real one! Glass dildos are an amazing investment; they’re easy to clean, you can manipulate their temperature and they’ll last and last.

So why not try it out? You have nothing to lose, and a potential new sexual interest to gain. Plus, in real life one octopus will actually generally eat their mate after copulation - so you can consider this dildo a safe alternative! And yes, we did have to research octopus sex to write about this. We’ve seen some things.