Wow. My first shopping trip to Soap.com kind of blew my mind. I mean — where else can you pick up Tide, Charmin, and The Rabbit all under one umbrella? Though I actually haven’t officially ordered anything (honestly, there’s something that really creeps me out about a company that sells both Pampers and KY Jelly), I have checked out the new website since I got a coupon for 20% from them from their sister site, Diapers.com. For those of you that haven’t been to Diapers.com, it’s great. Instead of lugging home enormous boxes of diapers and baby wipes from the market, they will be shipped to your door — for way cheaper than you can buy them at most places.
Apparently, the founders of the site have had so much success with this concept, that they decided to start another website which sells other pain-in-the-ass grocery products like laundry soap and gigantic packages of toilet paper. But the only thing about this new site, Soap.com, is that as a first time shopper, I kind of got the feeling the founders actually wanted the site’s name to be Sex.com, but since it was taken, then figured, “Aw, screw it. Let’s just sell laundry detergent AND dildos.
I’m not kidding. After I placed some sunblock and Method hand soap into my cart, I curiously clicked on the site’s “Sexual Wellness” tab. I actually thought it was going to be stuff like herbal supplements or libido enhancing teas, but much to my surprise, Soap.com stocks and ships everything from pube hair dye to black satin covered handcuffs. I’m no prude, but this honestly shocked me. Nothing in their marketing campaign hinted about them selling kinky sex toys. Even the name — Soap.com — is pretty tame.
But, I mean, I guess the whole thing kind of makes sense. Eventually, if you’re having tons of sex, the odds are that you WILL pop out a kid or two. So maybe they figured, well, we sell Huggies, why not Trojans? I almost wonder if the company will find some crazy correlation to sales of diapers and condoms. Like, if someone all of a sudden is buying cases and cases of diapers, maybe they’ll also suddenly start buying massive amounts of condoms in order to prevent future diaper deliveries? Crazy stuff.