Art + Sex = Sexy Art?

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. I love being in bed with an excess of both blankets and time, able to waste (see also: totally not a waste) the day away just slipping in and out of sleep, running out to get coffee then come home and return to rigorous dozing. On the other hand, day after day of dark skies turn me into a hermit, which after a while makes me feel isolated and depressed.

I was once diagnosed as having Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, which may be the single most fitting acronym of all time. After hearing the treatment plan (a prescription for regular visits to a tanning salon), I decided I’d rather be sad than have skin cancer and returned home to re-read my collection of Walking Dead trades and drink whiskey.

However, a new product has emerged that claims to fight depression. According to geekologie.comSeqinetic is a pair of glasses that have six LED’s and a reflector that emits a white spectrum of light around the eyes. The glasses will set you back $75, and wearing them for 30 minutes a day will give your body the “daylight-esque” light it craves and improve your mood in the winter months. The jury’s out on whether or not they actually work.
 
In smelly news, a perplexing product has hit the market to unintentionally prove the timeless adage that if it ‘aint broke, don’t fix it’. American company Beneo and Bulgarian confectioner Alpi have come together to create an edible deodorant. According to foodbeast.com, the “Deo Perfume Candy” is ingested, and results in sweet smells emitting from your body for hours. The company’s website further explains: “Geraniol is a natural antioxidant and its fragrance, once consumed as a candy, leaves the body through its pores, creating a naturally sweet smell that can last for hours.” This strange product has yet to hit the U.S., but is currently available in Germany, China, Korea, Armenia and Spain. I don’t know how you guys feel about this, but I get the impression that it’s probably similar to the crystal deodorant my Dad used for a while. It didn’t work at all (sorry, Dad).
 
Lastly, a product recently came to my attention that puts everyone’s favorite two things together: sex + art! The Love Is Art kit is described on their website as “a kit that comes with everything a couple needs to safely make a tangible piece of abstract expressionistic art while being intimate with each other. What’s left is a one-of-a-kind abstract painting that represents that special moment that can be stretched, framed and hung on the wall.” Basically, you can have sex on a canvas, and then hang it above the fireplace for all to see. Well… I bet it’s a good conversation starter with the in-laws. Art!

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Zooey Mae has been working as a writer monkey for Synthesis Weekly since 2007. Her favorite things include (but are not limited to), Jeffrey Brown, bubble wrap, Craig Thompson, pillow forts, receiving handwritten letters, and whiskey. She spends her free time stockpiling supplies for the impending robot Apocalypse and avoiding eye contact with strangers.