• Dildo Urn Holds Loved Ones’ Ashes As Part Of 21 Grams Memory Box (PICTURES)

    Ever thought about putting your loved ones’ ashes in a dildo? Probably not. But thanks to a new urn, you can do just that.

    The dildo is part of memory box called 21 Grams (the supposed weight of the human soul) that is going viral online. The product also includes a scent diffuser and a speaker, in case you want to remind yourself of your loved ones’ favorite perfume or song.Dildo Urn

    But of course, most people are focusing on the ashes-holding dildo. “After a passing, the missing of intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and grief,” designer designer Mark Sturkenboom said. “This forms the base for 21 Grams. The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the deceased and displays an immortal desire. By bringing different nostalgic moments together like the scent of his perfume, ‘their’ music, reviving the moment he gave her her first ring, it opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy.”

    So how did Sturkenboom come up with this idea for the dildo urn? He had the revelation while helping an old woman carry groceries.

    “I sometimes help an elderly lady with her groceries and she has an urn standing near the window with the remains of her husband,” he told Metro. “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?'”

    The finished product debuted at Milan Design Week earlier this month. The memory box will be customized for each client and handmade to order, though the exact price remains unclear. Sturkenboom has only sold one so far, but he insists interest for the dildo urn has increased since the Milan showing.

    “I tried to open a new window for the way we reminisce about someone and find a dialogue for these feelings people are struggling with when somebody passes,” Sturkenboom concluded to Dezeen. “We live in a time where we are able to manipulate life, adjust the way that we look, where the possibilities are endless if it comes to body enhancements, but there is one thing we still cannot answer, the unavoidable passing of life. But I can sure try.”

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    Melissa Siegel

    Melissa Siegel is a writer and journalist based in a suburb of New York City.

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