the irish “sex toy” seems to be the same device in Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Bloom takes the box out of the draw and examines it. memories, dreams, reflections. a non-electric anal probe of some sort. a toy for him and Molly? i’ve forgotten.


When first published in 1922 Ulysses was banned in both the United States and Britain because of content deemed obscene. Specifically, the censors in America objected to the Nausicaä episode of the novel, in which homemade male sex toys, masturbation and sexual fantasy are depicted.

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