February 17, 2009

Vt. store’s sex products spark outrage

A popular Vermont chain store has sparked controversy among customers for stocking adult sex products on its shelves.

The Vermont Country Store, a statewide chain that has been serving the region for more than 60 years, recently added vibrators, sex creams and instructional sex videos to its stock, causing anger among some customers who see the products as inappropriate, WPTZ-TV, Plattsburgh, N.Y., reported Tuesday.

A company representative said store officials have received a couple hundred letters from customers angered by the intimate solutions line of products.

It's just dirty, customer Celia Jordan said Monday while leaving a Vermont Country Store in Rockingham. That's not what the Vermont Country Store is all about. That's not why people come here.

The company representative said the products were introduced to cater to the needs of customers and the products are displayed discreetly on the shelves and on the store's Web site.