Adult store's sexy window display stirs up controversy

Pedestrians pass by a window display at Wicked Wanda's adult store on Bank St. where dolls are...

Pedestrians pass by a window display at Wicked Wanda's adult store on Bank St. where dolls are depicted in sex and bondage scenes Tuesday. Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

Denis Armstrong, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

OTTAWA -- A sexually explicit display of Barbi and Ken dolls in the front window of an adult store in the city's Centretown neighbourhood is getting residents hot and bothered.

The display in Wicked Wanda's Adult Emporium sex shop has been up for less than a week but folks are already divided over what is obscene and what is publicly permissible in the swinging

Inspired by the Fifty Shades of Gray popular erotic novels, store manager Mel Lockhart and her staff posed nearly a dozen Barbie and Ken dolls in a variety of sexual positions depicted in the novels, including Ken and Barbie, Ken and Ken and Barbie and Barbie engaged in oral, anal sex and other shenanigans.

Even though there is no nudity -- the dolls don't even have genitals -- the display is as raunchy and hardcore as doll play can get.


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