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Take "turning on the light" to a whole new level! The Love In Light by Monsby (all images courtesy of Monsby)

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Talk about mood lighting! Monsby’s newly released Love In Light lamp is a great way to let someone know you’re switched on — or simply to set the stage for some solo time. In case I’m being too subtle here, what I’m saying is: this light looks like a dong, and you turn it on by grabbing it firmly and drawing its flexible skin down the shaft (in other words, the same way you turn on a regular dong).

“I had been working on this lamp for about a year,” says the product description on the Monsby website. “It had different names during that period: Phallamp, Lampenis etc.” But in the end, Mr. Monsby, “someone who wants to make his stuff and keep some privacy,” according to his bio — decided to make the name a little less phallocentric.

“After all, the main idea of this lamp is not in the similarity with the penis, although, of course, it is funny.” the description says, “It is about love, light and life. The most meaningful and optimistic lamp ever.”

Now, that’s a pretty bold claim, considering the Love In Light has to contend with, for example, lamps designed to treat Seasonal-Affective Disorder (thus increasing optimism), as well as these little guys. Also, depending on your definition of “lamp,” it may vie for meaningfulness in a field saturated by Jenny Holzer and Dan Flavin. But I will grant that Monsby’s insertion into the canon is certainly among the most suggestive lamps I’ve ever seen, and definitely gets a person thinking about blowing more than a fuse, if you know what I mean. If you don’t know what I mean, I am again alluding to the fact that this lamp looks rather like an uncircumcised penis, complete with flexible foreskin.

Remember to check the care and cleaning guide for your lamp, to avoid trapping any detritus!

Only 50 of these limited-edition lamps are available, so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on one as soon as possible! The £3,500 (~$4,786) price tag might cause some people to droop, but for others may sound like a deal for a device to reliably brighten up the bedroom. There is also a single prototype available in the release, and one NFT, yet to meet its reserve price of 5.00 ETH ($9,151.40), for those who prefer to keep things virtual. Also for people like that, $9,000 goes pretty far on OnlyFans, IJS.

Cheers to Mr. Monsby on his cheeky release, which proves the telephone isn’t the only household appliance in need of a jack!

Sarah Rose Sharp

Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, and multimedia artist. She has shown work in New York, Seattle, Columbus and Toledo, OH, and Detroit — including at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She writes about art and culture, online...

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