Brinquedo-fenômeno, exercício meditativo, tonificante muscular e mental. Sim, caros expectadores: o bambolê vem exercendo, ao longo dos séculos, um fascínio inegável sobre indivíduos e culturas. Mas uma das características menos comentadas do bambolê é seu caráter intrinsecamente sexual. A revista eletrônica SheKnows fez uma reportagem interessantíssima e destemida sobre o tema. O Bam!Bam!Bam! recomenda, com toda força, essa leitura absolutamente sensual.
I came across an interesting doctoral thesis, “Ways to Free your Sexual Energy” by Amelia Hirsch. In her thesis, written in the early 1980s, Hirsch suggested various “sex toys,” including, you guessed it, the Hula Hoop.
I contacted Dr. Hirsch, a psychosexual therapist practicing in Atlanta. “You have to go back to the 12th century,” Hirsch told me. “You have to go to Persia. Perhaps you’ve heard of the whirling dervishes? This was a Muslim group trying to attain ecstasy through austerity, dancing, and yes, sexual practice. They used a form of the Hula Hoop to free their hips. All of our sexual energy, the dervishes believed, comes from the hips.”
My investigation had suddenly attained some kind of ecstasy. I asked Dr. Hirsch a question. “Do you think Americans, a rather prudish people, are aware of this?”
Dr. Hirsch offered some interesting history. “Right before WHAM-O gave America the Hula Hoop, Elvis Presley went on the Ed Sullivan Show and swiveled his hips. The American censure banned Elvis from doing that. Americans, though, were crazy for hip swiveling. The statistics prove it. In the first year of production, WHAM-O sold 20 million Hula Hoops. By the end of the next year they’d reached the 100 million mark. What, you think Americans bought the Hula Hoop for entertainment reasons? On the surface, perhaps. Subconsciously, we bought the Hula Hoop to unlock our sexual hips. The Hula Hoop was a subliminal sex toy.”