Found a black metal ring in a urinal--is this a sex accessory?
October 23, 2015 6:58 PM   Subscribe

OK, so I saw this black metal ring sitting in a urinal at a grocery store. Kind of an odd place for one. I'm curious if this is some sort of sex-related accessory that I'm not familiar with, or if it's just some random chain link that happened to end up in a urinal. It was about an inch in diameter. There's a small break in it. Pics are here.
posted by Slinga to Grab Bag (7 answers total)

I would say definitely not. I have not seen anything like that for sale as a sex accessory. Something that narrow would pinch sensitive skin and cut off circulation. Looks like a broken hair tie to me. Are you sure it's metal?
posted by desjardins at 7:01 PM on October 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

That's the handle that you can use to pull the red mat out of the urinal so that you can clean the urinal underneath it.
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 7:22 PM on October 23, 2015 [8 favorites]

Response by poster: It was definitely metal, and it was definitely not part of the mat--normally there's nothing in there.
posted by Slinga at 7:34 PM on October 23, 2015

That looks like a hoop earring to me. The silver part goes through the ear piercing.
posted by carmicha at 10:17 PM on October 23, 2015

that just looks like a regular ol' snap ring. somebody probably rebuilt a motor bearing, stuck the old ring in their pocket, noticed it while they were doing their business, and chucked it in the urinal.
posted by Makwa at 10:18 PM on October 23, 2015

I see a snap ring too, among the pissy bubbles and stray pubes.
posted by mammoth at 11:07 PM on October 23, 2015 [3 favorites]

Though I tend to be more spartan in my own genital accesorization, I've encountered a wide range of erotic appliances in the wild. This is not from that family.
posted by yesster at 11:33 PM on October 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

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