For most of us, it seems that discussing sexuality and death in the same breath is taboo, but this is something that Dutch designer Mark Sturkenboom seems determined to challenge. His controversial 21 Grams project features a glass dildo that can hold exactly 21 grams of a cremated loved one’s ashes. In 1901, an American doctor named Duncan MacDougall determined that the soul weighed 21 grams by weighing elderly people immediately before and after they died from tuberculosis.


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The dildo is accompanied by other fixtures designed to help the user “revive an intimate night with her love again,” like a ring holder and a fragrance diffuser. The box that holds it all locks with a key that can be worn as a pendant, and the box can play music from an iPhone to help set the mood.

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