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Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson's $450 Leather Sex Bench Has Already Won #Pride

And it's only May!

by Emma Specter
May 29 2019, 6:31pm

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Pride is almost upon us, as you might have gleaned from the proliferation of gay thirst traps geotagged from Riis Beach this past Memorial Day weekend, and Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson just officially kicked off the season with the purchase of—drumroll, please—a $450 leather sex bench.

The Daily Mail reported the news in its inimitable style, referring to the pair as "giggling girlfriends" who "set jaws dropping" as they "revealed their extremely racy purchase." The publication also went to the lengths of identifying the bench as the "Master Series Faux Leather Sex Bench with Adjustable Restraints, available at Australian retailer Wild Secrets, boasts faux leather pads for the torso, arms legs and head for optimal comfort during sexual intercourse."

As the queer Twitter wars rage about whether kinks belong at Pride (answer: yes, they do, just ask Catherine Opie, who proudly breastfed her child with the word "Pervert" carved into her chest), it's a delight to see a fun, young, queer couple like Delevingne and Benson move a kinky-ass toy into their L.A. home in the light of day, with smiles on their faces.

If you're not particularly kink-literate, a sex bench (or "fuck bench," or "sex glider") is "a piece of furniture where you can get your partner into the perfect sex position, but what makes it somewhat different from the couch is that you have room to add straps or touch and tease your partner, but it might be a little more difficult to explain what this is versus explaining away your sex chaise as a fancy couch."

Is it possible that Cara and Ashley's little excursion was an engineered PR stunt, given that models and actresses have access to an endless range of handymen and Taskrabbits who would be honored to move their various and sundry sex benches? Yes, of course, but if so, this is one PR stunt I can fully get behind. Now we just need Jasper Morrison to develop a line of cork sex furniture.

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