While Ellen DeGeneres may feel the need to hedge around the subject of sex toys for the sake of preserving the sanctity of daytime television, Jane Fonda—also known as one of our most valuable national treasures—isn't coy and is more than willing to answer any and all questions about her vibrator use. Which, as she'll readily admit, is plentiful. "Use it or lose it, right?" she asked.
Fonda appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week to promote the upcoming third season of Netflix show Grace and Frankie, on which sex toys are about to have a big role. Season two ended with Fonda's character, Grace, using her first-ever vibrator and promptly injuring her wrist and then straining her eyes to read the instructions. Grace and Frankie are thus launching a new, and pretty brilliant, business venture in season three: sex toys deliberately constructed for and aimed at older women. And, as the actress explained to DeGeneres, she was more than happy to help with behind-the-scenes research. After all, Fonda's character may have only recently discovered vibrators, but that's not true for Fonda herself. She says she even has a vibrator that "hangs around my neck and it looks like a beautiful piece of silver jewelry." But whether that convenience is actually helpful when Fonda is out and about town "depends on who you're with and what the bathroom looks like."
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Apparently never one to show up empty-handed, the iconic actress even brought a vibrator for show-and-tell on TV. DeGeneres was having none of it though, reminding her, "This is daytime.... I cannot show that" (which, really?!), but Fonda has never cowed to Hollywood conventions before, and she didn't here. Instead, she yanked the vibrator out of the box, earning the attention of network censors, who omitted Fonda's demonstration, on air. No worries there, though. Fonda has absolutely zero problems being verbally descriptive.
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