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Big Gay Road Trip: Slippery Roads


Today we stumbled upon one of Chicago’s hidden secrets: the plentiful and varied supply of lubes at the corner pharmacy! We have all been in a crunch and been forced to buy Astroglide or (God forbid) KY at CVS in the middle of the night, and the end result is never good. Well here in Chicago at Walgreen’s, which is arguably the most conservative of all the big pharmacy chains, we found they sold more varieties of lube than they did celebrity perfumes (only Shania’s and Britney’s were in sight).

There was ID, Wet, Probe, and even something called “Elbow Grease” that came in intimidating tubs. We weren’t even in the gay neighborhood, yet while shopping for a pen we came face to face with the biggest bottle of ID Glide we have ever seen. See the detail shots after the jump, along with the moral of this story.




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On:           May 16, 2006
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    • Todd

      OMG – I have noticed the same thing! I live in a Chicago suburb and my local Walgreens has a section exactly like the photo you posted. When I first saw it, I thought I had been transported to Boystown! I mean, Elbow Grease? Come on! There’s approx. one good use for that stuff! And in a conservative, Republican, soccer mom area, no less!

      May 16, 2006 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nat

      I love Elbow Grease!!!

      May 16, 2006 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      There must be some ‘mo who does the ordering for Walgreens because I noticed the same thing in Fort Lauderdale when I was there on vacation last year. AND that location was open 24 hours–so convenient for when you run out of lube in the middle of the night! Now if only they delivered…

      BTW–Elbow Grease is the best. Don’t be afraid of it.

      May 16, 2006 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john

      I don’t think anyone is afraid of Elbow Grease, I think they’re just afraid of elbows. I mean common, lube that comes in a big tub with an arm on the front? That doesn’t sound like it’s made for your run of the mill, vanilla anal sex.

      May 16, 2006 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt

      Walgreens must be making a major push for the gay dollar… They’re also a major sponsor of Chicago’s Gay Games this summer.

      May 16, 2006 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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