Macy Gray vibrator song: "B.O.B" is the ultimate music video about masturbation.

Macy Gray Has Written the Ultimate Song About Vibrators

Macy Gray Has Written the Ultimate Song About Vibrators

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What Women Really Think
July 28 2015 2:47 PM

Macy Gray Has Written the Ultimate Song About Vibrators


Macy Gray is most well-known for her late-'90s hit “I Try,” but if there’s any justice in the world, she will go down in history first and foremost as the author of the definitive song about vibrators. “B.O.B.,” which stands for “battery-operated better,” is an ode to the piece of machinery that “fits like a glove” and is “always up for love, steady as a caterpillar.”

You might hesitate to watch this video for a number of reasons. Maybe you’re tired of hearing about how much women love their vibrators, or you’re confused by the fact that “battery-operated better” isn't conventionally grammatical, or you're not sure what “steady as a caterpillar” means. (Me neither!) Don’t let that stop you from hitting play—the song is charming enough to nullify any conceivable criticism. I wasn’t even bothered that Gray refers to her vibrator as “he” throughout the song, even though the personification of sex toys usually squicks me out. Such is the power of Gray’s playful tribute to B.O.B.


Furthermore, the video isn’t even NSFW—the visuals consist of an animated blue dildo with eyes, a mouth, and limbs taking a jaunty stroll around Macy Gray’s house. Sometimes he’s joined by a smaller yellow vibrator friend and a jolly AA battery. If there ever could be a video about masturbation you’d feel comfortable watching with your kids, this might be it.

L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.