This Sex Shop Was Vandalised For Selling Virgin Mary Dildos

They were ceramic, after all.

Nothing says "gaze into my eyes and make me orgasm" better than a dildo emblazoned with the Virgin Mary, right? After all, is there anything hotter than the grinding tension between religion and sex?

Answer: yes, a lot. That is, according to residents of a town in central Spain.

They've vandalised and boycotted their local sex shop after it featured a nativity of sex toys in its window display.

Héctor Valdivielso, who owns Non Sit Peccatum in Toledo in Talavera de la Reina, commissioned an artist to paint Mary, Joseph and Jesus onto a selection ceramic sex toys.

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'A man with his wife ordered me to remove the offending scene and said that if I didn't he would remove it himself,' he wrote on Facebook.

Then one morning he arrived for work to find someone had scrawled the word "sinner" across his frontage in the dead of night. A protest followed, more threats, then a group called Children of the Virgin Mary vowed to boycott the store.

It is not clear how regularly the group frequented the shop before the scandal broke.

Rather than give in to the disgruntled customers' demands, he put a poster in the window asking passers by to vote whether the ceramic Mary, Joseph and Jesus should make a return. He said 78.5 per cent voted to get them back.

'People asked me not to give in to blackmail. So it's going back in the window,' he added