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In 2015 and you can expect just about anything—including a selfie stick that allows your partner to Facetime with your vagina–but a dildo that stores your deceased partner’s ashes? Well, that seems a bit far out—even in 2015.

However, if inventor Mark Sturkenboom, has his way, widows all over the world will be able to share intimate moments with the remains of their lovers who have gone on to glory. The memory box called 21 Grams, thought to be the weight of the human soul, comes with a necklace, an amplifier for playing music that reminds you of the deceased, a scent diffuser and a gold urn strategically placed inside of a dildo. Sturkenboom describes the bizarre invention:

21 Grams is a memory box that allows a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one. After a passing, the missing of intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and [grief]. This forms the base for 21 Grams. The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the [deceased] and displays an immortal desire. By bringing different nostalgic moments together like the scent of his perfume, ‘their’ music and reviving the moment he gave her her first ring, it opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy.

She is able to have an intimate night with her sweetheart again. The cabinet functions also as an acoustic amplifier. In the back of the cabinet there is room for an iPhone, the music plays their music through the ‘forget me not’ flowers on the inside of the cabinet. The key to this cabinet is also a golden collier. So that she is the only one who can access the cabinet. 21 Grams is not only a way to tempt a person to revive an intimate night with her love again but also displays an accusation against the unavoidable passing of life.

According to Metro, the invention was inspired by a widow he sometimes assists with her groceries.

“She has an urn standing near the window with the remains of her husband,” Sturkenboom explained. “She always speaks with so much love about him, but the jar he was in didn’t reflect that at all.”

He continued:

“In that same period I read an article about widows, taboos and sex and intimacy and then I thought to myself, ‘Can I combine these themes and make an object that is about love and missing and intimacy?’”

What are your thoughts on 21 Grams? Is this something you’d be interested in exploring?

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