Decades before Saturday Night Live immortalized genitalia ensconced in storage containers using the power of song, rascals of the Victorian era had long perfected this art. In 2008, Christie's auctioned off "a spring-loaded erotic carved wood novelty box, perhaps 19th century, 8 in. (20 cm.) long" for $1,214. Is this a bargain? That answer depends on your for propensity for knicker-twisting japes that would knock the starch out a Whig. (If anyone can dredge up a historical memoir detailing the life of a nineteenth-century dildo artisan, we will forever be in your debt.)

Semi-Related and Not Safe For Work: The low-budget carnal thrills of Japanese sex museums. (They're even hotter when they're abandoned!)