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New adult toy can hold loved one’s cremated ashes

By Mason White 9:57 AM April 29, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A Dutch designer has created a new way for people to feel close the their deceased loved one.

Designer Mark Sturkenboom created an adult toy that includes a mini urn to contain the cremated remains of that special person.

The urn-shaped toy is part of his “21 Grams,” memory box to help people feel the presence of their loved one.

His controversial project “21 Grams” has a glass adult toy, which can hold exactly 21 grams of cremated ashes.

The memory box also includes other accessories designed to help the user revive an intimate evening with their loved one.

The box holds a ring, can play music that reminds one of their loved one and has a compartment for the loved one’s favorite perfume.

On his website, Sturkenboom wrote: “The 21 Grams is a memory-box that allows a widow to go back
to the intimate memories of a lost loved one.

“After a passing, the missing of intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and grieve. 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 the perfume, “their” music and reviving the moment of ring giving, it opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy.