It’s a wet seaside village.

Tucked away in the nightstand drawer of Newfoundland, Canada lies the sleepy town of Dildo. Before you start giggling, native Dildoians would like you to know that the origin of their town has nothing to do with artificial penises.

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Although no one is quite sure where Dildo got its distinctive name, locals guess it has something to do with a 16th-century Spanish sailor or perhaps an antiquated nautical device (lol).

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So how big is Dildo? The current population is 1,200 people strong, but thanks to a healthy tourism industry the streets are often crowded with people indulging in a variety of pleasures. Such as, taking photos with Captain Dildo, the hardwood statue by the docks, patronizing small businesses like The Treasure Trove and B & M Machine Shop (neither of which is a sex store), or experiencing Dildo Days, a local waterfront celebration that happens every July. While you’re there, treat yourself to an “I Survived Dildo Days” souvenir t-shirt.

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Yes, there have been efforts over the years to change Dildo’s name to something less suggestive, but all attempts have failed. Turns out, native Dildoians are quite proud of their long history and are will work extra hard to keep the name alive.