Despite an official clampdown on records regarding Oroville Dam, experts hired by the State of California have leaked one page of operating instructions for the hidden underground sex lair.
It appears that Department of Water Resources executives knew of the lair, and sanctioned its use by dam workers under certain conditions.
One of the most shocking instructions deals with operation of the main spillway, which reveals that workers were using the lair during regular working hours.
“While engaged in sex lair, remember to adjust the spillway outflow each hour,” the document reads. “DO NOT FORGET. You know what happened to the last person.”
It is not known what happened to the last person, or whether they were paid overtime.
Other instructions indicate that women were also using the lair, or perhaps that the rough and ready men of Oroville Dam were indulging their “feminine mystique.”
“2. Please replace Niagara Cyclo Massage into box provided, or privileges will be revoked. 3. Hollywood Vibra-Tone may only be used with prior permission. No exceptions.”
Both devices mentioned in the “notes” section of the document are “massagers” (not “vibrators” although research indicates they were sometimes called “spot reducers”).
The date on the document – September 13, 1971 – may provide a clue as to why the sex lair was so secret. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that sex toys shed their image as “home appliances.” The first Good Vibrations store in San Francisco opened around 1977, jumpstarting the “vibrator revolution.”
No one knows when the Oroville lair was last used. Those who do know aren’t talking to the press yet, but our reporters are looking for the “F.P. Koisch” who approved the instruction sheet. The other name could not be deciphered in time for this report.