Barbara and Mika fight out the "Vibrator Wars" on TV!

Who would have thought that Barbara Walters, that veteran television newswoman, interviewer, unmarried and almost 80 years old -- would get into a tangle with a younger anchorwoman over SEX TOYS? Barbara considers them quite indispensible.

Hey, Mika? You are a beautiful and talented newscaster and you seem really uptight. Maybe you'll change as you age. You don't have to have a ring on your finger or be a certain age to enjoy that special tingle. Your male Republican co-host Joe Scarborough and guest Mike Barnicle were right. You should accept the fun and joy of sex, even if it's supercharged with batteries and even if it is NOT your cup of tea right now.

See if you can accept this fact: Most women use vibrators and love them -- before, in-between, and after men (or women). Check out http://www.goodvibes.com or any of the many pleasure toys available at a home party right near you. Conair makes a vibrator you can buy at a local drug store. They don't mention its major use, which isn't for sore muscles.

I had this same conversation thirty years ago with some radio callers who got uptight about Betty Dodson's book "Sex for One." Maybe it's still in print! She suggests -- holy of holies, masturbation -- and gives you diagrams. She even gives you instructions to get a mirror to look at your "yoni". What, you've never even looked?

My mother was a Puritanical woman who was a virgin and married at age 18. I was determined NOT to be like her. I'm not. Enjoy "The View"!