I was surprised so many people commented about the POLE. But since you did here's the boring, but true explanation:
It's a structural pole in my office. I work for my Dad in a home office, so technically my office is part of his basement that he remodeled into an office.
There is nothing kinky going on. The pole is necessary.
Besides if it were that kind of pole, do you really think I'd let my nephew PLAY on it? What kinda girl do you take me for?
Wait. Don't answer that.