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  1. Doc Johnson lying about materials - PHTALATES and Dildology

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    Dildology http://www.dildology.org/ is a charity set up to independently test the chemical make up of sex toys. Basically what is REALLY in the what we put inside our bodies. The testing process costs $200 a time but is extremely important to naming and shaming companies who don't care and who lie. If you can donate, even a small amount, please do at http://www.dildology.org/donations/

    They recently tested the James Deen realistic dildo by Doc Johnson (http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=25816) who claimed that it was made with PVC and was phtalates free.

    The results (http://wiki.dildology.org/view/James_Deen) were shocking and disguisting! 39% PVC and 61% Phtalates! Phtalates are a softener, they are cheap but dangerous. They have been linked to anything from mild reactions, chemical burns and even cancer. They are baned in childrens toys over 0.1% but are allowed to be 61% in sex toys.

    I will now NEVER buy or use ANYTHING from Doc Johnson. They are a disguisting lying company. Whatever you wish to do with this information is up to you. All I ask is please be careful about what you are using and never automatically trust a company. Sex toys should not smell or be dangerous.

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    More information about Phtalates can be found here http://www.purplepassions.net/phthalatesplasticizers/

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    blonde vixen13 [sign in to see picture]
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    Flip me that's scary. I would say all the tos I have bought have had a certain smell to them when I have first bought them

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    It is scary, I hate that the industry is allowed to be like this. Sex toys should not smell, at all. Also, a company can name a sex toy silicone and it doesn't have to contain ANY silicone at all.

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    ToxicJenni [sign in to see picture]
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    scary :S

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    blonde vixen13 [sign in to see picture]
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    That's ridiculous! And it's one of those things that won't get loads of publicity because so many people are embarrassed about using sex toys to discuss it

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    KittyStar [sign in to see picture]
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    Oh no, so many of my favourite toys are by Doc Johnson!!!! I can't believe that let themselves down by doing something so stupid and lying like that.

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    People trust what is on the box, don't know the risks or hope it doesn't happen to them. I threw all mine out (only had two) but have used more in the past. Until the industry is regulated this will not stop. I won't use Doc Johnson, Cal Exotics or Pipe Line because of the dodgy materials.

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    MandiVonSweiss [sign in to see picture]
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    Brilliant find, DR. Will certainly be reading up on the "Failed Products" section and the Wiki page!

    However, I'm now trying to pronounce the name of the site, Is its Dild-ology, Dildo-ology, or Dildo-logy? One ponders...

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    It's because companies can put 'novelty use' and 'external use' only on sex toys. Then they are not subjected to testing or regulating. Companies that are honest about them being sex toys are. Lots of companies who put novelty use would fail the regulations too.

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    I thought it was Dild-ology but it's anyones guess. Will ask Lily (who confounded it)

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    God! I won't be using doc Johnson anymore.

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    blonde vixen13 [sign in to see picture]
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    I just got a new doc Johnson dildo :-( ! I may have to put it up for amnesty

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    S&S [sign in to see picture]
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    Call me sceptical, but I'll wait on some real research to come out on this before completely discrediting Doc Johnson. This site looks like it's just set up by a bunch of mates with an idea, and there's absolutely no concrete scientific information on the site at all.

    So for now, I don't think people need to lose their minds with this - and I'm not entirely sure the Lovehoney staff will leave a thread which slanders a large enough company based on some dodgy information open for too long.

    The more I think about it and look at the site, the more it looks like a simple money-grabbing scheme. That's just my opinion though.

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    taraman [sign in to see picture]
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    Phew! Lucky I just bought a FSOG glass wand!

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    S&S wrote:

    Call me sceptical, but I'll wait on some real research to come out on this before completely discrediting Doc Johnson. This site looks like it's just set up by a bunch of mates with an idea, and there's absolutely no concrete scientific information on the site at all.

    So for now, I don't think people need to lose their minds with this - and I'm not entirely sure the Lovehoney staff will leave a thread which slanders a large enough company based on some dodgy information open for too long.

    The more I think about it and look at the site, the more it looks like a simple money-grabbing scheme. That's just my opinion though.

    http://wiki.dildology.org/w/images/0/03/2013-06-12-eca-13254.png Real place, real testing. Not just 'mates with an idea'. Evidence enough for you??

    This is part of the problem, that even with chemical testing people still say oh no people wouldn't do that. Dodgy information? Chemical testing!!

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    Lillybeth [sign in to see picture]
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    MandiVonSweiss wrote:

    I'm now trying to pronounce the name of the site, Is its Dild-ology, Or Dildo-logy? One ponders...

    Surely the former to fit with other ologies.

    Despina Rose, thank you so much for sharing this. I was considering purchasing one of the Doc Johnson products as my next purchase, so glad I saw this before I did.

    It’s disgusting that companies think so little of their customers that they lie. Obviously they know people don't want phtalates otherwise they would label the product as containing them. People should be able to choose what they put into their bodies based on full disclosure.

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    I'm glad that it's helping people make informed choices. Some companies are reputable but for every one of those there is at least two which aren't.

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    Somerland [sign in to see picture]
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    Does anyone know if there are issues with the UR3 stuff?

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    Despina Rose [sign in to see picture]
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    Sorry I couldn't tell you about any other ranges.Personally after this I don't trust them at all no matter what they say.

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