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Dildology: a proclaimed scientific organization falsely alarms public with disinformation

10 Jul

Dildology: a proclaimed scientific organization falsely alarms public with disinformation

  • Product material is incorrectly identified and misclassified by ECA lab and Dildology; yet presented as fact
  • ECA lab analysis lacks depth and sophistication; results are misinterpreted and misrepresented by Dildology blogger / owner

All details supporting these points are below.

 

A letter from the owner of Doc Johnson, regarding Dildology’s purported laboratory analysis of the James Deen Realistic (R5®) Cock:

In their post here (http://wiki.dildology.org/view/James_Deen), Dildology.org’s hobbyist owner, Valentine Orenda (under the alias ‘Protospect’), presents a laboratory analysis on the Doc Johnson James Deen Signature Cock made in Realistic (R5®).

In the identification fields, the sample material is incorrectly named and identified – it is listed as “DocJohnsonUR3”, when in fact it is R5®. The lab used, Expert Chemical Analysis (ECA), has misidentified the sample they tested.  The James Deen dildo is not manufactured in UR3®. Our UR3® formula contains no PVC or plasticizer.

Our Realistic (R5®) formula  is a PVC blend. This proprietary formula is made with the same plasticizers used in cardiac catheters, blood bags, and medical devices worldwide. This plasticizer is approved for use across the globe. See links and notes on these regulations and irrefutable compliance below.

Doc Johnson switched to non-phthalate plasticizers four years ago, long before many of our competitors and by choice, not by law.  We use two different materials: 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di(2-ethylhexyl) ester and/or 1,2-Cyclohexane dicarboxlic acid, diisononyl ester. Neither of which are phthalates.  Both have a very clean toxicological profile and is neither an estrogen mimicker, carcinogen, nor anti-androgen (i.e., an endocrine disrupter.)

We have a full laboratory onsite at our North Hollywood facilities, and employ a Scientific Director, Timothy Crawford, who works full-time onsite, as well as two lab assistants. We have stringent testing and quality control in the making of our formulas and the continued compliance of our materials.  We do not take this defamation and inciting of public outcry lightly. The damages done to our company’s reputation in the last few days by this misinformation is unacceptable and undeserved. Additionally, the personal attacks directed at James Deen are deplorable. James Deen has stood behind his product line with Doc Johnson and has been a great partner.

The Dildology website is in error.  It is a common mistake made by non-scientists who do not have a working knowledge of polymer chemistry. The ECA testing lab used by the website found bis(2-ethylhexylhexahydrophthalate) which could, to the layman, appear to be DEHP. This misinterpretation and lack of deeper analysis speaks to the competency of the laboratory used.

It is also important to note that we have cradle to grave testing on our materials. That means we have the testing on the raw materials, the intermediate stage, and our final goods. All of which show that our products do not contain phthalates.

Our most recent testing battery was completed on March 20th, 2013 by Bureau Veritas, an accredited laboratory approved by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for third-party testing under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA.)  Their test method for the determination of phthalates is either CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3 and/or GB/T 22048-2008. As prescribed by the protocol, our Realistic material was tested down to 0.005% with no sign of any phthalates. This includes DNOP, DINP, DIDP, BBP, DBP, DEHP and DnHP. The protocol stops at 0.005% because any level lower than that is non-reportable.

 

Our accredited testing Labs:

 

Our non-phthalate plasticizers satisfy the following regulations and standards:

  • JHPA – Japanese Hygienic PVC Association – Approved
  • EFSA – European Food and Safety Authority – Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
  • BfR – (German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment) recommendation
  • Chinese GB Standard 9685-2008
  • Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XVII, 51/52 – Toy Safety
  • Satisfies requirements of EN-71-3, EN 71-5 and EN 71-9
  • Satisfies requirements of Directive 2007/47/EC – Medical Application
  • Complies with standard ASTM F963
  • Complies with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in all classes

 

Thank you for reading this letter.

Best regards,

Ron Braverman and the Doc Johnson team

 

 

 

Doc Johnson Wins StorErotica Award: Best Marketing Campaign of the Year, for School of Doc

20 Jul

At the culminating event of the 2012 ANME summer show, the annual StorErotica Awards, adult novelty founder Doc Johnson was announced as the winner of the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for their School of Doc program. Recognizing excellence in adult novelty community, the StorErotica Awards honors the best on both the brick and mortar storefront, as well as distributing and manufacturing levels, across eleven total categories. Doc Johnson’s winning School of Doc program is an ongoing campaign that supplies free educational pamphlets, signage, and miniature product samples that inform both staff and consumers about materials, categories, lubricants, vibrators, and even frequently asked questions.

Doc Johnson COO, Chad Braverman, said “We are truly grateful for this special recognition, and would like to thank StorErotica , all of our loyal customers, and our enthusiastic fans who collectively nominated us for this award. Our collective team works very hard to ensure a high standard of innovation and meaningful content in our marketing campaigns, and I speak for all of us when I say that we are honored to receive the award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year.”

 

Director of Sales – North America, Kerin De Francis says of Doc Johnson’s big win “ Our entire team is thrilled that such an important system of educational materials has been recognized and embraced so thoroughly. The feedback from our customers and fans has been incredibly positive; and with nothing else like School of Doc available to distributors and stores, we know we’re filling a vital area of need for the industry. Everyone in the business of buying or selling sex toys should know more about the products and materials. When everyone is educated about the products, it makes for more resourceful vendors and more satisfied customers.”

 

The School of Doc campaign has been quite successful due to the approachable nature of the materials, the playful tone and compelling look, and most notably the practical information provided within . The Doc Johnson sales team travel with the brochures, which are available for free and can easily be ordered in quantity; the School of Doc collateral is also available digitally.

 

The 2012 Storerotica Awards Show was held on July 15th at The Burbank Marriott in Burbank, CA.

 

For further information, marketing materials such as the School of Doc pamphlets and samples, WonderLand posters, various signage, and postcards, and instructions on how to order, contact Doc Johnson’s sales department at: orders@docjohnson.com

 

 

Three Exciting Additions to Celebrated Platinum Silicone Line!

1 Jun

Introducing 3 Beautiful New Multi-Speed Platinum Silicone Toys!


You’ll love our new Platinum Silicone vibrating toys! We took our affordable hand-crafted Platinum Silicone line to the next level by adding powerful multi-speed, removable bullets. Introducing 3 unique shapes which are each available in two colors, the Treasure features a waved shaft with a clitoral tickler for dual stimulation, the Daydream is a G-Spot dildo that will perfectly satisfy, and the Twist offers a delightfully ribbed shaft designed to ensure a pleasurable ride. Plus, the Platinum vibrating toys are completely sanitary and easy to maintain. It really doesn’t get much better than this!

 

*Highest-quality platinum-grade silicone dildos *Available in three pleasurable shapes *Multi-speed, removable bullet *Waterproof *Body-safe, phthalate-free *Proudly made in America
Clean with Doc Johnson Antibacterial Toy Cleaner, or wash with antibacterial soap and warm water, or put the toy in the top rack of your dishwasher and run it as usual or. Remove bullet before boiling. Do not boil bullets, as this will destroy the vibrator mechanism.

James Deen photo shoot sneak peek video!

18 May

“I’m James Deen, Here’s My Penis”

He’s America’s sexiest boy next door, the hottest male porn star around…and we’ve got his cock, just for you guys! For all those wondering what the official James Deen Cock will look like, we at Doc are proud to announce that James Deen’s cock will be available in both our best-selling ultra-realistic UR3 material, as well as our Platinum Silicone with vibrations! Fucking sweet, right?!

Before we release the James Deen toy line to the world, we had to do a photo shoot for the packaging. Of course, it was super fun and James Deen was awesome. We have loads of photos we’ll be leaking in the next few weeks.. But for now.. Are you ready for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek video? Check out this hilarious video of us talking to (and goofing off with) James Deen right after we photographed him for his Doc Johnson molded cock and exclusive line, debuting this July!

Happy Birthday to our Founder and CEO, Ron Braverman!

18 Apr

Happy Birthday to the big guy!

It's a celebration at Doc Johnson today! Take a look at Ron's wonderful birthday cake, made by our long-time Sales Assistant, Gina!

Greetings from Australia and the Adultex tradeshow!

16 Apr

News from Australia! Our Founder and CEO, Ron Braverman, won the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at AdultEx! Presented by Calvista CEO, Michael Bassett, the award represents a career in manufacturing, product design, brand establishment and excellence in the adult novelty category of consumer packaged goods.  The crowd cheered loudly for Ron during this presentation.

We had a booth at the tradeshow, and the response from attendees was great.  Our Director of Sales – International, Greg said: “School of Doc, The new Vac-U-Lock packaging/ program, Wonderland and Mood/ Rock Star displays were very well received with overwhelming enthusiasm. We also focused on Made in USA items, with special promotions on male masturbators (All Star Porn Stars, Pocket Pals, Palm Pals), Noches Latinas, Vibrating Classics, Crystal Jellies and Softees.  The responses to the Vac-U-Lock tri-fold supplement catalog and video, the Wonderland video and the SOD pamphlets/ holders was just phenomenal.  Attendees loved that we were taking our service to the next level with extended retail and end-user support.  Nearly every Calvista customer requested School of Doc materials and links to the Vac-U-Lock/ Wonderland videos. The show was very strong and busy..  The tradeshow was alive with activity and we had nonstop visitors to our booth.  Fortunately, I had help from local adult retailer shops.  Marinda and Bridget were brought in by Calvista to assist me in running the booth.” The show featured a big Fetish party on Day 2.  And Day 3 was moderate in attendance and activity as the show wound down to a close.”

Some photos from the show:

  

Our booth

Greg and the very helpful ladies from Calvista!

Discussing Doc products in the booth

 

A quote from the tradeshow founder about Ron’s award: “The Lifetime achievement Award has been awarded for the first time at AEX12, it recognizes outstanding long term dedication and consistent excellence in the field of endeavour, in Ron’s case his dedication and achievement over the years in the global manufacture and supply of quality adult novelties and his service to the adult retail industry” states Calvista CEO, Michael Bassett. “Ron is one of the pioneers of adult product manufacturing and he has contributed consistently over many years to the adult novelty industry forming the global business that we know of today. As well as mentoring and advising, Ron is a strong supporter of ‘Made in USA’. Doc Johnson is renown for their quality ‘Made in USA’ items employing local staff in product development, manufacturing and production.”

 

About AdultEx:

Adultex is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gathering of Adult Industry manufacturers and retailers. Adultex in its 8th year, continues to provide an important and crucial business to business trade show. Invited delegates have the rare opportunity of meeting with the world leaders in Adult Toy production and Adult Entertainment. All Australian and New Zealand delegates are flown to the show by Calvista for a fully paid no expenses spared 3 day buying and educational event, the orders generated after the show are supplied by Calvista for up to 12 months after the show, ie delegates forward order product thru Calvista. The show generates millions of dollars in orders over the 3 days. The awards recognize outstanding performance in their respective fields, are usually retrospective, ie based on historical data, past 12 mths but may also be current, as in Best New Line etc.

James Deen product molding session – behind the scenes #3

6 Mar

We did it! Go team!

Here’s a few fun photos of James leaving our main office building after a mega-molding-session!

James Deen and our COO, Chad Braverman, shaking on it!

 

James Deen and our lovely Marketing Coordinator, Erica! She took all the candid shots, btw!

 

What a GREAT day and the beginning of the process for creating a whole James Deen signature line of toys! So excited to debut them in July at ANME!

James Deen product molding session – behind the scenes #2

1 Mar

Part 2 is all about ass ass ass! Didn’t see that coming, huh?

Yep.. we molded James Deen’s adorable ass.. because, hey, why not?! And he was totally awesome about it! It takes a long time to set; James was patient and sweet during the whole process.

Check it out!

James staying verrrrry still while the molding plaster sets... and being super cute, of course!

 

 

Maybe he's checking his Twitter... maybe he's googling pandas... Oh, yeah or burritos!

 

 

Ya know.. we could have given that bean bag to a James-Deen-Super-Fan… alas, it was tossed out.

One more post with “molding day” pics is yet to come!

James Deen product molding session – behind the scenes #1

27 Feb

We molded James Deen for his signature product line with us! Aghhhh!!! Are you as excited as we are???!

Of course, we have some ahhhmazing (and totally candid) behind the scenes photos to share from the super fun session! We wouldn’t just tease ya, now would we?

Here are a few choice pics to start:

Deep thoughts...

 

Coming soon!

 

Post 2 is coming up next, with more behind the scenes photos for you to enjoy!

The James Deen line debuts in July 2012!

Doc Johnson Announces Partnership with Adult Superstar James Deen (!!!!!)

13 Feb

Doc Johnson and James Deen team up for exclusive new lifelike toy line

James Deen teams up with Doc Johnson

Doc Johnson and world-renowned adult film star James Deen are proud to announce an ongoing partnership that will debut with an anatomically-exact casting of James Deen’s penis as the newest addition the Doc Johnson SuperStars collection; the industry can expect the big reveal of this new SuperStar lifelike dildo at the July 2012 ANME expo. Doc Johnson has consistently signed only the biggest and the best in the industry with their collections garnering stellar results and strong sales, and Deen will only further this reputation.

Deen’s boy-next-door looks mixed with his playful demeanor has not only catapulted him to the forefront of the adult industry, but have also garnered him mainstream attention—most recently in the form of an ABC Nightline Special that dubbed him the “sex symbol of the Facebook generation” and with best-selling author, Bret Easton Ellis (of American Psycho fame) meeting with Deen to discuss a mainstream movie part that Easton is writing specifically for the affable adult star. As the breaking news of James Deen’s signing with Doc Johnson spread yesterday through Twitter and Facebook, fans clamored in excitement. All parties are expecting a strong debut for Deen’s DJ SuperStar cock.

Doc Johnson COO, Chad Braverman, said “We’ve wanted to sign James Deen for a while now; he is a great performer with a very enthusiastic fan base. James is accessible to his fans, very mainstream marketable, and has such an engaging personality – this partnership is a perfect fit for us. We plan on doing it justice by creating the best James Deen products possible.”

At the age of 25, James Deen has already become one of the most recognizable names and faces in the adult industry. He has appeared in almost 900 films and has been recognized with two Male Performer of the Year Awards from XBiz and one from AVN—an impressive feat, given that he is one of the youngest male stars in the industry. In addition to his remarkable success in adult movies, he has an ardent following both on his blog and on Twitter, where he often shares insight to his daily life, funny anecdotes, and candid photos. Deen is poised to skyrocket into the mainstream with so much buzz surrounding his burgeoning popularity. This bold move to market his own toy collection is both smart and timely.

“I am extremely flattered to be working with Doc Johnson.  They have always provided the highest quality products for adult novelties and I am proud to be a part of that family.” James Deen goes on to say I am super excited that Doc Johnson will be molding my penis. I have always wanted to be able to throw my penis at people when I got mad at them and now I can… I guess you can masturbate with it too if you want to do that kind of thing. But seriously I am very flattered and I hope everyone can have lots of fun with my cock!”

Stay tuned for more news and sneaks peeks to be posted on the Doc Johnson Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/theoriginaldoc

For sales information, contact Sales Manager Greg Holdridge, at greg@docjohnson.com

For press inquiries, contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Victoria Bowman-Steinour at victoria@docjohnson.com

More James Deen photos, just for fun!

 

“Hey girl, I think you’re going to love my cock.”