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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

 

 

 

Sneak peek of the James Deen Silicone Vibrating Cock Packaging! Yay!

10 Jul

How adorable is this package, you guys?

Oh, and? You can totally follow us on Instagram to see peeks around the office, new products, and other Doc insider stuff! http://instagram.com/p/M6tfGjROw-/ 

Perfect!

Highlighting a wonderfully creative post by Midnight Budoir – with fan photos of the Kinky Kat!

9 Jul

Midnight Boudoir did a great review of our WonderLand Kinky Kat massager!

Check out some of the photos she made and incorporated into her post – they’re so creative! We love them!

 

WonderLand Kinky Kat by Midnight Boudoir

 

 

The full post is just as gorgeous and informative– a must-see/read! Find it here: http://www.midnightboudoir.org/2012/06/wonderland-kinky-kat-by-doc-johnson.html?zx=c3932a88830d2f36

We love our fans!

Freakin’ Fantastic, indeed!

15 Jun

Just looook at these beautiful RECHARGEABLE wand massagers… oooh, baby.. these live up to their name!

*Dial control *Intense multi-speed vibrations *Get an extra boost of power with the PULSE button *Available in Black, Pink, and Purple

50 Shades of… Black Rose!

7 Jun

Here at the Doc Johnson offices in Hollywood, CA, many of us have been struck with a renewed passion for our jobs, and that is in large part due to the increasingly popular 50 Shades of Grey novels. In case you’ve been living under a rock, 50 Shades of Grey is the first installment in a trilogy that traces the relationship between college graduate Anastasia Steele and a dominant business magnate named Christian Grey. It has become intensely popular for its erotic scenes featuring elements of kink and BDSM.

The ‘BDSM’ term is an acronym intended to take in all of the following activities:
• Bondage and discipline play
• Dominance and submission
• Sadism and masochism

On our official Twitter and Facebook accounts, we’ve been featuring a different BDSM product every day as a tribute to 50 Shades of Grey. Not only do we urge you to pick up a copy, but we also implore you to follow up by experimenting with our very popular new BDSM line, the Black Rose collection. Trust us, you’ll be so hot by the end of the novel, you’ll be craving some action—and Black Rose is the perfect antidote!

Check out the full range here!

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.

50 Shades, 50 Days

22 May

Of course you’ve heard the buzz over the 50 Shades book trilogy… and you can bet on it’s on the minds of many people in the sex toy industry! This article caught our attention and we thought we’d share: “50 Shades of Grey is the… latest example of the de-stigmatizing of your battery-operated best friend.”

And we’re doing a fun twist on 50 Shades… by sharing 50 toys over 50 days on Twitter and Facebook, to help fans live the fantasy and find pleasure with toys of their own!

And naturally, Day One was our classic gold Ben Wa balls! Live the fantasy and get your ’50 Shades’ kegels on with our wondrous Ben Wa balls. Under $10 at this retailer!

Classic gold Doc Johnson Ben Wa balls

 

We continued on with “50 Shades, 50 Days” with Day Two being our Platinum Silicone ‘Groove’ anal toy. It comes in beautiful shades of grey…just like a certain phenomenal book.

Follow along on Facebook and Twitter as we continue our take on 50 Shades…and see what sexy suggestions we have next!

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!

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!

Doc Johnson Care & Maintenance tips!

5 Mar

Hey everyone! Look at what Erica put together for you!

Many of you love our products, but are unsure about how to keep them in prime condition. With all the conflicting information online and in magazines about proper toy maintenance, we can understand the confusion. Here’s a short guide to keeping your Doc Johnson products looking and feeling the best!

Silicone

Whether your toy is a dildo, masturbator, or other device, Silicone is the easiest material to clean because it is nonporous and already so hygienic. You can take several routes with this one– either wash the toy with warm water and soap, boil it for 3 minutes in water, spray it with a 10% bleach solution, or simply pop it into the top-rack of a dishwasher and run it as usual!

UR3

Ultra-Realistic 3.0, or UR3, is the 3rd generation of our best-selling Ultra-Realistic family of products. It is by far the most lifelike material in the industry. To keep these guys in top working shape, wash your toy with mild soap and warm water, then pat it dry. Allow it to completely dry before storage. UR3 is porous and must be stored dusted in talc powder or conrstarch—and do not store them near other materials, as this might eventually cause a reaction that breaks down the product. We suggest our UR3 Refresh Powder, which you can view on our website here: http://www.docjohnson.com/index.php/new-products/ur3-refresh-powder.html

If you follow these directions, your UR3 toy will remain your best friend for years to come. Use only with water-based lubricants.

Lubes/Lotions

These are fairly simple to maintain—simply store your lubes and lotions upright in a cool dry place. Don’t forget to check the expiration date, if applicable!

PVC/ABS/R5

Whether in the form of a vibrator, dildo, or plug, you can clean your PVC, ABS, and R5 (another Doc-Johnson-coined term to mean our fifth generation of “Realistic”) toys with Doc Johnson Antibacterial Toy Cleaner, or with warm water and antibacterial soap. Dry thoroughly before storing, and if the toy isn’t waterproof, do not submerse it in water! As with our UR3 toys, do not store your PVC, ABS, or R5 toys directly next to any other materials, as this might eventually cause a material reaction.

Doc Johnson products are built to last, as long as you care for them properly. We hope you find this guide handy!