You believe in accountability and regulation of playground equipment, don’t you? That the equipment will be made with lead-free paint and materials that do not harm anyone who plays on them? Now ask yourselves, as adults, wouldn’t you also prefer accountability and regulations of materials used in the manufacture of sex toys for your pleasure? You want your body, especially your hands and genital areas, to be safe from toxic toys and the possibility of gruesome side effects, right?
In an age where many, many consumable goods, medical devices, medications, and more are strictly regulated, there is one market area that is vastly under-regulated: Sex toys. Sex toys are made of various different materials, from pthalates-loaded jelly to glass to medical grade silicone, and all in between.
A new era is among us, and it is called Dildology.org! These awesome peeps at Dildology are rad because they have come together to verify manufacturers’ claims that their products are made of the materials they say they are. They are there for us, the people of the world, to help us verify the claims of a sex toy manufacturer when they say their adult novelties are made of such-and-such material(s). They do this so that we will be safe in whatever toy with which we choose to indulge ourselves. It is an unfortunate fact that different types of sex toy materials are very bad for us and not body-safe, like jelly, and many consumers are ill-informed, or ignorant of the fact of the sometimes damaging side effects of these materials.
Dildology is run by Crista Anne, XVO, and Dangerous Lilly, who are some of the badass bad asses out there. They are advocates for sex toy manufacturing regulation and safe sex toys. They are fonts of knowledge and are pretty fucking rad.
- accept monetary donations.
- accept product donations from third-party retail stores and wholesalers.
- purchase products from third-party retail stores.
- choose products to test based on community feedback.
- send products to accredited labs for testing. (I wanted to stress this point.)
- compare the material composition of products to the manufacturers’ claims.
- share the results of lab tests with manufacturers.
- record the results of the lab tests in our wiki.
- make our wiki available to the public.
- provide other educational resources to the public.
Dildology WILL NOT:
- accept product donations directly from manufacturers.
- test second-hand products – only those acquired directly from retail stores and wholesalers.
- test any product manufactured more than one year ago.
- publish opinions about products or manufacturers – only facts.
- falsify data, for any reason.
- suppress or fail to publish the results of any test.
Now for one of my favorite parts of Dildology: THEY ARE A 501(c)(3) NON PROFIT! This means that your donations to Dildology are fully tax deductible! Now, wouldn’t that intrigue your tax preparer? You could start a conversation and pass the word along! HOW AWESOME IS THAT, GUYS?
You can support Dildology by donating here and by spreading the word! Tweet, Facebook, Reddit, and more! As an added incentive to donating to Dildology, you can receive these perks:
- US and Canada: Donations of $15 or more will receive a 15% off code for SheVibe.com – You will receive your unique, one-time-use code at the email you used to donate.
- UK and Europe: Donations of $15 or more will receive a code for 10% off LoveHoney brand products- You will receive instructions at the email you used to donate.
- Australia: Donations of $15 or more will receive a code for 10% off storewide at MissX – You will receive your unique, one-time-use code at the email you used to donate.
I love that they are doing this, for us, for our sexualities, our sexual pleasures, and the sexual pleasures of our partners.
Check out this post to see what others are saying about Dildology and the need for sex toy materials testing!
In Dildo Veritas