When we started Dildology, we knew we’d have to fail a toy someday.
Today is that day.
Before we do the big reveal, however, I want to talk about what it means when a product receives the soon-to-be infamous Dildology Seal of Failure™. When the lab results show that the material content of a product differs from the manufacturer’s declaration, we have to fail it. When a toy gets the Red Seal, it is for this reason alone. The Red Seal of Failure is not necessarily a statement about the toy’s biosafety. Biosafety ratings will likely be part of a system akin to the NFPA Diamond in the future, but we’re still in the research stage there.
"But Dildology," you might ask, "aren’t you testing toys to make sure they’re safe?" Yes, of course we are. But for some of the materials we find in sex toys, we have no idea how humans react to them. And there are different threats – toxicity, porosity, and stability are the first that come to mind. But, before we can say how safe a toy is by any of these metrics, we first have to know what’s in it, which is why Verification is so important.
So, to sum up: When a product receives a Failed rating, it does not contain the materials described by the manufacturer. The reasons for failure will be included in the product’s wiki page, and on our Failed Products page.
And so, without further ado…