It turns out it’s not so uncommon, especially considering there are no regulations surrounding sex toy functionality and safety, according to Raven Faber, founder of EngErotics in Westminster.
In a $30 billion sex toy industry monopolized by people who look nothing like her, Faber, a Black woman, set out to change the stigma around intimacy devices. She leveraged her engineering career to develop not only better products, but to also create a more inclusive environment in the world of sex technology.
“I didn’t know there was such a thing as a toxic sex toy,” Faber said. “There’s nothing that holds manufacturers accountable for the quality and safety of the sex toys they create. A lot of people will believe that ‘If I buy this dildo it will be safe,’ but nothing could be further from the truth.”