The Shit List:


Sex toy companies you should avoid like the plague

You already know which sex toy shops and manufacturers I support. Here are the ones I don’t.


If a retailer isn’t on this list, are they safe to shop with? Not necessarily. — Likely the most unethical sex shop around. They treat their employees like shit and fire them suddenly, try to weasel their way out of giving rewards they promised to customers, have zero regard for privacy, and quite possibly send out used sex toys. Their laundry list of fuck-ups goes back to at least 2007. Read my 9,000-word screed about them for all the details.


Pipedream — This is one of the biggest sex toy manufacturers in existence, but the only one which has demonstrated a complete lack of class. Their “Fuck Me Silly” line is super misogynist and racist, and they think that is how men want it. They ripped off njoy’s amazing toy designs and cast them in sketchier materials. They made light of sex crimes with their JLaw sex doll. They have also attempted to stifle reviewers in the past.

Shiri Zinn — Has tried to censor reviews to fit their nonsensical and sex-negative standards. Likes to threaten people with lawsuits. Unless you absolutely must have their cupcake-shaped vibrator, this’ll be an easy one.

Liberator — It’s a long story, but they made me promises they couldn’t keep, then threw me out of their affiliate program when I called them out on it. They have also blatantly ripped off original harness designs from Spareparts Hardwear and suck at social media. I still think you should probably get a Throe and Wedge, but get them from SheVibe where the people are not assholes, to balance it out.

Fifi — This masturbation sleeve company seemed to think using fat-shaming memes on their social media accounts would be a great way to advertise their products. Bloggers called them out and yet, the company never issued an apology. Also, the product has been described as like “jerking off into a sleeping bag-like contraption lined with a mini trash bag.”

Velvet Nest — At least 7 people have ordered from this company and never received anything. The company doesn’t respond to emails, leaving customers to open PayPal disputes to get their money back. Artemisia wrote about her experience with them.

Don Wands — This company is barely alive so you probably won’t encounter their toys anytime soon, but they burned me years ago. You decide whether to hold a grudge or not.

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