Woman Sues Over Wild Vibrator Ride That Sent Her to Hospital

squashRemember when you were a kid and your mother was always reminding you to play nice with your toys? You probably thought it was because she didn't want you "accidentally" ripping your Barbie's head off (again). Oh no. Headless Barbies are small potatoes compared with what happened to April Bonjour of California.

Bonjour and her boyfriend were innocently playing with a "toy" of the adult variety -- the adult vibrating variety, that is -- when something went horribly awry. Granted, I don't know if this, er, playdate was nice or naughty in nature to begin with, but it definitely ended up crossing the pleasure/pain line, big time. And not in a fun way!


I could try to put Bonjour's wild ride into my own words, but why bother? She described the episode so colorfully in her lawsuit against sex toy company Pipedream Products:

During the usage, I felt an intense, sharp pain inside my vagina. My boyfriend quickly removed the toy; it was covered in blood. I thought, very briefly, that I had started my period but as the bleeding continued, getting heavier and heavier I knew it was not my period. I went through all of my sanitary pads and was passing clots of blood.

Yikes! Ain't nothing erotic about that. Bonjour ended up losing so much blood that she lost consciousness and had to be rushed to the hospital for a blood transfusion.

We don't know exactly how the vibrator managed to trigger massive internal hemorrhaging -- like I said, there's a chance the toy was being used more enthusiastically than intended -- still, no matter how it happened, you'd think Pipedream Products would be willing to issue a refund, right?

Wrong!! They denied Bonjour any compensation. Which is why she's now suing them for negligence and breach of warranty. I can't say I blame her. Hey, Pipedream Products is the company that brought you the Kinky Kim (Kardashian) Filthy Love Doll. Clearly a sex toy empire of that magnitude can afford to pay off a couple of medical bills.

The moral of Bonjour's tale? Don't be too rough with your toys, boys and girls! Especially if you purchased them from PIpedream Products.

Does this story make you scared to use a vibrator?


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