Do you research your toy manufacturers?

Genderfree Genderfree
I know that Good Clean Love is made locally near me, and that Fun Factory is US Made and does not outsource to sex shops. Otherwise, it's really difficult to find out where toys come from. For example, it looks like the people who make Nexus also make car parts? Do you do your research on where your toys REALLY come from?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I don't care where my toys come from.
6
I care where my products come from, but have not researched it.
16
I care where my products come from, but have researched it.
29
I've researched where these products come from, I just don't care.
I'm in between... (other)
5
Total votes: 56 (55 voters)
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03/28/2013
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Virgingasms Virgingasms
It matters to me.
03/28/2013
butts butts
I definitely check out a company before buying, some companies I trust for a reason!
03/28/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know that Good Clean Love is made locally near me, and that Fun Factory is US Made and does not outsource to sex shops. Otherwise, it's really difficult to find out where toys come from. For example, it looks like the people who make Nexus also ... More
Almost always. Definitely if it's a lube, cream or anything similar. I've even emailed a manufacturer when I felt there was something off about the materials or something. Such as Lelo on the Luna Beads' string -- they never list what that thing is made of and it absorbed ahem... fluids, so I had to know. I am really conscious about that stuff, so I do like to know at least a little about what I'm going to be putting in my cooter!
03/28/2013
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know that Good Clean Love is made locally near me, and that Fun Factory is US Made and does not outsource to sex shops. Otherwise, it's really difficult to find out where toys come from. For example, it looks like the people who make Nexus also ... More
I like to know where my money is going.
03/28/2013
Rossie Rossie
Other. I like to know where my toys were made only out of curiosity. As long as it's a good quality toy, it can be made locally, or in China...it really doesn't matter.

Will you say no to a Njoy product, just because they're made in China?
03/28/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Can't say I do
03/28/2013
Mwar Mwar
It depends on the product. I have some brand loyalties and it is because of their toy quality and how they run their business.
03/28/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
I purchase primarily based on quality, design and value, but I do also like to know where my products are made. I do care. Tantus, Vixen Creations, Nob Essence, Fleshlight, Sportsheets, Spareparts and many others manufacture in the U.S. I try to support them when possible.

I will not rule out a purchase just because of its country of origin. Fun Factory toys are imported from Europe and Njoy is manufactured in China. These are both premium brands and I would not hesitate to purchase them.
03/28/2013
hillys hillys
I research my toy but not where it comes from. As long as it's a well made product.
03/28/2013
Undead Undead
No, I rely on reviews.
03/28/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I don't really care... As long as they're pleasurable.
03/28/2013
sexytileena / absolutely love sex sexytileena / absolutely love sex
I don't care where my toys come from.
03/28/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
It's not that I don't care I just don't research them. I go more on the reviews of the actual product.
03/28/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
I purchase primarily based on quality, design and value, but I do also like to know where my products are made. I do care. Tantus, Vixen Creations, Nob Essence, Fleshlight, Sportsheets, Spareparts and many others manufacture in the U.S. I try to ... More
This! However, in the long run i will read as many of the reviews of the product in question.
03/28/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I care to some extent, but I'm more interested in the quality of the product.
03/28/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I don't put a whole lot of work into it, but I do try to find out a little bit about where my toys are coming from. It's mostly just because I'm curious, though. I'm not sure if a toy being made in a certain country would stop me from buying it if it's something I want.
03/29/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
I purchase primarily based on quality, design and value, but I do also like to know where my products are made. I do care. Tantus, Vixen Creations, Nob Essence, Fleshlight, Sportsheets, Spareparts and many others manufacture in the U.S. I try to ... More
>Imported from Europe
whoops! That's what I meant. Funny, I say I'm picky and then I cite the wrong country!!
04/04/2013
spiced spiced
I care a lot about this. The standard of living for average Americans has been on the decline since about 1980, and it's no coincidence that that's when we started having more "free trade".

Countries like China don't have the same protections for consumers, their workers or the environment that the US, Canada, and most European countries have. That's why those countries are able to produce goods for less money. We should have insisted on some kind of offsets to compensate for the differences when the treaties were negotiated, but we didn't. We need to either start requiring countries we trade with to have the same standards we do, or else require that they pay more to compensate. Unless/until we do that, our standard of living will continue to decline.

Since I don't see that happening anytime soon, I usually avoid buying things made in those countries — but it's not easy! Fortunately, with sex toys, the best are still made in countries with relatively strong worker, consumer and environmental protections. I wish the same were true for lingerie (and lots of other non-sex products). I'll get off my soapbox now!
04/04/2013
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Not really, though I'm learning which ones I like.
04/15/2013
WestTexasBarbie WestTexasBarbie
I don't know that I can say I research where they "come from", but I do read the reviews and make sure that I am getting a quality product.
05/19/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I've only researched a toy if there are no reviews out for it yet, for example the Wake-Up Vibe and the Plainstirs Egg. I do try to keep up to date with Jopen and Lelo and surf their sites for their new products from time to time.
05/29/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I know a few but not all.
05/29/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
I know that Good Clean Love is made locally near me, and that Fun Factory is US Made and does not outsource to sex shops. Otherwise, it's really difficult to find out where toys come from. For example, it looks like the people who make Nexus also ... More
I love researching my toys. It's interesting and like any other product, you should be curious about it. Sometimes people think sex toys should just appear, who knows, but you should know about them.
05/31/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
It's never been a big deal to me.
05/31/2013
TJax TJax
It never even crossed my mind unless I was super interested in the company. But after your question I may start at least trying to research them.
06/01/2013
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
If it is a brand I know and trust then I don't worry about it, but if it is some random brand I do my research. I do more research with clothes than I do toys.
06/03/2013
Septimus Septimus
I look into it. I don't generally care if my toys are "made in America" or somewhere else. What I care about is how honest the companies are about their manufacturing and materials, and I care about how easy they are to get in touch with if something goes wrong.
LELO has been the absolute best at this, by the way.
06/07/2013
sunflower sunflower
I mean..... if Nexus makes a good car, it could be assumed that they make a good vibrator too, right?

No, I don't research it. It does not matter to me if it's made in China or wherever so long as I like it. SSA glass is all made in China and they make awesome stuff and I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
06/07/2013
Kodie Kodie
Composition of a product is extremely important topic to me. I am also more inclined to buy a product if its made in the US.
06/21/2013
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