Woman Sues Over Sex Toy Injury

October 14, 2011  |  

April Bonjour and her boyfriend were just trying to spice up their sex life when they pulled out a dildo during foreplay one night. Unfortunately, the experience turned out to be anything but pleasurable for the North California woman who is now suing the manufacturer of the sex toy, Pipedreams Products, for personal injury, negligence, and breach of warranty.

In her claim, Bonjour wrote, “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.”

Bonjour’s boyfriend eventually called 911 after his girlfriend used up all of her sanitary pads and passed multiple clots of blood. Bonjour said she grew faint from the loss of blood and was in and out of consciousness when the EMTs arrived. At the hospital she was given several pints of blood.

“My son … was terrified at the sight of me,” the claim reads. “He thought I was dying (quite frankly, so did I).”

Initially, Bonjour simply contacted Pipedreams for compensation for the unsatisfying dildo, but when the company refused to pay her she decided to take legal action. I’ll be curious to see how the company defends its motto, “We Don’t Make the Orgasm … We Make the Orgasm BETTER!” in light of this incident.

Sex toys can be a great way to make your love life more dynamic, but it shouldn’t come with this kind of risk. Stories like this are certainly a turn off to such experimenting. What do you all think? Will this news item make you shy away from such items from now on?

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  • Barry

    Perhaps something else happened to her innards, unrelated, and they decided to sue Pipedreams Products to see if the law-suit will stick. Not unlike people that find non-food items in their fast-food meals and then sue for the quick buck.  

  • Proves that only one thing belongs in there, and that ain’t it.

  • Barry

    guess that it needs to be taken out of the packaging b4 use??

  • Toni Crosby

    WOW! All i can say REALLY?! and oh yeah, OUCH!!

  • Rhiannon

    I wonder if she didn't have some kind of clotting disorder — seriously, unless that thing had razor blades on it, I don't know how it could have happened. This probably won't hold up in court, since there is no way to verify proper use. I hope she gets a workup to check for clotting disorder/liver disease/tumors, etc.

  • comeon

    Horrible writing. The story says nothing about what may have really caused her problem but from what they do say I seriously doubt it has anything to do with a defect in the toy.

    • Bailey

      I agree, it doesn't indicate what her "injury". Just not enough information to form an opinion.

  • IllyPhilly

    That's half the damn story! C'mon now, she was shoving something else up there n forgot to mention that. How y'all gonna get mad at the toy company?? That's a half a$$ story.

  • Deeana

    I am using the real thing FOREVER! this made me clutch my vagaga.

  • somethingdifferent

    *vehemently crosses legs*

    • girliusmaximus

      *Me too*

  • Cypher

    This is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever heard! This thing malfunctioned inside of her. And they had the nerve to not compensate her? For their product damn near giving her a hysterectomy?! I’m suin’ everybody, they mommas, they engineers for designing a faulty product everybody…messin’ up my coochie!

  • Candy

    OUCH! Was something on the dilo? Or were they just using it wrong? I really want to know how this turns out.

  • miss k.

    WOW!! She probably had some form of fibroids that were ruptured by the toy – either that or her boyfriend was just TOO ROUGH with it! What horror to be seen by your child in such a state!


    What the hell happen?!