So the blog carnival is over and done with – be sure to check out the participants below, as there are many really great reads. Much love and appreciation to those who helped out! A total of $740 was raised in direct donations from the start of the carnival through June 1st. I’m sure that other donations will continue to trickle in as late-comers read the blogs below. While the goal was not met, enough was raised to get 1 GC-MS test done plus 1 FTIR. The way the current lab does it, they run the FTIR first. If it leads them to a conclusion that the item is not pure silicone or may contain something that is not an “organic polymer”, then the GC-MS test will be run. The James Deen “Realistic” dildo was obtained and the results will hopefully be available soon.
Also going on at the same time as the blog carnival was a campaign over at Offbeatr, a place for adult projects suggested by Violet Blue. Offbeatr runs a much tighter ship than the other crowd-funding platforms; they put you through a 3-step validation period, of sorts….two levels to pass through internally by Offbeatr, and then the project must gather up public votes before they can start actually raising money. The 130 votes were gathered and pledges have slowly come in.
Together, we are making history in the sex toy industry and together, we WILL create positive change
Legalese in regards to donations: Dildology.org is in the process of finishing up their 501(c)(3) which means that your donation will be tax deductible. It will be retroactive, so anyone who has donated prior to this can claim the donation for tax year 2013.
We’ve also received some other great press during the carnival. If you don’t speak French, the translator that is native in Google Chrome does a semi-decent job of translating Objets de Plaisir – Dildology : In Dildo Veritas. I especially like their graphic of “sex toys fighting amongst themselves”!
Jenn at Blog No. 42 bravely shared her thoughts on phthalates with her readers, on a blog that probably never talks about sex toys. I really like reaching those audiences, because it’s not “preaching to the choir”, there’s a real chance for education and eye-opening. Thanks, Jenn!
And then Violet Blue supported us. Holy cow, y’all. EXCITING. I see good things coming for the Dildology Army.
The incentives offered by the bloggers who participated were temporary, but the incentives offered by Dildology are permanent! I also particularly like Sexasational‘s hand-drawn sex toy art that is being sold, with proceeds going to Dildology. I know that these works of art would look fabulous framed and hung in the offices of sexuality professionals and sex toy stores!