Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Former UFC fighter suing sex shop after gel left his privates disfigured

Mixed-martial artist Michael Waylon Lowe says a "Pleasure Balm" he bought in a South Street sex shop has left him with penile scars that keep him from performing properly in the bedroom.

Former UFC fighter Waylon Lowe is suing a sex shop in Philadelphia after he claims a gel he bought from it left his genitals burned and scarred last year.

Lowe is suing "The Mood" for more than $50,000 alleging that a gel called Prolongs Men's Pleasure left his private area permanently disfigured and dysfunctional. Yikes.

From Philly.com:

“This is a very private, but very significant loss for a man who is very vital in so many other aspects,” said Lowe’s attorney, Thomas R. Kline. “This is a man who literally makes his living avoiding injury; he knows how to protect himself. Yet he wasn’t provided with the most basic, simple instructions to protect himself from this product. If it could happen to him, it could happen to anyone.”

The suit, filed May 14, accuses the defendants of negligence and product liability for failing to provide proper instructions, warn users of risks, and design and test the gel to ensure its safety.
The maker of the gel isn't buying Lowe's story.

“This product has been offered for over 40 years without incident of any kind, so it’s a bit confusing that he would have this kind of response to it,” Lee said. “The active ingredient [benzocaine] is quite common. It’s used in children’s teething products, so it’s probably pretty safe if it’s used for children.”

Lowe boasts a 14-4 career record as professional mixed martial arts fighter. He tallied a 2-2 mark in the UFC between 2010 and 2011.

Via The Big Lead

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