Dildos and Butt Plugs, Made in L.A.: Local Sex Toy Empire Doc Johnson Turns 40 (NSFW)

Dildos and Butt Plugs, Made in L.A.: Local Sex Toy Empire Doc Johnson Turns 40 (NSFW)

<i>L.A. Weekly</i> visited the Doc Johnson factory in North Hollywood, the center of the "pleasure products" (aka sex toys) empire started by local adult industry legend Ron Braverman in 1976. His children, Chad and Erica, are bringing the company into the current area of slick, smooth, Apple-inspired dildos, dongs, plugs, vibrators and even more exotic forms (such as the soon-to-be-launched Tryst). See their massive factory, where the Bravermans employ around 500 people who design, cast and manufacture a great percentage of devices for sexual play that curious people use in bedrooms (and elsewhere) all over America and the world. <i>L.A. Weekly</i> takes you to a factory like you've never seen before, hidden in a nondescript industrial area of the Valley you've probably driven right by many times — the Doc Johnson factory. All photos by Gustavo Turner. (Instagram: @gustavoturner)



<i>L.A. Weekly</i> visited the Doc Johnson factory in North Hollywood, the center of the "pleasure products" (aka sex toys) empire started by local adult industry legend Ron Braverman in 1976. His children, Chad and Erica, are bringing the company into the current area of slick, smooth, Apple-inspired dildos, dongs, plugs, vibrators and even more exotic forms (such as the soon-to-be-launched Tryst). See their massive factory, where the Bravermans employ around 500 people who design, cast and manufacture a great percentage of devices for sexual play that curious people use in bedrooms (and elsewhere) all over America and the world. <i>L.A. Weekly</i> takes you to a factory like you've never seen before, hidden in a nondescript industrial area of the Valley you've probably driven right by many times — the Doc Johnson factory. All photos by Gustavo Turner. (Instagram: @gustavoturner)


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