Ryan Glasspiegel
Friday May 24th, 2013

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Current World Series of Fighting and ex-UFCer Michael Waylon Lowe believes a bad batch of Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel mangled his manhood. Now he's suing The Mood Shop, a sex-themed store in South Philadelphia, for $50,000. Philly.com has the report:

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In the complaint, filed May 14, Lowe claims he had used the desensitizing gel previously without problem. And when he applied it last Sept. 1, he and his fiancée began lovemaking without incident. But when their 3-year-old daughter awoke, the fiancée interrupted their intercourse to attend to her, according to the lawsuit. Before she returned, Lowe "began to experience excruciating pain and pressure in his penis," the lawsuit states. "He removed the condom and his penis swelled significantly. He sought emergency medical treatment and follow-up care thereafter."

The complaint 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. It claims that Lowe suffered "catastrophic and permanent damage," including penile scarring, loss of sensation and function; nerve and tissue damage; humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish; lost wages and earning capacity; and loss of life's pleasures.

As Philly.com notes, Marla Lee, the president of Kama Sutra Inc., called the allegations "flabbergasting," adding that the product has been around for more than 40 years and over 1 million units have been sold. "The active ingredient [benzocaine] is quite common," she noted. "It's used in children's teething products." We'll leave this sad tale on that note.

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