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April Bonjour, Northern California Woman, Sues Sex Toy Manufacturer After Horrifying Accident

April Bonjour

First Posted: 10/12/11 05:08 PM ET Updated: 10/14/11 09:43 AM ET

After horrific experience with a sex toy sent her to the hospital, a Northern California woman is a suing a Southern California "marital aid" manufacturer for personal injury and emotional duress.

Yreka resident April Bonjour states in her suit that, late last year, she and her boyfriend were using a vibrator made by Pipedream Products when she suddenly noticed that something was wrong.

"During usage I felt a sharp pain inside my vagina," she wrote. "My boyfriend quickly removed the toy, it was covered with blood."

Bonjour initially thought she might have just started her period, but she realized something else was definitely happening when she continued to lose blood to the point where she began slipping in and out of consciousness.

"My son was woken up so we could go to the hospital," she wrote. "He thought it I was dying...[and] quite frankly so did I."

Once at the hospital, Bonjour's condition stabilized after she was administered several pints of blood.

After the incident, Bonjour attempted to get some compensation from the Pipedreams, but the company refused and she filed suit.

SF Weekly notes that that Pipedream's official company motto is, "We Don't Make the Orgasm...We Make the Orgasm BETTER!"

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