A competitive martial artist is suing a well-known sex shop and the makers of a gel he says burned and scarred his genitals.
The Philadelphia Daily News reports Michael Waylon Lowe, 32, alleges the Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel left him permanently disfigured and dysfunctional. He's suing the manufacturer and the place where he bought it, The Mood on South Street.
Lowe is 14-4 in his professional mixed-martial-arts career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other circuits since 2006. His attorney, Thomas R. Kline, says he's a man who makes a living avoiding injury and if the product hurts him, it could hurt anyone.
"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,” Kline told the paper.
Kama Sutra Co. President Marla Lee calls the claims “flabbergasting” and says the product's been sold for more than 40 years without incident. The shop's owner says the product is off the shelves.