Doc Johnson was recently profiled for an in-depth photo essay in LA Weekly entitled “Dildos and Butt Plugs, Made in L.A.: Local Sex Toy Empire Doc Johnson Turns 40”. LA Weekly also ran a companion piece today: a full-length article called, “A Sex-Toy Empire is Thriving in North Hollywood” that dives deeper into the company’s legacy, offering readers a closer look at what it takes to run a company like Doc Johnson.
Conceived and written by award-winning journalist Gustavo Turner, both the photo essay and the article showcase some of the day-to-day operations of Doc Johnson’s North Hollywood campus, describing how the company is “bringing sex toys into the current era of slick, smooth, Apple-inspired dildos, dongs, plugs, vibrators and even more exotic forms (like the soon-to-be-launched “Tryst”).”
“It’s exciting to receive coverage from a publication as visible and influential as LA Weekly,” said Doc Johnson’s COO and Creative Director Chad Braverman. “Doc Johnson and LA Weekly are both Los Angeles-area institutions that began around the same time, and even though we do very different jobs, there’s common ground in the commitments we’ve made to the community and to local workers. It was fantastic to be recognized as a company that has kept most manufacturing in-house and created jobs in the U.S. since 1976, unlike a lot of others that only began exploring better practices a few years ago when labor outsourcing became a hot-button issue.”