At first I thought this article was a joke, but sadly, there are those who need to heed these warnings. DON’T Try These Homemade Sex Toys! – Ask Dan and Jennifer.
And for those interested in checking out the Richard Gere gerbil story, it’s a fake; and you can find details here: http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/celebrities/a/richard_gere.htm
If you’re looking for sex toys, there are plenty of safe ones (check out the silicone) available online or at your local adult store. Play safe and feed your fantasies!