It’s 2022 and sexual wellness technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. On this International Women’s Day, we’re looking at 6 such sexual wellness and toy brands by female entrepreneurs.
The sexual health and wellness industry has always been a secret affair in India, especially when it comes to women taking matters into their own hands. But these women not only broke the stigma, they also launched their brands to address the lack of data related to female pleasure and the lack of research related to women’s sexual health.
If you must, check out 6 sexual wellness and toy brands by female entrepreneurs that come with fun and perspective.
Sexual wellness and toy brands by female entrepreneurs
Organizing Salads by Aruna Chawla
We cannot stress enough the importance of safer sex. Aruna Chawla has taken a step ahead by launching her brand of vegan condoms, Salad. If you wonder what vegan Condoms are, they are ultra-thin condoms made from natural rubber latex sourced from the various rubber forests in India in a sustainable way. These condoms are fragrance free, free from artificial flavors and harmful chemicals and have been tested for maximum safety. Even their packaging comes in recycled and recyclable brown boxes. At a time when most contemporary condom brands do not disclose their ingredients, Aruna Chawla wanted her products to remain transparent and informative, advocating safer sex and communicative sex education.
Blue by Komal Baldwa
HyderabadBleü by Komal Baldwa was the first brand of vegan condoms in India. It aimed to educate women not only about increased pleasure, but also about their sexual health. Telling what they should put in their bodies and so on, Bleü condoms are non-toxic, made from recycled latex from pesticide-free trees. So they are not only good for you and your partner, but also for the planet. They are also suitable for lactose intolerant people. The best part? Komal Baldwa has built a brand associated with NGOs to work on AIDS prevention, and the brand employs women! So we have a sexual wellness brand for women and by women.
That Sassy Thing by Sachee Malhotra
This brand was specifically designed for “humans with vaginas in mind”. And if it got you hooked, you need to know more about this brand and the female entrepreneur who made it possible. Sachee Malhotra, through her Mark, aims to make women bolder, fiercer and no longer keep their sexual health a secret. It is a leading digital sexual and menstrual wellness brand with a range of products to offer. From pH-balanced lubricant to pubic hair oil, you’ll find it all. Since this is a female-led brand, we finally have products understood and created by women.
Lioness by Anna Lee
Have you ever heard of a smart sex toy that uses AI to record your orgasms? Anna Lee has made this possible with her brand, Lioness. Simply put, it’s a Fitbit for your orgasms. It comes with sensors that record tension to detect arousal and orgasm, your body temperature when you put it on and take it out, and movement to keep track of how you use the toy on your body. It connects to an app, where it records your masturbation session on a graph. So you can now study your orgasms!
Quinn by Caroline Spiegel
If you take away the visuals from porn, what are you left with? This is the whole theory behind Quinn, an audio porn site by Caroline Spiegel. Bringing imagination to adult entertainment, this female entrepreneur’s idea is revolutionary for the industry. In an interview with Tech Crunch, Caroline explained, “There is no visual content on the site, just audio and written stories. And the whole thing is open-source, so people can submit content and fantasies etc. Everything is checked by us before being posted on the site. Caroline Spiegel built this brand with a three-woman team of her best friends from Stanford.
MyMuse by Anushka Gupta
A bold brand from a fierce woman, MyMuse is synonymous with high-quality, well-designed products for your intimate spaces. Co-founder Anushka Gupta aims to break the taboo of sex talk and the shame of pharmacists’ infamous plastic bags that hide women’s sexuality and pleasure. MyMuse aims to make intimacy fun and seductive, easy and accessible for women. Its products are split into three categories – Mood, Play, Give – so there’s something for everyone. They also have intimacy kits: Mood Setter, Grand Gesture and Date Night!
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