Sextech

The Ins and Outs of Funding Sextech Startups

In line with the launch of Maddyness UK’s sextech podcast, we delve into the challenges faced by those seeking funding for sex-positive startups.  Sitting in that precarious (but arguably enviable) space between absolute no-go zone and next big thing for investors, sextech is a burgeoning market now worth $30B-$40B. Once assigned to the lifestyle business category or else totally shunned because of…

Survey Shows Sexual Desire Dips Among Cohabiting Couples, and Rises Among Couples Living Solo During the Pandemic

Flo Health, a female health and wellbeing mobile app used by over 160M people around the world, today unveiled findings highlighting the impact the pandemic has had on women’s relationships since the start of lockdown, unearthing insights around shifts in sexual desire, partner interaction, and overall mental and emotional wellbeing. The external survey polled a random, de-identified set of 3,435 self-identifying U.S-based women ages…

Coral Launches a New Sexual Wellness App for Couples

Earlier today Coral announced the launch of its new interactive sexual wellness app for couples. Backed by the country’s foremost sex-positive researchers, the app unlocks the new science of sexual wellbeing for partners of all gender expressions and sexual orientations. Launched in 2019, Coral has been among the pioneers in the sexual wellness market. Its new, secure and encrypted in-app messaging thread…

Sexual Wellness Company Dame Products Raises $4M in Seed Funding

Dame Products announced earlier this week that it has raised $4M in seed funding to expand its team and products assortment, fund research and to assemble a clinical advisory board. Participants in the round included Listen Ventures, Chingona Ventures, Reformation Ventures, igniteXL Ventures, Joyance Partners, The Community Funds VC and others. Dame Founder & CEO Alexandra Fine turned to LinkedIn to share…

Afterglow Founder Lilly Sparks: “We’re releasing the shame and stigma around sex and porn by making porn that’s good for you.”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Afterglow’s founding story as told by Founder Lilly Sparks. Afterglow is merging porn…

What’s it like to bootstrap a sexual wellness startup, Laurène Dorléac?

Always be fundraising seems to be the mantra of many startups these days. CLIMAX‘s path however is different as the team has made a conscious decision to bootstrap the company and not seek outside funding. Laurène Dorléac is the co-founder of CLIMAX, a sexual wellness startup with the goal to teach users the essential methods for both receiving and giving more pleasure…

Sextech Company Lioness Launches COVID Study and Research Platform at CES

At CES 2021, in partnership with the Center For Genital Health And Education (CGHE), the women-founded sextech company Lioness is releasing a report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our sex lives using Lioness’s unique dataset of physiological behavior and data. This is the first study within the newly recently launched Lioness Sex Research Platform, which the company is announcing at CES in…

Lover’s Dr. Britney Blair: “50% of women and roughly 37% of men have a sexual problem. I then learned how effective treatment is and I was hooked!”

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share Lover‘s founding story as told by co-founder Dr. Britney Blair. Lover’s…