Sexual Wellness

AI-Based Sexual Wellness Platform Arya Raises $7.5M Seed Round

Arya, an AI-driven sexual wellness platform for couples, has secured $7.5 million in a seed funding round co-led by Patron and Play Ventures. This financial boost comes alongside the announcement that renowned sexologist and relationship expert, Shan Boodram, has joined Arya as the Chief Intimacy Officer. The fresh funds will propel Arya’s mission to enhance intimacy and sexual wellness among couples through…

Playground Teams Up with Center for Intimacy Justice to Destigmatize Conversations about Sexual Wellness

Playground, a sexual wellness brand co-founded by Christina Aguilera, has announced a partnership with the Center for Intimacy Justice as part of its mission to destigmatize discussions about sexuality and promote better sexual health for women. The brand, known for its water-based personal lubricants, is celebrating the launch of Pillow Talk, a new product inspired by Aguilera. The release is accompanied by…

Testmate Health Secures $6M in Seed Funding for Game-changing At-home Rapid STI Test

Testmate Health, a startup focused on sexual health diagnostics, has successfully raised $6 million in seed funding to revolutionize STI testing. The funding round, led by RH Capital with participation from The Helm, Amboy Street Ventures, Liechtsteiner Foundation, Zürcher Kantonal Bank and Dartlabs.io, marks a significant milestone for Testmate’s mission to improve access to essential diagnostics while ensuring accuracy and privacy. Unlike…

Sexual Wellness Brand Playground Expands Retail Presence Following Successful $2M Raise

Sexual wellness brand Playground has announced its availability at Target following its first institutional round of funding. Led by Palm Tree Crew Holdings, Fourward Ventures, Goddess Fun+d, and Amboy Street Ventures, the oversubscribed funding round reached its goal of $2 million. Other participants in the round include influencers such as Dr. Emily Morse of Sex with Emily and Call Her Daddy’s Alex…

Spanish Sexual Wellness Startup MYHIXEL Secures €1.4M in Funding Round Amidst Challenging Climate

Despite the prevailing economic challenges, MYHIXEL, the Spanish startup dedicated to men’s sexual health, has announced the successful closure of its latest funding round, raising a total of  €1.4 million euros. Leading this funding round is SEGO Venture, the Equity Crowdfunding branch of the SEGOFINANCE Group. Zubi Capital, a manager focused on social and environmental impact investing, also participated in the round.…

HelloGina and The Pelvic People Partner to Advance Pelvic Health

In the field of sexual wellness and pelvic health, discussions often revolve around physical treatments or mental health strategies in isolation. However, in a strategic move towards comprehensive care, The Pelvic People and HelloGina have teamed up to provide a holistic toolkit addressing both physical and mental aspects of pelvic pain. The Pelvic People, formerly known as Ohnut, is committed to tackling…

Rosy Expands Services to Address Women’s Health Beyond Sexual Wellness

In a strategic move to broaden its scope, Rosy, led by Dr. Lyndsey Harper, is expanding its platform beyond sexual wellness to encompass various aspects of women’s health. This expansion targets areas such as endometriosis, fibroids, menopause, migraines, and more, aiming to provide comprehensive support for women across all stages of life. Rosy’s initiative is rooted in the recognition of unmet needs…

Nixit Launches Condom Range with a Focus on Vaginal Wellness

Canada-based nixit, a woman-owned company, is launching a new line of external condoms designed with vaginal health in mind. These condoms, made from natural rubber latex, are ultra-thin, vegan, vagina-friendly, and lightly lubricated with pure silicone oil. They exclude spermicide, parabens, glycerin, dyes, added fragrances, and UTI-causing chemical irritants, prioritizing vaginal wellness. Nixit Founder Rachael Newton explains: “Most condoms are made for…