Sexual Wellness

Sexual Wellness Brand Rosebud Woman Is Now Sold At Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s made the news about a year ago when the department store launched a sexual wellness online shop. And that shop now also sells Rosebud Woman, an inclusive brand known for its intimate moisturizers and other body care, marking the first topical peri- and menopause line within the shop. “We’re delighted that our V-care and performance body care products are available at Bloomingdale’s,…

Sexual Wellness Startup Pique Launches with $4M in Seed Funding and an Offering Targeting Post-menopausal Women

Los Angeles-based Pique has raised $4M in seed funding led by Maveron to further build out and continue scaling accessible, effective, sexual health care solutions for women. The company launches its first offering today targeting post-menopausal women with a holistic solution that combines medical expertise with mental, physical, hormonal, and social factors to offer patients holistic, personalized care.  In the United States, 43% of…

Sexual Wellness Startup Lorals Receives FDA Clearance for STI Protection

It’s been a while since we spoke to Lorals Founder Melanie Cristol about the beginnings of Lorals and her journey to reinvent the dental dam. Back then in January 2021 she shared: “I originally envisioned Lorals as a dental dam replacement, after needing one during a romantic vacation—and feeling so stigmatized that it was the go-to product for us. It’s hard to find dental dams…

Sexual Wellness App Emjoy Gets Suspended from Google Play

Emjoy, a female-founded femtech startup had its audio-based sexual wellness app suspended by Google today due to a “policy violation of sexual content”, which means thousands of paying users on Google Play are currently not able to access the app. Emjoy Founder and CEO Andrea Oliver Garcia turned to social media to create awareness for the stigmatization and censorship many women’s health…

UK-based Intimate Care Brand WooWoo Raises £750K in Seed Funding to Expand to the U.S.

UK-based intimate care brand WooWoo has raised £750K to expand to the U.S. after successfully expanding to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Australia in 2021. Besides further international expansion the new funds will be used for R&D. WooWoo was founded in 2016 by Lucy Anderson and launched in 2018 with support from Superdrug. Today the brand is stocked by a number of leading retailers but the brand’s main business…

Female and BIPOC Founded CBD Brand Lure Life Raises $750K in Seed Funding

Lure Life, a luxury CBD brand has raised $750K in a seed funding supported by a diverse group of investors in the beauty, finance and the consumer packaged goods sectors. The funding will allow the brand to accelerate market expansion, company growth, marketing and product development of the meticulously designed line. Sitting at the nexus of wellness and beauty, Lure Life touts…

Following the Acquisition by Reckitt Last Year Intimate Care Brand Queen V Relaunches with a Focus on the Vaginal Microbiome

Queen V was founded in California by Lauren Steinberg as a response to her frustration at finding a feminine wellness solution that was safe, easy to use, affordable, and effective. Through conversation with her gynecologist, Steinberg grew to understand the importance of the vaginal pH and microbiome, and how this precious balance was vital in fending off the frequent yeast infections and…

Private Equity Firm Yellow Wood Launches a New Sexual Wellness Platform after Acquiring Several Brands from Clio

Yellow Wood, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands and companies, has announced the formation of a new sexual wellness platform, Beacon Wellness Brands, with the acquisition of several brands from Clio. Beacon Wellness Brands markets and sells sexual wellness devices under the PlusOne and Deia brands in many leading retailers including, Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens, and has…