Sexual Wellness

Moon Mother Hemp Founder Jessica Bates: “I didn’t see anything on the market that spoke specifically to the needs of women and vaginal health.”

Women-founded luxury CBD brand Moon Mother Hemp has created a new way to support sexual and vaginal health and a safe and pleasurable way in which to bring CBD into the bedroom. Intimacy Oil is a rapidly emerging category in the hot CBD marketplace. Moon Mother Hemp has created a lubricant, that’s pure and expertly curated. Its ethically sourced ingredients are intentionally blended…

Melanie Cristol: “We’re about to apply to the FDA and we expect that Lorals will be able to be used for STI protection later this year.”

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 Lorals’ founding story as told by Founder Melanie Cristol. Lorals is on a…

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…

Lips Launch: Building an Alternative Social Media Platform by and for Women, Non-binary Folks, and the LGBTQIA+ Community

San Diego-based Lips, an alternative social media and soon-to-be social commerce platform built by and especially for women, non-binary folks, and the LGBTQIA+ community, launches its public beta today. The idea behind Lips is to create safe space online for users to express themselves openly and honestly without biased censorship or harassment.  Lips was built together with artists, brands, sex workers, BIPOC,…

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…

The Della HQ’s Karen Heng: “I’ve always started businesses and brought ideas to life. If you can think it, I’ve probably tried to start it!”

Karen Heng, who we got to speak to earlier this week, is a bit of a serial entrepreneur. “I’ve always started businesses and brought ideas to life. I can tell you about starting an offline magazine, a vegan restaurant in Singapore, a denim fashion brand, a wellness lifestyle product, a mobile payments app in Brazil. If you can think it, I’ve probably…