Sexual Wellness

Awkward Essentials Founder Frances Tang: “In short, the idea for Dripstick started at the intersection of baking and laziness.”

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 Awkward Essentials‘ founding story as told my founder Frances Tang.…

Star Power: Dakota Johnson Joins Sexual Wellness Brand Maude as Investor and Co-Creative Director

From “50 Shades” to Maude: Dakota Johnson has recently announced her new role as investor and co-creative director of sexual wellness brand Maude. “Not only is maude a WOC-founded company, it is boldly and intelligently forward thinking in an industry where the conversation and narrative around intimacy products is antiquated. I believe that sexual wellness is a fundamental human right. Consensual sex…

Come&Gone: $800K Seed Round and Cindy Gallop Joins Board

Frances Tang, a multipotentialite serial entrepreneur, set out on a mission to normalize and solve the everyday awkward and taboo encounters around hygiene essentials. When she couldn’t find a reliable method for cleaning up after sex, she decided to dig in and create one herself. After years of having those awkward conversations with friends, developing prototypes and most recently graduating from accelerator…

Talking Pelvic Health and Femtech with Dr. Rachel Gelman

Pelvic health? What is it and why does it matter? Today we’re taking a deep dive into the topic with Dr. Rachel Gelman, who spoke to us about her work in the women’s and more specifically pelvic health space, the trends she sees and which companies she’s following. Dr. Rachel Gelman is a clinician, writer and educator. She holds a Doctorate in…

Checking In with Dr. Lyndsey Harper, Founder & CEO of Rosy: A Conversation about Women’s Sexual Wellness, Telehealth and Fundraising as a Solo Founder

It’s been a busy couple of months for Dr. Lyndsey Harper, the founder and CEO of Rosy, a platform that helps women with low libido. First a $1M seed-round and a few weeks ago the launch of their telehealth product and platform. Last week we had the chance to sit down with Lyndsey to talk about the evolution of Rosy, what she…

Orgasm for Science: Lioness Launches a New Sex Research Platform

Last week we spoke about Lioness and the recent launch of their new sex research platform in our newsletter and unsurprisingly there’s been quite a bit of interest in our community. Sexual wellness is an integral part of overall wellbeing for everyone and we always love to see sextech startups step up to address the unique needs of women in this space.…

“There’s No Shame in Self-Love”: Emjoy Founder Andrea Oliver Talks Sextech, COVID-19 Impact and Fundraising

There’s been a lot of talk about the increased demand sextech startups are seeing during the current pandemic. In today’re interview we’re excited to explore this topic a little further together with Andrea Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Emjoy. The Spain-based company is known for their app, that helps women achieve sexual wellbeing. Emjoy’s message? There’s no shame in self-love. And while…