Sexual Wellness

Amsterdam-based Sextech Startup Quinky Secures €100K from Antler

Quinky, an Amsterdam-based sextech startup, is hoping to establish itself as a beacon for Gen Z by addressing the inadequacies of existing sexual and romantic relationship advice platforms. Geared primarily towards older demographics, most of these platforms leave the tech-savvy Gen Z stranded with unreliable sources of information. Quinky aims to rectify this by stepping into the scene as the “Duolingo of…

Rosy Wellness Secures $1.2M to Further Democratize Women’s Sexual Health

Rosy Wellness, a startup focusing on women’s sexual health, recently announced securing $1.2M in a bridge funding round, bringing its total funding to $4.2 million. The company aims to fill the gap in resources and treatments available for the 43% of women who suffer from sexual health problems, according to its CEO, Dr. Lyndsey Harper. Founded in 2018, Rosy Wellness has already…

Vice Ventures Closes a $25M Fund to Invest in Good Companies in “Bad Industries”

Vice Ventures is a New York-based early stage venture capital fund that aims to deliver superior returns by investing in good companies operating in superficially “bad” industries including alcohol, cannabis, energy, harm-reducing nicotine, psychedelics, sextech, skill-based betting, sports betting, MDMA, and ketamine. The VC firm has now announced the closing of a second $25M fund. Vice Ventures Founding Partner Catharine Dockery started the…

Vella Is Granted a Patent for the Use of Cannabinoids in Treating Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction

Vella Bioscience whose Women’s Pleasure Serum has been granted the brands first patent for the use of cannabinoids in treating Antidepressant-Induced Female Sexual Dysfunction by the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). “Vella’s ability to do pharmaceutical-like research inside the sexual wellness consumer space is on full display with the grant of our first patent, and we expect several more to come,” said…

MyHixel Review: Everything You Need to Know! (2023)

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual problem that affects an estimated 30% of men worldwide. It can cause significant distress and embarrassment, and can negatively impact relationships. Until recently, there have been few effective treatments for PE. However, a new device called MyHixel CONTROL is offering hope both to men who struggle with this condition. and those who do not suffer…

Christina Aguilera Joins New Women-Focused Sexual Wellness Company Playground as Co-Founder and Chief Brand Advisor

Christina Aguilera, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, has been named Co-Founder and Chief Brand Advisor of Playground, a sexual wellness brand that creates innovative intimacy products designed to improve women’s sexual pleasure and health. Aguilera has long used her voice to challenge societal norms around female sexuality, and in her new role, she will continue to promote Playground’s mission of creating…

These Three Women-led Startups Are Reinventing the P*rn Industry

Well… It’s been quite the week in the world of adult entertainment. Just a day after Netflix released its documentary ‘Money Shot: The P*rnhub Story’, MindGeek, the company behind Pornhub, one of the world’s leading porn destinations online, announced it had been acquired. Its new home? PE firm Ethical Capital Partners. Oh what a name… The acquisition comes after a difficult period…

PE Firm Ethical Capital Partners Acquires MindGeek, the Company Behind Porn Hub

According to reporting by TechCrunch, Ethical Capital Partners (ECP), a Canadian private equity firm that was formed last year, has acquired MindGeek, the owner of several adult entertainment websites including Pornhub, Brazzers, and Redtube. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, Fady Mansour, founding partner of ECP, described MindGeek as a dynamic tech brand built on trust, safety,…