Sexual Wellness

Intimate Care Brand Kushae Raises $1.25M to Invest in DTC & Wholesale Growth

Intimate care brand Kushae was founded in 2018 by Kimba Williams and OB/GYN Barbara McLaren to create a chemical-free solutions to the feminine care issues they were all so familiar with. In 2021 Williams, who initially bootstrapped and funded the DTC company with $200K she won in pitch competitions, eventually decided it was time to fundraise and today the company announced a…

Vibio Receives The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark for Its Full Line of Sexual Wellness Products

Sextech startup Vibio has received The Vegan Society‘s Vegan Trademark and becomes the first sexual wellness company to receive this certification for its toys. All four of Vibio’s vibrators, including Frida, the first toy in the range and the Glee and Wake lubricants are entirely free from animal-products and testing. Both lubes also come in eco-friendly tubes made of 100% sugarcane too.…

HelloBetter’s Vaginismus DTx Is Now Reimbursed as a Prescription Digital Health Product (DiGA) in Germany

Last week the German government added HelloBetter’s Vaginismus Plus to its DiGA directory after the app successfully completed the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices’ (in German: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte aka BfArM) assessment procedure. The DiGa database is essentially a collection of regulated digital health products reimbursed via the government’s fast-track program. Per definition DiGAs are CE-marked medical devices…

Sexual Wellness Startup Lover Adds $2M in Funding After Receiving FDA Approval for Its Digital Therapeutic App

About a year ago we spoke to Dr. Britney Blair, the Co-founder of Lover, a digital therapeutic app that supports people on their journey toward sexual wellness: “50% of women and roughly 37% of men have a sexual problem. I then learned how effective treatment is and I was hooked!” Fast forward to today: What started as a brick-and-mortar business is now…

Marketing Sexual Health Solutions in Times of Ad Bans and Stigmatization: An Interview with wisp’s Head of Brand Jennifer Dwork

About two weeks ago the femtech world was in uproar yet again as the New York Times article “Why did Facebook reject those ads?” brought attention to the difficulties around advertising faced by many companies in the women’s and sexual health space. This most recent discussion was triggered by a new report released by the Center for Intimacy Justice (CIJ), a nonprofit…

STI Screening and Care Startup TBD Health Opens a Care Hub in Las Vegas

TBD Health, a healthcare startup making STI screening more accessible has announced the opening of its first in-person Care Hub located in Las Vegas. The TBD Care Hub is a dedicated sexual health center offering STI and COVID-19 testing and soon expanding into other sexual health services like birth control, UTI testing and sex coaching. Ultimately, with the Care Hub, TBD will…

Sexual Wellness Company Womanizer Launches the “Pleasure Fund” Investing €250K into Research on Women’s Health and Sexuality

Sexual wellness brand Womanizer has announced a five-year, €250K investment into their newly minted “Pleasure Fund” committed to championing women’s health, sexual well-being and sexual pleasure research. Since its inception, the brand has always strived to create pleasurable experiences for all and is continuously dedicated to investing back into its community by funding women-led research focused on women’s sexuality, pleasure and health. Womanizer’s new Pleasure Fund…

Sextech Startup SkiiMoo Introduces VDOM, a Prosthetic Smart Penis to Address the Unique Needs of the LGBTQ+ Community

“To put it bluntly, I love sex, and I wanted to be able to have sex with my wife anywhere, at any time, and just as easily as heterosexual couples can without any awkwardness”, explains SkiiMoo Founder Glenise Kinard-Moore, the creator of VDOM, a new prosthetic smart penis and alternative to the old-fashioned strap-on. The VDOM is an app-connected adult wearable device…