March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate women's achievement and raise awareness against gender bias and inequality. The theme for International Women's Day in 2020 is #EachforEqual.
One of the industries that still needs to work on gender equality is the sex toy industry, specifically SexTech. Yes, in today's modern society there are tons of amazing products available to help vulva-owners own their sexuality. But for the longest time, the SexTech industry was dominated by male-run companies.
Thankfully, this has started to change.
More and more incredible start-ups and companies are fighting against inequality and against the primarily male venture capitalists that won't fund their organizations. The women of SexTech are helping to provide vulva and non-vulva owners alike with amazing new sex toys.
And so, to celebrate International Women's Day, here's a look at four amazing SexTech and sex toy companies founded and run by women!
Elvie - Founded by Tania Boler
Health expert, Tania Boler, founded Elvie in 2013 with the goal of creating smarter, better sextech for women's pleasure. Their website breaks down Elvie's goal in a simple sentence:
"Women shouldn’t have to make do with shoddy design or pink spin-offs when there are self-driving cars in the world."
Amen to that! Elvie created the world's first wearable breast pump, Elvie Pump!
Their other amazing product, and our favourite, is the Elvie Trainer. This award-winning Kegel trainer is an amazing tool to help vulva-owners strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Elvie Trainer connects to an app on your phone that walks you through the five-minute exercises and provides real-time feedback on how you're doing. It also tracks your progress across workouts and gives you regular reminders to keep you on track.
b-Vibe - Founded by Alicia Sinclair
b-Vibe is a sex tech company founded and run by certified sex educator, Alicia Sinclair. She still operates as their CEO today. b-Vibe specializes in making the best products for your behind. Their butt plugs and anal beads are some of the best anal toys you will ever come across.
We love b-Vibe, not just because they make awesome toys, but because they're dedicated to helping empower people through sexual exploration. If you're interested in anal play, b-Vibe is here for you! We guarantee that their toys will help you discover all kinds of new and amazing sensations.
Our favourite b-Vibe product is their Anal Training Set. This comprehensive seven-piece set contains everything you need to start your journey into anal play. The only other thing you need is some anal lube! With three different sized butt plugs (one regular, one vibrating and one weighted), the b-Vibe Anal Training Set is the perfect kit to help you discover all of the new incredible sensations anal play has to offer!
Bijoux Indiscrets - Founded by Marta Aguiar and Elsa Viega
Marta Aguiar and Elsa Viegas started Bijoux Indiscret in Barcelona in 2006. Bijoux focuses on making sensual accessories, erotic cosmetics, and sex toys to empower women and their sexuality. They're also the creators of the world's first vibrating diamond! Bijoux's main goal is to help break down the barriers consumer's feel towards eroticism and to help people discover new, incredible moments of sexual pleasure!
Our favourite Bijoux product is their 12 Sexy Days Challenge set! This challenge box comes with 12 hidden compartments, each featuring an exciting and arousing toy! The set features handcuffs, whips, chains, vibrators and more! Open a new compartment every day with your partner and relish in the sexy surprise!
Dame - Founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman
Sexologist, Alexandra Fine, and engineer, Janet Lieberman founded Dame Products in 2014 with their innovative hands-free vibrator, Eva. Eva went on to become the most crowdfunded sex toy ever. Today, Dame has six different kinds of vibrators, all of which are sleek and sexy, and versatile enough to be used all over your or your partner's bodies!
Our favourite Dame product is actually the Dame Pillo! Pillo is a soft, but firm, sex wedge that can help revolutionize the way you have sex. Say goodbye to sore necks or hips, and say hello to Pillo! Seriously, if you haven't tried a sex wedge, now is the time. You won't believe how amazing they are until you try it for yourself.