7 Women-Run Sex Companies You Need to Know About
Enjoy their products, especially this month!
As we are Women.com, this is obviously a reason to celebrate and champion all the hard work our fellow females have done, are doing, and hoping to do to save the world. Because we all know the future is female.
To kick things off, we reached out to our lovely friend Carolyn Eagle from Betty's Toy Box to get the lowdown on the best women-run sex companies worth supporting this month especially, but also year-round.
These women are changing the game, so get to know their companies and their products below!
"Dynamic duo Alex Fine (a credentialed sexologist) and Janet Lieberman (an established engineer and MIT alumna) funded their first sex toy, the critically acclaimed Eva Couple's Vibe with an Indiegogo campaign in 2014 and haven't looked back since," Carolyn notes of the company. "Their toys focus on fantastic materials and designs that meet the real needs of women today. Their newest toy the Pom Hand Held Vibrator is flexible and sleek, perfect for solo or couple play."
B-Vibe, the Cowgirl Sex Machine, and Le Wand
"Certified Sex Expert, Alicia Sinclair, has been in the pleasure products industry for over 15 years and has learned a thing or two about creating products that folks love," Carolyn says. "From B-Vibe's top-quality anal products, to the sleek and powerful Le Wand Massager, to the Cowgirl Riding Sex Machine, all of Alicia's products have become synonymous with superb quality, fantastic design, and customer satisfaction."
"Rianne Swierstra, founder and product designer of Rianne S, cares about women's sexual wellness," Carolyn states. "Her products are not only beautiful to behold, but are created for their maximum erotic impact. Little extras like handcrafted cosmetic bags or inspirational quote bracelets make each Rianne S purchase special and give each product a feeling of personalization and warmth. Rianne never wants you to forget that each product is created by women, for women, which is why details like adding a heating function to the Xena Rabbit Vibrator are so appreciated—because there's nothing like a warm toy on a cold winter's night."
"Ever wonder whether your sex toys are truly clean? Enter the Uvee Sanitizing system, created by mother-daughter team Carrie Martz and Brooke Martz O'Connor, founders of Clean Light Labs," Carolyn says. "Their Uvee Go and Uvee Play systems are the world's first scientifically proven sanitizing, charging, and lockable sex toy storage systems which kill 99.9 percent of the bacteria associate with the use of adult toys that may cause infection. Not only will they keep your beloved rabbit vibe germ free, you can even use Uvee systems on your makeup brushes, car keys, or any other everyday item that you want to sanitize."
"CalExotics founder Susan Colvin was one of the first women to run a sex toy company almost 25 years ago when it was very much an all-male club," Carolyn notes. "Since then, the company has grown to be a world leader in the industry with multiple awards under their belts and a lifetime achievement award for Colvin herself. They still continue to create award-winning women-focused toys like their California Dreaming line of rabbits and the Jopen luxury line of vibes, as well as male-focused products, lubes, lingerie, and couple's toys."
"Founded in 2006 by Elsa Viegas and Marta Aguiar in their home country of Spain, Bijoux Indiscrets set out to create sensual products that celebrated female power and sensuality," Carolyn mentions. "Now found in 40 countries around the world, their particular brand of 'erotic chic' spans the gorgeous Maze line of harnesses, that can double as festival or club wear, to their newest Horoscope kits that team a powerful vibe with individualized zodiac sign-themed arousal balms and pendants."
"Founded by Suki Dunham and her husband Brian in 2006, Ohmibod were the first sex toy company to make a vibrator that could respond to music, so that you could get it on to the beat of your favorite tunes," Carolyn says. "Suki used her previous experience in marketing with Apple to create a vibrator that was 'socially acceptable,' stylish, and sleek, for couples to use together. Keeping up with technology, that first vibe has evolved into the Ohmibod Club Vibe—a wearable panty vibe controlled by a wireless remote that lets you groove, tease, and climax to pre-set patterns of vibration, to ones your partner chooses, to music, or even to your lover's voice."
We Want to Hear From You
Know of any more women-run sex companies that we didn't feature?