The tech industry may be notoriously male-dominated, but an increasing number of sex tech and femtech companies are led by women. At the same time, the way we define, think about, and have sex are constantly evolving—and women are at the forefront of this evolution. It makes sense: Who better understands what works for women than us? Beyond selling sex toys even if they are super-fun ones , these women-led companies share a loftier goal: to facilitate honest conversations and maybe even change the way we think about female pleasure and sexual health.
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Skip navigation! Story from Sex Toys. As a sex writer, I've played with a lot of sex toys. Rabbit vibrators , wands, clit vibes, finger vibes , glass dildos, strap-ons — my bedside drawer is bursting with them. And in all this testing, I've learned which sex toys work best for my body, and what a good quality sex toy looks and sounds like — whisper-quiet and made from quality materials like medical-grade silicone or stainless steel. If there were awards for the best sex toys ever invented, these 10 would have my vote.
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Even a decade ago, owning a pleasure device of any kind felt slightly shameful. It was as though it was a secret to be hidden away, in our most private drawer only to be seen on dark lonely nights or maybe this was just my experience. This feeling was in part due to how sex toys were manufactured to be blatantly realistic and obnoxiously large. Let's just say before the 90s, vibrators were not discrete—or cute, for that matter.
We get it — sex toy shopping can def feel overwhelming sometimes. After all, there are so many kinds! Not to mention the differences in price, material, brand, and functionality.