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?
If you are incorporating sex toys into your life, the vibrator has got to be part of the equation. In part because they are the single easiest way to enhance sexual pleasure instantly. Which can definitely be overwhelming, regardless of how experienced you are with vibrators overall.
Have you ever found yourself in a sex shop wondering who decided women want their vibrators to look like My Little Pony penises? Dudes did that. It's the only plausible explanation for this strange solution to bridging the orgasm gap: Take an experience we know to be only sometimes-satisfying for women penetrative sex and replicate that same experience, only with bigger, buzzing members.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex Toys. As a sex writer, I've played with a lot of sex toys. Rabbit vibratorswandsclit vibes, finger vibesglass dildosstrap-ons — my bedside drawer is bursting with them.
When Janet Lieberman, an MIT-trained mechanical engineer, had trouble operating a sex toy that claimed to be the best on the market, she had an epiphany. We were both engineers, and design and make products for a living. Lieberman eventually met Alexandra Fine, another entrepreneur who was interested in sex tech, and the two banded together to launch Dame Productsan adult toy company that aims to empower female sexuality.
If Instagram is to be believed, then self care for women basically amounts to face masks and daily affirmation apps. Orgasms release oxytocin, the anti-stress hormone that gets you warm and fuzzy when cuddling, while dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, also makes an appearance. It stands to reason, then, that "I need to get laid" is a thing that actually makes sense to say when you're having a rough week.
Meaning, what are the toys that are absolutely essential to a girl's bedroom arsenal? This is a complicated question. I guess what it really comes down to is what you're looking for.
There's more to sex toys for women than a basic vibrator. Here are the other women's toys that deserve a place in your nightstand. Think sex toys for women were born out of the women's lib movement? Think again.
This article was written by Hayley Macmillen and repurposed with permission from Refinery We've all read some iteration of the classic "What's in her purse? These behind-the-scenes looks at people's everyday essentials can be both informative and entertaining—and so we upped the ante by asking five women, straight and queer, partnered and not, ages 23 to 44, to show us what's inside their sex-toy drawers.