The sexual wellness industry has really grown and evolved in the past couple of years. I think a lot of that is due to the fact that there are so many cool and inspiring brands that are trying to make sex less of a taboo subject these days. Many people are being more honest about sex, relationships, and self-love. Even celebrities are jumping on the sexual wellness train. In fact, Cara Delevingne is now the co-owner and creative advisor of Lora DiCarlo, and Dakota Johnson joined Maude as co-creative director and investor.
Dame Products CEO Alexandra Fine told us in another piece that people are beginning to see how sexual pleasure and pleasure products are part of our general health and wellness experience. Sexual wellness affects other parts of our health.
"The sex industry is on a swing from a male-centric vice industry to a femme-led wellness industry, and that's a pretty big change," she said. "Sex is also becoming a more public part of everyday conversation, which helps shed light on high-quality products within the industry. We're seeing a more open discussion in pop culture as well, which helps validate and sanction products that were once shamed. Beyond that, the rise of technological advancements in the space continues to demonstrate that these products are just as sophisticated and thoughtfully made as those in any other category."
It's a very exciting time in this space. As we look forward to the industry growing even more, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite sexual wellness products at the moment below. If you have a product you want to recommend, send us a DM or comment on Instagram.
Lubes and Oils
For a heightened experience, apply Dame's Arousal Serum to your clitoris. You'll start to feel a warm, tingly sensation immediately.
Not only will this candle provide a glowy ambience, but it can also be used as a sensual massage oil. It contains jojoba and soybean oils.
This water-based jelly is formulated specifically for anal play. It's safe to use on sensitive skin and contains moisturizing aloe vera.
This arousal oil contains CBD, nine traditional aphrodisiacs, and a 100% organic MCT coconut oil base. The massage oil decreases tension while enhancing pleasure.
Wldkat's Pleasure Serum will keep the vagina balanced and allow you to connect with your body.
You can use this water-based lube with both sex toys and condoms. It has a slight vanilla-and-lemon flavor and is free of glycerin, glycol, and parabens.
For an organic lubricant, this one from Good Clean Love is a winning option. The formula is pH balanced, is made with aloe vera, and is long-lasting.
This plant-based serum is made with natural essences and aphrodisiacs. The formula is pH-balanced and it's safe to use with toys and latex condoms.
With over 100,000 ratings and 4.5 out of 5 stars, this lube is one of the best-rated options on Amazon. The water-based formula is free of parabens, silicone, glycerin, and oil.
Vibrators and Massagers
This vibrator is designed to be worn in between your fingers for sex, solo use, and foreplay. It features three speeds and can be charged through USB.
The shape of this vibrator makes it easy to get to all of those hard-to-reach intimate spots. It's also 100% waterproof, so you can use it in the shower.
The longer you use this wand, the warmer it gets for an even heightened pleasurable experience. It's designed for G-spot stimulation and features eight vibration patterns.
It honestly doesn't get chicer or trendier than a rose gold vibrator. The cordless, lightweight device has 10 speeds and six different vibration patterns.
Inspired by the galaxy and space, this dildo has a unique design. It's made with high-grade borosilicate glass and is actually dishwasher safe.
Rabbit vibrators are a classic for a reason—they just really get the job done. This one has five functions and two motors.
Personal Care and Protection
Womaness is a brand co-founded by Who What Wear and THE/THIRTY alum Sally Mueller. The product lineup consists of modern menopause products, from skin and bodycare items to feminine care and sexual health products. Even if you're not going through menopause, you can still use the products if you're experiencing symptoms like vaginal dryness. Daily V Soothe combats that exact condition. You can use it whenever you need it and to prep for intimacy.
Maude's condoms are made with 100% natural latex and without harmful chemicals. Plus, the packaging just looks so chic.
This serum is made with seaweed and bamboo derivatives, hyaluronic acid, and healing botanicals. The formula is also pH balanced and is free of chemicals, petroleum, hormones, fragrances, and dyes.
These condoms are constructed with 350 individual hexagonal cells, creating a product that's ultrathin yet strong. They're also made with natural latex.
If that area down there needs a little TLC, this mask will hydrate and rejuvenate it. It's formulated with plant-based ingredients such as aloe, witch hazel, chamomile, coconut oil, olive oil, rose oil, and rosemary oil. To use, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
These biodegradable organic bamboo wipes can be used before and after sex to freshen up. They're enriched with organic aloe vera, vitamin E, and chamomila flower extracts to nourish and moisturize the vulva.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.
Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.
In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).
She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.
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