Closing the Pleasure Gap, One Vibrator at a Time: Dame Products in Playboy

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A few months back, I was stoked to interview the co-founders of Dame Products, Alex Fine and Janet Lieberman. These two women create sex toys with the goal of “empower[ing] the sexual experiences of womankind.” How? By enabling folks (primarily those with vulvas) to have more orgasms! They’re aiming to close the infamous “pleasure gap,” in which studies have shown that men have more orgasms than women. NOT okay. And these two women are changing it, one vulva at a time.

Talking with these two feminist powerhouses was a joy. They were fiery, fun, and full of hope about changing the world for the better…through sex! And, as you well know, these are much my favorite topics ever. So the Dame folks were speaking my language. And, with intuitive designs, high-quality materials, and a real desire to improve the sex-toy landscape, they’re reaching their goals. Hooray!

Now, seeing the finished product published at Playboy is nearly as exciting as talking to Alex and Janet was in the first place. The article features original photos and even a short video of the sex tech co-founders in their Brooklyn digs at Dame Products HQ!

Here’s a little taste of the article about Dame:

“Their products are all part of [Dame’s] ongoing mission to change the landscape of sex toys for women…Fine and Lieberman are cultivating a more open conversation around sex and all its nuances. ‘Sex is this really powerful and profound part of human existence,’ Fine argues, ‘not addressing it, not speaking openly and honestly about it, not understanding it or cultivating tools for it, has been a disservice to lots of people–espcially women.’ Once the conversation around female-pleasure becomes more normalized, the marketing for sex-toys will organically follow.”

Now, read the rest at Playboy!

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