What Version Of Sex Is Sexual Wellness Selling?

Items such as vibrators and lubricants were historically sold almost exclusively in sex shops, hidden from people who didn’t seek them out. Nowadays, though, the sex products industry is increasingly merging with the wellness industry. Sex toys are...

Indie Brands Are Making Sexual Wellness More Inclusive For LGBTQIA+ Consumers

Before founding Cake, a sexual wellness brand selling lubricants, condoms and toys, Mitch Orkis had trouble buying lube as a gay man using it for anal sex....

Brands Get Involved In The Growing Movement To Implement Workplace Menstrual Leave

Natalia Santiesteban-Mosquera, a 40-year-old consultant in Bogotá, Colombia who suffers from uterine fibroids, remembers enduring painful, heavy periods in a cold office that made the experience more agonizing. “It was very uncomfortable to change pads and sometimes clothes...

Many Brands Have Spoken Out In Support Of Abortion Access. Where Do They Stand On Parental Leave?

After the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, beauty and wellness brands took to social media to express their opposition to the decision and support for reproductive rights. Several pledged money to organizations providing abortions,...

How Beauty And Wellness Brands Can Really Make A Difference In The Fight For Reproductive Rights

When the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month to allow states to prohibit abortions, beauty brands were quick speak out on social media against the decision. Benefit wrote on Instagram that it...

Seven Black Women Wellness Entrepreneurs On What The Possible End Of Roe Means For Their Communities

If the Supreme Court of the United States doesn’t shift course from the ruling previewed in a leaked draft opinion and overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision protecting a women’s right to abortion across the country,...

Should The Spa Industry Fight For The Legalization Of Sex Work?

In March 2021, a white man killed eight people—primarily Asian women—in shootings at three Atlanta area spas. The man, 23-year-old Robert Aaron Long, is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty and could face the death penalty....