The Women Who Helped Make Vibrators Mainstream

In her new book “Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stories Changed the Business of Pleasure,” Lynn Comella explains how—in the ’70s—a small group of feminist retailers helped make vibrators and sex positivity mainstream. Opening stores specifically for women, these shop owners not only sold pleasure objects, but also helped to educate and empower women. In the book, Comella interviews “Dell Williams of Eve’s Garden in …

Dame Products’ New Fin Pleasure Object

We speak with co-founder Alexandra Fine about women designing for women

Co-founded by Alexandra Fine and Janet Lieberman, Dame Products‘ mantra is to “make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time.” Fine and Lieberman met two years ago, after they both (separately) founded their own sex toy companies based in Brooklyn. They hit it off immediately and soon after co-founded Dame. Fine tells us, “I have always been interested in the psychology surrounding …

CH Edition: Vesper Vibrator Necklace

Our collaboration with Crave and AYK is a wearable, discreet object of pleasure

When we first discovered the slim, sophisticated Vesper Vibrator Necklace from San Francisco’s sensual toy innovator Crave, we found it both aesthetically pleasing and, with four operative speeds, quite effective. Exceptionally quiet and fully USB rechargeable (with a cable supplied), it’s highly functional. With a 24K gold-plated stainless steel body, it also doubles as a discreet, well-designed necklace. Altogether, the sexy item has an air …