In honor of International Women's Day we wanted to talk a little bit about Women Owned Businesses.
The adult industry is still overwhelmingly owned, produced and managed by men. However, things are shaking up for the better and we are excited that more women owned companies in the industry will lead to better products, films, sex education and overall relationship education and health across the board. We decided to take a moment to highlight our favorite women owned businesses we've had the opportunity to know and work with so far (even some non-adult businesses we love!).
Founded by two women who are dedicated to bringing sex education to women in an open, fun and friendly way. With solid roots in Seattle (eek, yay Seattle!) they expanded their businesses to New York with 4 locations! Every single time we have visited the Babeland stores we always walk away with a smile!
Girlie Press Inc. is a full-service commercial print shop, founded in 1995. Owned and operated by Risa Blythe who has been working in commercial printing since her teens. She started as an entry-level press operator running a 1250 Multi to running a Heidelberg MO to realizing that she had the skills suited to business ownership. Allowing her to support the under-served communities and non-profits she loved. Check them out today!
Started by a couple of awesome New York City ladies, Unbound is dedicated to making sex better for women. Thank Goddess!! Intimidated and overwhelmed by the in-store shopping experience, they thought a discreet subscription box would be the perfect solution for getting women and couples the erotic goods they craved. We absolutely love these women and what they are doing for the world of sex toys!
We couldn't not talk about Ti Chang and her amazing work at Crave. A bad-ass Industrial Designer who has created an amazing line of women focused sex toys. We absolutely love this quote from her and couldn't agree more!
"... the way I see it, sexually satisfied women means happier relationships, which means happier couples, marriages, and children, and eventually.... peace on earth. And I'm only half joking."
This amazing blogger has been reviewing sex toys since 2007. Literally owning an entire army of various sex toys they now occupy an entire closet in little plastic drawers of their own! Don't mind the brutal honesty!! We know you will love it too.
Started by a married mother who started quite by accident. It was a blog post she decided to write where she was able to spill her naughty fantasies. She enhanced her blog posts with beautiful imagery, something that I felt helped grow the fantasy and offer a more enjoyable read. Eventually leading to erotica on film. Which led to the question - Why aren’t there films which play on erotic passion and desire, a good dose of temptation and hot bedded longing and yes ….with lots of gorgeous kissing? Then viola! A business was born! Check out her films now!
Currently obsessing over another women owned business? Tag them in the comments! We'd love to patron them and cross promote all these wonderful businesses!