Why Did We Launch A Sex Category?
We all deserve a tasteful, safe and inclusive space to be curious, have fun, and be empowered to do whatever makes you feel good about your body - Kate Morris
Now, for some people it might seem a little unusual for a beauty company like Adore to launch a sex category. So why did we do it? Our founder Kate Morris published this letter to explain why. If you've ever secretly tucked a box of condoms under your shopping at the supermarket or sneaked into a sex shop to buy a vibrator, you know it's not the most pleasant or empowering way to purchase these products.
Sex and masturbation can be both an empowering and private experience. Just because you keep it private or don't openly talk about it with your friends, doesn't mean you don't do it or that you're not curious about learning more.
Thank god for the world wide web! You can explore, discover and educate yourself on any topic, including pleasure, in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
How Can I Learn More?
When I first discovered Beauty IQ, I was completely clueless when it came to skincare. The extent of my knowledge was that Vitamin C was in orange juice. I had never owned a facial sunscreen, let alone a high quality retinol serum.
I remember scrolling through The Ordinary's product pages and feeling completely lost and overwhelmed. It was Beauty IQ that sparked my interest in skincare. Now, armed with all the information about key ingredients, I have made some seriously good decisions for my skin.
And this category is no different. If you're curious about female pleasure, you're in the right place. You can start by subscribing to our podcast, Beauty IQ Uncensored, where we chat to sexologist Chantelle Otten in our latest episode about masturbation and how orgasms affect your your sleep, stress levels and, of course, your skin.
Smilemakers also offers a pleasure-positive sex education program focused on female sexuality, called Vulva Talks. You can enrol for these free online courses here.