Emojibator launches sex-ed site for Masturbation Month - Technical.ly Philly

Creative

May 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Emojibator launches sex-ed site for Masturbation Month

With a new website, the Philly- and New York-based startup “seeks to close the Climax Gap.”

The site, produced in partnership with the New Society for Wellness (NSFW) includes a calendar for "31 Days of Self Love."

(GIF via YouTube)

Like many other seemingly arbitrary holidays or themed months, May is Masturbation Month because a store wanted to make money.

But there’s also an interesting backstory that involves a trailblazing government official, an uncomfortable question and President Bill Clinton. In 1994, Dr. Joycelyn Elders — Surgeon General in the Clinton administration and the first Black person to hold the office — was forced to resign after saying masturbation was “a part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.”

The following year, in honor of Elders’ remarks, Berkeley, Calif.-based sex toy retailer Good Vibrations declared May 7 to be “National Masturbation Day,” which over the years expanded to a full month of awareness and self-love.

Enter Philly- and New York-based Emojibator, a startup that makes (duh) emoji-shaped vibrators.

For the monthly celebration of masturbation, the company launched a website focused on providing educational content on masturbation. The end goal: “closing the climax gap.”

For cofounder and CMO Kris Fretz, there’s a tie between inadequate female pleasure education and the sexual assault tragedies seeing the light of day as part of the #MeToo movement.

“I was not taught, as a woman, to embrace my sexuality and natural ways of experiencing pleasure,” Fretz said. “The shame women feel shows in those who say they orgasm 30 percent less often than men during sex. Our Masturbation Month website offers a modern and entertaining way for women to learn about their bodies and feel empowered to orgasm on their own — each time creating their own sexual energy that will better their life and ultimately their communities.”

The site was developed in partnership with a Brooklyn-based sex club for millennials called New Society for Wellness (NSFW), a members-only organization which hosts “nights of sexual exploration” and believes “cannabis is a gift that should be enjoyed and studied for the purpose of healing.”

Advertisement

As a kicker to the monthlong celebration, Emojibator and NSFW will host a female-exclusive guided masturbation class in Brooklyn “aimed at helping women discover the best ways to embrace self-love.”

“We partnered on this event [with NSFW] to further our mission to educate women in a sex-positive and safe environment on how masturbation can enhance their lives,” Fretz said.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

This diversity survey could help transform Philly’s tech community

Arlan Hamilton and Alex Banayan to headline PACT’s Capital Conference

This Week in Jobs: After the Flood, the Jobs Remain

SPONSORED

Philly

Clients and community come first for Vanguard employees

Center City Area

Inspire

Product Manager

Apply Now
Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Creative Content Writer – Tech

Apply Now
Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

EDI Developer/Analyst

Apply Now

WebLinc just raised $6 million from West Coast investors

This tiny Penn-made robot snagged a Guinness World Record

Paoli’s Turn5 is opening a giant fulfillment center in Kansas

SPONSORED

Philly

UX, UArts and the importance of human-centered design

Philadelphia

Perpay

Product Designer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Inspire

Associate Product Manager

Apply Now
30 S 15th St #1400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Inspire

Fall 2018 – Cleantech Connect Project Mentee

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!