Sure they're baby steps, but their steps in the right direction no less, when it comes to sexual wellness and pleasure. Growing more progressive, inclusive and definitely moving away from the taboo topic it has long been, bold entrepreneurs have taken the initiative to ensure that sexual health, wellbeing and pleasure are now all interconnected - for women and men. From creams and oils and gentle vibrators, for the ladies, to vegan condoms, performance enhancers and supplements for the men, these brands have really opened up the market, and we're most thankful they aren't beating about the bush. And neither will we, so here they are...
9 Indian Sexual Wellness & Pleasure Brands To Check Out
Founded by married couple Anushka and Sahil, MyMuse is classy, sensual and sexy. With the aim of breaking through the hush-hush sex talk, pleasure products being wrapped in hideous brown paper bags and the pharmacist giving people looks at the mention of condoms, this brand is all about making intimacy easy, approachable, and fun for the modern Indian. Products are neatly divided into mood, play, give categories. Mood is to set the tone—relax, unwind, up the heat. Play is as it sounds—a pulse massager and a glide jelly. Give is a combination of most of the products and will ensure you and your partner have a good time. They also have kits for various moods and occasions. We can confirm that there is a Mood Setter Kit, a Grand Gesture one and even one for Date Night! With things like massagers, card games, candles, lubricants and eye-masks part of these kits, you're in a for a treat!
They have also just recently launched Breeze, a massager that is apparently travel-friendly, has 10 different settings and intensities. Whether you're riding solo or want to spice things up with a partner, the brand says that they 'guarantee you won’t be able to get enough of it'.
As the name suggests, you'll love the adult treats that Love Treats has to offer. Bringing you the best toys from the best brands across the globe, they have options for men and women (be it for solo or couple needs). They have fun props too, like handcuffs, lingerie ticklers and a racy poker game. In a long distance relationship? Get an app compatible vibrator. Packaging and transactions are kept discrete.
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That Sassy Thing
We were first introduced to That Sassy Thing before they went live, and we love the products, and the fab founder Sachee Malhotra. She is as sassy as her brand! This brand is specifically designed with 'humans with vaginas in mind'. You can get their lube, which is pH balanced, all natural, non-sticky, and is also a non-irritant and water-based. So really, you’ll have a good time one way or another. There are two other products, the Period Cramp roll on and the pubic hair oil. You can read more about them here.
If you're someone who is very particular about what you put on and in your body, then Bleü is a great brand to get condoms from. Non-toxic, made of recycled latex from chemical-free trees and vegan—these condoms are good for you, your partner and the planet. Get them in three variants: dotted, 3-in-1, and ultra-thin condoms. Oh, and since they're associated with NGOs that work towards AIDS prevention, a portion of the sales go to helping India battle HIV.
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The Sangya Project
The Sangya Project is a new 'pleasure store and online initiative to reconstruct common perceptions of sex and sexuality so every voice can finally have a platform'. Now if that isn’t inclusive, absolutely necessary and forward-thinking, I’m not sure what is. Without being over the top in the name, the product packaging, the website, the information and the social media posts by Sangya Project are all about destigmatising sex and all things associated. Founded by two members of the LGBTQ+ community, Aashish Mehrotra and Tanisha Rao, the new brand offers only a few products right now. They’ve got a few innovative vibrators and plugs for now. But since they’re not manufacturing on a large scale, they do run out of stock fairly quickly. So, keep a tab on the website so you can order when it’s available. The FAQs are a great place to understand the brand values as they’ve non-judgemental, breakdown points and will really make you feel at ease.
If you thought Pee Safe was only about toilet seat sanitisation, think again. With menstrual cups, panty liners, sanitary pads, breast pads, men's grooming and hygiene products all part of their inventory now, they have come a long way. But their newest product, the Domina, the female condom, is perhaps their boldest. So, now ladies, you don't need to depend on the men to source or even use a condom. You've got to look out for yourself, and these will make sure you are safe. Meant to be inserted inside the vagina, it can work for up to eight hours. This also means you can be well prepared for some action, and not have to halt just as it gets all steamy. You don't even need to be turned on to wear this condom! Perks of being a girl, eh. Uninterrupted enjoyment, and peace of mind!
Lads, Man Matters should be your best bud. Aiming to help men live confidently, but without the masculine toxicity, Man Matters offers a range of products tackling various problems—hair, skin weight, hygiene. But we'll focus on performance for this post. From capsules that better your testosterone levels, Tadalafil and Safed Museli tablets that improve energy and stamina or Ashwagandha tablets that improve energy and stamina—these folks have it all.
Attempting to solve sexual health issues that men face, Bold Care is all about boosting confidence. Check out the Complete Sexual Wellness Plan, which has quick action tablets and vitality support for better erections. The benefits of the plan include effective results, an improved sex drive, and boosts confidence, performance and libido. All the products are 'backed by science' so gents, this one's for you. Or for you ladies to help the lads out.
Based out of Gurgaon, this brand merges the benefits of sexual wellness using Ayurveda, allopathy and plant-based methods. Designed for better erections, lasting longer and increasing desire, Josh, Bold, Perform, are the main products from Misters. Some of the ingredients such as ashwagandha and kesar are part of the capsules, which are said to have potent aphrodisiac qualities, as well as others that help increase testosterone production. There are different packages you can get. The blog section could also be interesting and enlightening if you're looking to read up topics like 'Testosterone and watching sports', 'Time to talk about male ageing' and 'Past my prime? Not yet, not yet.'
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