Kinkly Highlights Female-Fronted Sex Toy Companies

LOS ANGELES—Sex-positive media outlet Kinkly this week featured female-fronted sex toys companies.

Kinkly contributing writer Lilly Dancyger interviewed five women who own pleasure product companies for a piece that spotlights those who are changing the face of how sex toys are created and marketed.

“Until recently, the [sex toy] industry (like so many others) was largely dominated by men … marketed with pornographic imagery more likely to appeal to straight men, and designs … based largely on what male executives assumed women wanted,” writes Dancyger in her piece, “These 5 Female-Fronted Sex Toy Companies Are Shaking Things Up.” “But that is changing. Recently, more and more women are stepping up to bring the female perspective to the helm of new sex-toy companies that are innovating and finding new ways to make sure everyone has a good time.”

The piece features Stephanie Berman, CEO and founder of Berman Innovations and investor of the POPDildo; Alexandria Fine, CEO of Dame Products; LeAnne Black, vice president of operations at Clean Light Labs; Alicia Sinclair, founder and CEO of b-Vibe; and Rianne S., founder of Rianne S.

“I want to thank Lilly for creating dialogue about women in the sex toy industry, and for including me in it,” said Berman. “I’m definitely a personal fan of all the products in this article, as well as the women behind this positive shift in pleasure product design and marketing, so it’s truly a pleasure to see them in the spotlight – and an absolute honor to be featured alongside such an incredible group. It’s also inspiring to see how many women are innovating and disrupting what used to be the ‘norm’ in the adult toy industry. The future for women innovators in this business, and those seeking high-quality pleasure products, is as bright as ever!” 

 To read Dancyger’s article in full, visit