Can we empower Australians through sex toys?
Have you ever felt uncomfortable about buying sex toys? Kindlings co-founders (Katherine Mews and Nina De La Cruz) are on a new venture to change the way Australians explore sex products with Momo & Nana.
Momo & Nana is a website that gives Australians a comfortable, empowering space to explore vibrators and sex products. We can't wait to let you know what it's all about, but let's start with why we're going down this path.
Katherine first came up with the idea when she started her own search for sex toys, only to be met with confronting options that didn’t fit with her idea of sex at all. We found that existing sex toy stores (online and physical stores) portrayed sexual experience (and women) in a one-size-fits-all kind of way (across imagery, aesthetic and their choice of words). They are frustratingly prescriptive of how sex should be enjoyed and the kind of person you should be if you buy sex toys.
Buying a dildo doesn’t necessarily make the sex you have ‘dirty’ or ‘naughty’ (unless you want it to) – we just reckon you shouldn’t be made to feel like you’re doing a shady deal when you’re shopping for something fun and liberating! Momo & Nana is addressing this gap in the market for accessible, empowering sex toys - whether you've never bought a sex toy before and have no clue, or if you're a pro and want to browse good quality products in a feel-good space.
Momo & Nana's products give you the opportunity to put your dollars towards positive social impact
Momo & Nana is taking deliberate steps to work with companies that align with our values and our vision. Dame products, for example was founded by two women whose mission statement is “to design well-engineered sex toys, to heighten intimacy, and to openly empower the sexual experiences of womankind”. The Eva is uniquely designed for hands-free play, and we like how they decided to make a hand vibrator, Fin, because vibrators worn on the hand have the potential to be awesome for first-time users, sex toy pros, couples or individuals - empowering a diversity of people!
Momo & Nana stock HERO condoms and lube because they're a socially responsible company focusing on reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. HERO has a 1 FOR 1 policy: For every condom bought, HERO gives one to a developing country to help reduce the effect HIV is having on that region.
What's more, 10% of profits are donated to help individuals experiencing sexual exploitation and violence, so purchasing anything on Momo & Nana means you're contributing to positive change.
Our space makes the process of buying sex products is an empowering experience
Purchasing a sex toy is an act of self care, but we also think it can create deeper value. A vibrator can be a symbol of taking ownership of your sexuality and independence – it’s so empowering to make yourself happy, and we want every Australian to be able to feel that way. Find out more about why Momo & Nana is different here.
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