Let me introduce you to my new bedroom addition, Melt by WeVibe. This slick blue toy arrived in a classy white satin bag accompanied by a lubricant sample and a white magnetic charger that simply plugs into my laptop. Rechargable is my mantra.
The toy’s silicone surface is soft to touch and the shape is dynamic which makes it easy to hold (and my hands are tiny). The suction tip is also great to use for nipple stimulation and for teasing the penis head. Melt is the perfect company if you want to play. It comes with a Bluetooth app so your partner can control it from distance. But let’s focus on solo action here.
The Melt isn’t a classic vibrator with bells and whistles; this is a sophisticated technological marvel delivering signature Womanizer’s Pleasure Air Technology. The sensation is pulsating waves and gentle suction that feels like unlike anything else (that another human cannot give you). This five star rated gadget is a safe bet to serve you an orgasm on demand. With 12 speeds (yes, 12!) this is a cert winner that will never disappoint. The lowest setting is also super discreetly quiet (but you might not be).
Did I mention this blue babe is waterproof and guilt free? Treat your clitoris to Melt, you will have zero regrets but plenty intense orgasms.
There are so many lubricants on the market, but they are not all equal. Once I started reading the labels and paying attention to the ingredients, I was shocked just how many contain silicone, perfumes, Phenoxyethanol, Petroleum and Chlorhexidine. Most of these cause irritation and can be toxic to the delicate vaginal tissue.
I have been using In2Mate Natural Lubricant to ease the friction in the bedroom and add more slippery fun. This cute pink and white bottle contains 75ml of pH optimised, prebiotic and rejuvenating actives. It is un-fragranced and super gentle.
I don’t struggle with dryness (lucky me) but I like adding a lubricant into the mix. Only clean beauty will make the cut onto my nightstand. Although In2Mate products are not aimed just for lubrication. The prebiotic content truly protects and can prevent urinary tract infection and ease any discomfort caused by tight clothing ( I am looking at you, yoga pants!).
What makes In2Mate special? The formula contains Levan, a natural plant fructose that protects plants against damage from frost and drought by locking in moisture. It protects the skin in the same way, plus it adds smoother more slippery feel for both partners.
A lubricant isn’t a female only product. I wish more men would stop buying artificial cherry or faux chocolate liquid disasters that will only upset the vaginal balance (and our noses).
The other bonus is that this rejuvenating lubricant looks after healthy bacterial balance. It is no wonder it has been receiving stellar 5 star reviews. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.
I display Vella Women’s Pleasure Serum on my nightstand proudly; the dark pink packaging with transparent lid is luxe, and the product inside *literally* makes me happy on the inside. So how does it work?
Twenty minutes prior solo play or sex with my partner, I apply three pumps of this CBD goodness onto my inner labia and clitoris. There is no tingling or burning sensation as you might expect with traditional products available on the market; The sensation is more of a warm relaxed feeling.
The 320mg CBD nano-encapsulated molecule is pure and active, which allows the dosing to be deep and exacting. When I say deep, the CBD is delivered into the tissues where it works to relax the smooth muscle. This stimulates arousal, followed by deeper and more satisfying orgasm.
Vella caters for every vagina and clitoris at any age or life stage. The vegan and paraben free formula assists with lubrication which makes it a lubricant and an arousal serum in one.
The complexity of female orgasm can be challenging and there is often a pressure to perform instead of enjoyment. For me, this product makes me feel in mood even when my body and brain tell me otherwise. Vella Pleasure Serum makes coming possible and amplifies every orgasm. The world would be a better place if we all had orgasms, and I truly believe having them is a part of our full body health and a major part in self-care.
“Vella Women’s Pleasure Serum is an orgasm in a bottle”
You have such an impressive 15-year experience building and growing award-winning brands for the likes of L’Oreal. What attracted you to Vella?
After spending all this time at big beauty and CPG conglomerates, I was ready to take the next step in my career. Something that can keep me up at night. Vella was exactly that.
We are witnessing a sexual wellness boom, stemming from the convergence of beauty and wellness. Today, self-care has naturally extended beyond beauty and found an anchor in health, fitness and sexual wellness. It was intuitive for Vella to be positioned at the intersection of science and prestige beauty as a women-first, digitally native prestige beauty brand. What differentiates Vella from the other players is that we have a scientific breakthrough powering our product. That is every marketer’s dream come true.
What makes Vella different from the other female sexual wellness and arousal products on the market?
My top three would be:
1) Our research-based, clinical test backed discipline resulting in our proprietary nano-encapsulated CBD technology.
2) The target audience panning the entire spectrum of women at any age or life stage.
3) Vella’s sophisticated branding that differentiates and elevates our proposition.
Please tell me your inspiration behind the choice of packaging and branding.
We spent a lot of time articulating the visual and verbal identity for Vella. It was critical to have provocative, straightforward imagery in order to normalize the conversation around female pleasure. We wanted to call it what it is. The balance between sophisticated beauty codes and finding the right packaging for precise dosing was most interesting. Likewise, we took our time to find our voice – relatable, informative but also always fun. Ultimately, it is pleasure that is our main proposition, and we aim to please in all aspects 🙂
Which retailers will be stocking Vella in the UK and the USA?
We have already launched at Shen Beauty, Nordstrom, Cos Bar and Lemon Laine in the US, and some big news is around the corner on strategic retail partnerships during the summer. We are in talks with a few partners in the UK as well, stay tuned until we finalize those.
What does your average work day at Vella looks like?
We are a lean and agile team, and we work remotely, which makes communicating at all times crucial. From setting up a company and bringing a brand to life in under 12 months was no easy feat. And we were also in parallel in the midst of our Seed II funding round (We have since raised $7MM). Let’s say, things tend to get a bit busy.
Do you have any career advice for anyone looking to follow in your steps?
This is easier said than done but try to prepare a roadmap and set your career milestones. And of course, be flexible as sometimes things don’t stay on plan, but if you don’t know where you are going, you are sure to get lost.
As an eco-conscious Aquarius lady, I knew I had to get my manicured mitts on Womanizer’s latest Premium Eco toy. It arrived in a fully recyclable packaging and an environment friendly charging cord. It is pink, lightweight, made of Biolene instead of plastic (mainly corn starch) and it has a rechargeable battery. No batteries or money goes to waste here.
The toy only starts working upon touch with skin; this is awesome if you fall asleep after your amazing orgasm or forget to switch it off. It makes it safe to carry in your handbag. No badly-timed buzzing here.
Let’s fast forward to the juicy bits (pun intended). This smooth operator purrs in 12 speeds from gentle to a rocket-launching-into- space-powerful. But as Bjork once sang – OH. SO. QUIET. But you will not be, guaranteed. The smart air pulsation technology equals clit-whisperer cult status and serves up delicious orgasms on demand. Yes, oh yes it does. And the battery life is as never-ending as your (and my) pleasure. Just don’t involve it in your bath-time routine. Womanizer Premium Ecois splash-proof but prefers drier surroundings whilst making you wet.
When the time comes to break up with my worn-out toy, I know it comes apart to make recycling easy. Who knew orgasms could be green?
I can safely say that this is the only Womanizer I will ever let into my bed.