#8 Is it time to start your sextech career?
THIS WEEK IN SEXTECH
1. 🤳 Wish enters the Sexual Wellness Market
We have truly hit mainstream.
One of the world’s largest mobile ecommerce platforms, Wish, has entered the sexual wellness market with a line of products available on ‘Wish After Dark.’
A survey commissioned by Wish last month revealed some interesting stats:
77% of sexually active adults in the US are already using sexual wellness products
Millennials are most likely generation to explore new sexual wellness products (80%), followed closely by Gen Z (76%)
44% of adults surveyed in the US were satisfied with the price of sexual wellness products vs. 21% believing they should be affordable to improve accessibility [Read more survey here]
Cool survey… unfortunately Wish are known for their cheap, fake products and terrible customer service. There is little education on body-safe materials and many look like low-quality items you really wouldn’t want to put inside your body, so buyer beware. 😱
On the positive, Wish getting onto the sexual wellness bandwagon? That’s a good signal these conversations are becoming more mainstream.
2. 🎓️ Sextech School Cohort 11 is enrolling
Are you looking to get your start in sextech?
Launched in 2020 by well…me 😅 Sextech School - a six-week virtual program including masterclass lectures, along with access to Sextech expert mentors and an expanding alumni community — is the first and only accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs and job seekers in sextech.
If you’re looking to start a business, land a job or pivot your career, this 6 week program is the fast-track and we only open a few times a year. Get on it 👇️
3. 🤖 More AI companion panic / excitement…
The public sentiment summed up in two articles.
September 14: Copenhagen, Women x Health x Tech
September 17: Sex Positive World Orientation
September 28: FemTech Book Club
October 1-3: Reimagine Sexuality Summit
October 2, Toronto: Sextech TO Mixer
October 4-5: London, Sifted EU (Cindy Gallop Sextech Panel)
October 5-7: Melbourne, Talk Dirty in French
October 15-22: Sydney, SXSW Sydney 👋 I’ll be speaking at this one!
October 13-15: Denver, Sexual Health Alliance Sexological conference
October 18, New York: Sextech Mixer NYC Tech Week
October 20, Seattle: Pleasure Principles intimate night of pleasure (Earlybird discount)
November 8, Sao Paulo: Sex Summit
It’s almost next week! 😁
See you all soon 🫂
ps. If you’re keen to enroll in Sextech School, make sure you check out our secret earlybird page. 25% of spots went in 24 hours!