Recently, 📝John Zdanowski introduced me to 📝Alexandra Fine, the co-founder and CEO of 📝Dame Products; a direct-to-consumer sex toy company. When we met, Alex over-delivered as a 'Positive Vibe Slinger' and shared how she was "making this world a happier place, one vulva at a time." A 45-minute chat became a 4-hour conversation.
Therefore, it was disheartening to hear that—like much of the sex industry—Dame Products was being restricted by advertising policies created from seemingly archaic beliefs. Advertisers are allowed to sell erectile disfunction and condoms with sexually suggestive messages and visuals, but advertising for birth control and vibrators isn't allowed or, if it is allowed, it's often disapproved for vague and sexist reasons.