Sexual health is a core part of our overall health and wellbeing. To take proper care of it, you must begin to pay attention to your body, understand what it needs, and also find products that will help you feel and be at your best. This could look like buying organic pads, using products that will reduce your chance of getting yeast infections, or doing a yoni steam periodically to regulate your hormones. Everyone’s sexual health looks different, so it’s imperative you find what works for you.
Luckily, there are tons of excellent entrepreneurs who are in the business of problem solving. Many are dedicating their time and skills to creating products that can help us maintain good sexual health.
As always, we love to support Black-owned businesses doing their thing. So on that note, all of the products mentioned below are created by people in our community, so feel free to whip out your card and buy a product — or all of them.
Looking for ways to keep things spicy in your relationship? Try using sex and relationship cards by sexologist Shamyra Howard. They can be a fun way to build both emotional and physical intimacy in your relationship. There are 50 cards and they contain open-ended questions to help keep the conversation flow.Available at
To give your vagina some special care and attention, you can try Clean & Cute panty wash, which was created by Tosha Rogers, DO. It’s a natural panty wash that aims to remove vaginal discharge. If you’re prone to yeast infections, rest assured that the product is anti-yeast, anti-bacterial, and anti-mold.Available at
The postpartum stage can be tough on a new mom’s body and mental health. To help ease the stress, Ebi has a range of self-care products that come in a kit. Known as “The Everyday Kit,” it includes an organic multi-purpose oil, an herbal drink that soothes your nervous system and aids milk production, and an herbal sitz bath for when you need a good soak. All the products mentioned can also be bought individually.Available at
Rihanna isn’t the only Black queen on the block selling sexy lingerie. Since we’ve established that a good sex life is a major part of sexual health, getting dressed up for yourself or your partner can set the tone for fulfilling intimacy. Love, Vera sells lace pieces that look luxurious and ooze warm feminine energy. Bodysuits, bras, bralettes, bustiers, panties, garters, and robes are items you can find on Love, Vera’s website.Available at
Not everyone is a fan of pads. Reusable period underwear can be a convenient alternative. Not only will they save you money you’d spend on pads or tampons every time your period comes, but they may also be better for the environment. Moozii makes reusable period panties and they come in sizes that range from small to 2x. The underwear is made from absorbent and waterproof materials –breathable bamboo more specifically. A pair can apparently hold up to three tampons without leaving you feeling too heavy.Available at
Women’s bodies are intricate and our lady parts go through many changes. Nene FemHealth creates products that cater to our many needs. One interesting product they have is a Yoni Pearl Set, which is meant to cleanse the womb and regulate your hormones. The pearls are made from refined osthol, stemona root, kochia scoparia, rhizoma smilacis glabrae, don quai, lovage, and borneol. Yoni pearls aside, this business also sells PH balancers, vulva care products, libido enhancers, pads and much more.Available at
Satisfying sex is part of sexual health, which is why we’re adding sex toys to the list. This rabbit sex toy comes in a fun pop of pink and it’s made of pure silicone. Those who are super conscious about the materials that go into their body will be happy to know the toy is phthalate and latex-free as well as nonporous.Available at
Many of us are used to buying condoms from brands like Trojan or Durex, but here’s a chance to shop Black. B Condoms is a Black-owned condom company and they sell everything from classic lubricated and ultra sensitive to extra strength, flavored, and ribbed. If you’re ever in Walmart or Target and want to pick up a pack, they are said to be sold there, too.Available at