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Should You Ditch the Libido Supplements And... Dabble in Porn?

FrolicMe founder Anna Richards helps dissect the sex industry’s current obsession.

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Should You Ditch the Libido Supplements And... Dabble in Porn?

FrolicMe founder Anna Richards helps dissect the sex industry’s current obsession.

The sex industry is in a deep libido supplement craze and thankfully, it’s providing a solution for pandemic-related sex issues. However, with marketing that suggests a better sex life, it raises questions like: What’s a “bad” sex life? And is the pandemic the only thing to blame?

According to Anna Richards, the founder of feminist ethical porn site FrolicMe, women are losing interest in sex because the sex in question is simply not enticing. Richard’s founded the erotic platform after a lifetime of being unsatisfied with mainstream porn. She aims to provide content that spans different tastes from vanilla to kink. On her platform, she shared that “Once women realize that they don’t have to settle for the hegemonic definition of sex as ‘kissing, minimal foreplay, intercourse, male orgasm, over,’ they often find that they do have a strong desire for sex and capacity for pleasure.”

In her opinion, FrolicMe opens up a door of endless sexual possibilities being that it is not a hub, but an experience combining several erotic art forms such as “female-friendly erotic videos for women, sex stories, erotic audio porn and sensual erotic photographic galleries.” It steps outside of usual sexual scripts and allows women to see their sexuality in another light, which may be a reason that women are disinterested in sex.

FrolicMe’s in-house sexologist Suzannah Weiss, also believes that while supplement marketing aims to tackle the issue, it can have a negative cultural effect on perceptions of sex. “The problem with commercial libido aids is that they don’t look at all the psychological, relational, and cultural factors that could actually be leading to women’s sexual difficulties,” says Weiss. ”In fact, by pushing the idea that a physical change to our bodies is necessary, they could feed the perception that if women are not ‘perfect’ sexual partners, they are broken.”

Together, they believe that as a whole, the sex industry should be pushing a more well-rounded message that libido supplements and other fixes are just that — supplements. They should be part of a new, holistic approach. Not marketed as quick fixes.

If you’re interested in exploring new forms of sexual pleasure, tune into FrolicMe’s erotic audio stories and explore its sex toy store.

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