This woman’s homemade device turns painful sex into pleasure.
Founder Emily Sauer created the “Ohnut,” an intimate wearable that controls the depth and penetration.
“I felt like I had a choice to not feel physically in pain, and that choice became permission to feel good,” she explained.
Sauer made the first edition in her kitchen after she kept experiencing painful sex herself. 75% of women have experienced painful sex, which is medically known as dyspareunia. But many women aren’t comfortable talking about it, and some say doctors aren’t always helpful.
“I was being dismissed essentially and told to relax and have a glass of wine, which is not a solution at all, nor is it even an approach or an attempt to get a diagnosis,” Sauer explained. “It turns out most women don’t get diagnosed at all.”
Ohnut has been doctor-approved to prevent sex pain. It’s made out of body-safe silicone and acts like a stopper during penetration. It comes with linking modules so you can choose the depth of penetration you’re comfortable with — and it keeps condoms in place.
Sauer launched a Kickstarter to help bring to awesome device to more women. Her goal is to raise $50,000 and she’s well on her way.