Marlene launches new and inclusive sexual wellness community to provide a safe and open space for all individuals to discover, share and support a healthy attitude towards sexuality
Marlene, the first sexual wellness community that is open to everyone, launched a new website, community platform, and online shopping platform complete with a personal shopper. The community, blog, and online shop are available in one convenient place where individuals from all backgrounds can find everything they need to aid positive sexual wellness.
Marlene is a new European company, born out of the idea of creating a unique environment where the !world”s oldest taboo” could be discussed openly and freely – regardless of gender, sexuality, or age. The company was launched in early 2021 and is the first online community that strives to combine sexual wellness education with everyday life to make sexual wellness as important as physical and mental health.
UNESCO have recently taken huge steps to globally promote in the importance of holistic sexuality education and how it can help society as well as individual people – the news that first inspired the founder of Marlene to create the community. Alongside the community aspect of Marlene, as leaders in the sexual wellness sphere, they also wanted to provide a safe and discreet place to learn about and purchase pleasure toys and sexual wellness devices.
Marlene aims to make sexual wellness accessible to everyone to discuss sex, share experiences and opinions and not worry about being judged or analyzed. Sexual wellness and sex toys are becoming more socially acceptable – as pointed out in December’s Vogue. A number of celebrities have recently endorsed pleasure devices – notably Cara Delevingne who stated “We have the same urges and needs as any other person, yet we are ashamed to talk about how we take care of our own pleasure. I hope to help break down the walls and barriers and show that it’s a topic we can openly and confidently discuss.”
Marlene understands the need to normalize sexual wellness. Their products are not only for pleasure, but tools to help individuals and couples to better understand their own bodies and sexuality – regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The carefully selected collection of products are all designed and crafted in the EU and use SMART technology to help people in all areas of sexual wellness.
Marlene was launched in early 2021 by Emma Perrotta, a Digital Marketer from Italy who has lived and worked across Europe. Emma started the business to provide a safe and friendly environment for people of all backgrounds to come together and discuss sex in a normal environment.
A note from the founder: “As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the feeling of being alone, left out, or feeling silenced by friends and family, or at work or school. I am lucky enough to have grown up with wonderful parents who have always supported and pushed me to be the best version of myself – however, I know this is a luxury many people grow up without, which was my drive behind creating Marlene and a community for everyone to freely discuss sexual wellness and take the taboo out of talking about sex!”