The story

For more than 10 years, Emily Sauer quietly endured deep dyspareunia (pain during sex), refusing to recognise it as a real physical (and emotional) problem. She was a confident woman who knew she was a desirable partner – being “melodramatic” about painful sex wasn’t in her nature. It didn’t even occur to her that a solution could exist to her problem!

Frustrated by an avoidant medical system and realizing she was not alone in the challenges she faced, Emily began working tirelessly and collaborating with experts to develop an intimate health wearable (cue pouring silicone in kitchen montage). And thus, the Ohnut was born!

The response to the product was staggering. Doctors started calling. People she didn’t know started emailing to get access to beta testing. It was both heartbreaking and hopeful to discover that every single one of these people felt like they were struggling alone with sexual pain.

Today the Ohnut is a revolutionary device that continues to grow in popularity with women facing dyspareunia around the world. The Ohnut is backed by renowned surgeons, pelvic floor physical therapists, and sexual health educators and guided by a medical and scientific advisory board.

The owner

Emily Sauer isn’t just the founder of the Ohnut, she is also a proud female entrepreneur, maker, IRL community leader, and sexual health advocate. She co-founded the Lady Bits League, a roundtable of empowering women who are co-creating a deeper understanding of how sexual identity informs our individual and collective lives, because it’s important for women to promote better understanding of sexual identity and all that entails.

A superstar all-rounder, Emily didn’t start out looking to develop a show-stopping therapeutic sex aid with a skin-safe polymer blend. In her life prior to her creation of the Ohnut, she was a Technical Director on high production photo shoots working with revered photographers including Nadav Kander. She gained additional entrepreneurial experience by founding a successful digital equipment rental agency, and due to her reputation for charisma and attention to detail, media corporations, blockbuster brands, and entertainment companies like NBC, Adidas, and Time Magazine hired Emily for her expertise. Emily also gives lectures at the School of Visual Arts and taught kickboxing at Cornell University, where she graduated with a BFA. 

In other words, Emily is one woman who knows a lot about a lot, and most certainly has what it takes to be successful at whatever she puts her mind to. It’s not surprising in the least that she’s the driving force behind the little revolutionary device that helps manage and minimize sexual pain in women. In fact, we wouldn’t have it any other way - and it’s just one of the many reasons we’re so eager to recommend this product to women!

The manufacturing process

Another reason we’re so keen on this little device is because it’s made to really exacting manufacturing standards. The Ohnut’s manufacturing facility doesn’t mess around. It’s specifically designed to meet international standards for quality (ISO 9001), which means they have high-functioning quality management processes and systems in place to ensure every Ohnut produced is of the highest quality as a result of these strict quality standards. The manufacturing process includes creating these devices ensuring that they are BPA, phthalate, and latex free, providing safe use at all times so you don’t have to worry that you’re risking your health. That’s not all, though - the Ohnut is manufactured in a facility that makes it a point to provide a good working environment for employees with fair pay and respectful treatment, so you can use one knowing that everyone involved in the manufacturing process is being treated fairly and with equality.

How the Ohnut works

The Ohnut works by making it easy to customize how deep penetration goes when you have sex. The device is worn externally, either on a toy or at the base of your partner’s penis. That’s right - it’s worn on the penetrating partner to control the depth of penetration, not you! 

The Ohnut compresses during sex, helping to control penetration depth and also to act as a cushion so that you can enjoy sex again without risking a painful depth of penetration. Ohnut conveniently helps you choose the depth of penetration thanks to its four linking rings, making it easy to adjust your comfort while worn externally on the penetrating partner.

Preferred lubrication is either water or silicon-based, as it’s most certainly a good idea to be using lube with an Ohnut.

The device is stretchy and made with FDA-approved materials ensuring your safety and comfort at all times. It is BPA, phthalate, and latex-free. It’s the perfect way to control depth of penetration so you can reduce painful sexual intercourse.

Why the Ohnut is so important

Without the Ohnut, countless women would still be struggling with feelings of pain and discomfort. Without this device, all too many women would struggle with hopelessness because they felt it would be impossible to have penetrative sex without it being a painful experience, thus robbing them of their sexual agency and identity. 

With the Ohnut, though, this problem can be a thing of the past. Now, you can lead the fuller, more fulfilling, and more satisfying sex life that you were always meant to have, all thanks to the hard work of Emily Sauer. It’s why we’re proud to recommend this BPA, phthalate, and latex-free device to anyone who has ever struggled with painful penetrative sex. Thousands of women - not to mention more doctors and physiotherapists than you can shake a stick at - can’t be wrong!

Don’t let your sex life take a back seat, not when the solution is so near at hand. Try out an Ohnut today - it could very well be the answers to some, or even all, of your problems!