Why Good for the Man Isn't Good for the Woman

Chia Chia Sun

Posted on November 03 2015

By Chia Chia Sun, CEO, Damiva

Paradigm Shift

I often get asked why Mae by Damiva is different from other vaginal products. The simple answer is that it's made for women. Products made for men - such as condoms and lubricants - are not designed with the woman in mind. These products are "quick fixes" applied by the man in order to help with safe and easy intercourse. The ingredients used to make gelatinous or watery lubricant - such as latex, silicone, alcohol or water - dehydrate the vaginal membrane over time.

It's a paradigm shift for us to think about vaginal products for women as a means to easier, pain-free intercourse, long-term vaginal health and empowerment of sexual health.

No Quick Fixes Here

Mae by Damiva is made by a woman for women - it's a suppository that is inserted vaginally and melts within 10 minutes. Many women use Mae at bedtime and overnight. Mae is not a quick fix - that's good for the man but not for the woman - but a long-term solution. With its completely natural, safety-tested plant ingredients, Mae is designed to be used for decades. Most women (over 85% in menopause) will experience vaginal dryness. And the dryness deteriorates over time. Think about it like your wrinkles - they aren't going anywhere once they appear. So we need safe, effective vaginal products that we can moisturize with for decades.

What we say at Damiva about this paradigm shift is that it's about time and long overdue. Feel like a teenager again, but with better judgement.

Chia Chia Sun

Chia Chia Sun

Chia Chia is a women’s health entrepreneur, CEO and taboo abolisher. Her three graduate degrees (master’s in genetics, master’s in bioethics and MBA in corporate finance) culminated in a career spent mostly in the pharmaceutical industry and now as the brains behind Damiva, a women’s health company that makes natural pharmacy products. Trained as a clinician and genetic cancer researcher, she’s an Expert at presenting data and giving risk. Chia Chia has developed expertise and a wealth of knowledge about the importance of hormonal health at every stage of life. She loves to share her knowledge and use it to break down taboos and change the ways in which we make products for women, interact in our daily relationships and portray women in media. As an invited expert to Hollywood, Health & Society -- the organization that consults to Hollywood about portrayal of medical issues -- Chia Chia’s expertise is being disseminated across the entertainment industry.

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