Awkward Essentials

A new kind of no-bs hygiene company featuring the new after-sex cleanup sponge, dripstick®

Company overview

Date Established:
Description:
A new kind of no-bs hygiene company featuring the new after-sex cleanup sponge, dripstick®
Founder:
Founders:
Frances Tang
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Headquarters:
Orange County, CA
Industry:
Beauty
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about

We’re Awkward Essentials - a new kind of no-bs hygiene company. We love breaking the internet and providing personal solutions for hella personal problems. Like after sex cleanup. Say hi to dripstick, the world’s first after sex clean up sponge. Not that you were worried, but we’re on a mission to expand our hygienic care portfolio ASAP.

Backed by Unorthodox Ventures, the twist on a VC firm by Big Ass Fans Founder Carey Smith, Frances Tang, a multipotentialite serial entrepreneur, set out on a mission to normalize and solve the everyday awkward and taboo encounters around hygiene essentials. When she couldn’t find a reliable method for cleaning up after sex, she decided to dig in and create one herself with the support of Advisor, Cindy Gallop, Founder of Make Love, Not Porn. After years of having those awkward conversations with friends, developing prototypes and most recently graduating from accelerator GRID110, Awkward Essentials softly launched in the fall of 2019 to huge demand. Made out of soft, medical grade material that will easily mop up excess post-coital fluids, Awkward Essentials has quickly become a go-to hygiene essential for women throughout not only the US, but also the world. 

founding story

Listen, I love my husband but the mess after sex was not the business. Every time he finished I’d ninja roll off the bed, penguin walk/run to the bathroom, and sit there wiping up an endless gush of his stuff. 

So, I invented the dripstick. Otherwise known as your post-sex BFF. It’s a super soft, medical grade sponge that quickly soaks up all the excess fluids internally so you can move on with your day (or night!) 

BYE is-that-my-period-oh-wait-no-it’s-from-last-night moments of freak out!!!

  • Frances

Bios

Frances Tang
Founder/CEO/Captain Awkward

Frances is the founder/Captain Awkward/CEO of Awkward Essentials, a company that makes products that address the unspoken parts of hygiene. She is also the inventor of the dripstick - an after sex cleanup sponge. 

With a background ranging from hula dancing to baking to wedding photography, she never intended to build a company around post-sex cleanup. However, after accidentally launching in the UK a month before she got married, Frances built one anyway. She’s also a super cheerleader for fearlessness, trying new hobbies, and ice cream. 

Products

dripstick®
dripstick® is the first after-sex clean up product of its kind. It’s a sponge made out of soft, medical grade material and will quickly mop up all the excess fluids so you can move on with your day (or night)!

dripstick®

$
15.00
Description:
dripstick® is the first after-sex clean up product of its kind. It’s a sponge made out of soft, medical grade material and will quickly mop up all the excess fluids so you can move on with your day (or night)!
Details:
quick absorption, soft, comfortable sponge, medical grade material, no additives.
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The 69
get it on with the 69. this comes with 69 dripsticks and bonus items (that we switch up every few months! they are cool. we promise.) join the club.

The 69

$
69.00
Description:
get it on with the 69. this comes with 69 dripsticks and bonus items (that we switch up every few months! they are cool. we promise.) join the club.
Details:
quick absorption, soft, comfortable sponge, medical grade material, no additives.
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Cosmopolitan
This device might make the post-sex clean up a little bit easier
It's a familiar story - you've just finished getting ~intimate~ with your partner (if they're male or a penis-having person, that is). They're snoozing contentedly behind you, while you're on operation clean-up post ejaculation.
HUFFPOST
Women Can Now Buy A Sponge On A Stick To Clean Up 'Excess Fluid' After Sex
Is the post-sex bathroom waddle getting you down? There’s now a product designed to help you clean up on the spot.
POPSUGAR
I Tried This After-Sex Cleanup Product, and It Worked Like a Charm
Independently reviewed product by POPSUGAR editor.

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