Psst... guess what.. IT'S OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY!! And we are so excited to celebrate with you and the rest of our Awkward Fam! This last year has been insane for us over here at Awkward Essentials. So much has changed and so many things have happened, so we felt like we needed a quick recap of all the big milestones we’ve hit thanks to you all :)
- Went viral on TikTok (a few times now)
- Partnered and donated to the LA LGBTQ center for Pride Month
- Launched Dripstick 2.0
- Sold one sample pack every 13 minutes since we launched
- Got shoutouts in Cosmo, Bustle, Vice, Well+Good, PopSugar, Glamour, Shondaland and more
- Were in a giant uterus vending machine in the middle of Soho
- Doubled our team
- Finalists in Fast Company's World Changing Ideas
We’re so excited to see where this next year takes us and even more thankful to have you along for this wild, cream filled ride. Don’t worry, we’re just getting started so stay tuned to see how we plan on rocking your world all over again ;)
A special note from Captain Awkward herself, Frances:
We’ve been Awkward Essentials for officially 1 year, but this company and the idea behind Dripstick has been a personal labor of love for many years. It truly feels like just yesterday I woke up to this Huffpost article that accidentally launched the idea (back when we had a different name entirely!) and showed me the entire internet had an opinion on post-sex cleanup!
I remember dashing to my parents house to pack boxes and hauling them out to the local post office with no time to digest what was happening. We graduated from an early Cosmo article calling us a “bit weird”, to being a part of Cosmo’s inaugural class of The New C Suite. We’ve grown the team, learned a lot, and absolutely could not have done it without all of you! Every DM, email, and piece of support we have seen from our amazing community has helped us get to where we are today and it truly means everything to me. Thank you for being with us and we can’t wait for you to continue on this crotch-care journey with us!