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Dame Labs

We created Dame Labs to conduct much-needed people-centered research around sex and pleasure. We gain invaluable inspiration, input, and feedback based on our members’ diverse personal experiences.

Join Dame Labs

What Dame Labs Members Do

Help us develop and design products, from ideation to prototype testing.

Discuss intimacy and pleasure with curiosity, respect, and openness.

Share opinions and insights through surveys, our Facebook group, and more.

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Innovating for pleasure

As champions of pleasure, we welcome anyone 18 and older, of all genders, lifestyles, orientations, and body types. Listening to a range of perspectives allows us to build and innovate in a far more intentional way.

Our members are the first to try out and give feedback on our upcoming products, and also enjoy exclusive discounts and offers for our site.

Collaborate with us

Anyone, including penis-havers, who supports our mission of nourishing sexual pleasure and collective wellbeing is invited to join Dame Labs. Sign up here.

A research-based approach to more satisfying sex

The Pleasure Gap is the disparity in satisfaction that people with vulvas experience in the bedroom. With Dame Labs, we gather the data to ensure that the tools we create can finally put an end to that disparity.

91%

39%

men

women

Reported they “usually” or “always” orgasm during sex.*

5%

23%

men

women

Described recent sex as “not at all pleasureable.”

*Based on a study of self-identified heterosexual cis men and cis women.

FAQs

What does it mean to join Dame Labs?

To join, sign up for our Dame Labs newsletter. We’ll occasionally send you surveys to help inform and improve upon our future products. When we enter a prototype testing phase, we’ll reach out to active members for volunteers. Out of those who respond, we select members who best meet our research needs to test the prototypes. 

What would make me the right fit for a survey or testing opportunity?

If you’ve received an email from us about completing a survey, we’d love to hear from you! Sometimes we look for feedback from all our Dame Labs members, and other times we’re looking for a more specific group (like vulva-havers or people over 45). 

When we enter a prototype testing phase, we’ll send out an email to active Labs members asking for volunteers. Out of those who respond, we select members who best meet our research needs and allow us to build a demographically balanced tester pool.  

We try not to bother you with opportunities you won’t be interested in. For example, if you’ve told us that internal toys aren’t your thing, you’ll likely be filtered out of the pool for those before the testing phase.

For logistical reasons, we currently only do prototype testing with people who live in the United States.

Do all Dame Labs members get prototypes?

The short answer: no. In an ideal world, all Dame Labs members would test our products. However, prototype testing only happens every couple of months, and for each round of testing, we have far fewer prototypes than members. So we have to be somewhat selective. Members who have a history of filling out our surveys will be offered the opportunity to test prototypes.

If you’re not selected for testing, we still love you! As our community grows, we want to give as many people as possible the chance to test. So we give extra-special consideration to members who’ve signed up several times and haven’t yet been selected.

How much time should I expect to commit as a member?

As little or as much as you want! When we send out surveys, it’s totally up to you whether you fill them out. We’ll always include an estimate of how long the survey will take.

If you’re selected for prototype testing, we’ll ask you to test the product at least twice and complete an accompanying survey over the course of a week before mailing both back to us. Although the prototype surveys vary in length, they shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes (leaving you more time for fun!)

What kinds of products does Dame Labs test?

Anything that can help with a person’s pleasure journey! That includes vibrators, dildos, lubricants, and more.

Get Your Gifts by Christmas

Our carriers have provided the following deadlines for delivery by December 24. Unfortunately, we just can’t guarantee delivery times. But ordering early should mean a more pleasurable, less stressful holiday season all around.

UPS Ground
Order by Wed, 12/15 at 3PM EST

USPS*
Order by Fri, 12/17 at 3PM EST (Not Guaranteed)

UPS 2 Day Air
Order by Tues, 12/22 at 3PM EST

UPS Next Day Air
Order by Wed, 12/23 at 3PM EST

Deadlines only apply only to shipments within the contiguous United States. Dame cannot be held responsible for carrier shipping delays.

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