22 January 2024

Media: Found - January 24

A regular digest of what we’ve been watching/ listening to, articles we’ve read and other items on our radar:

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Tessa Laws

Chief Executive Officer

All hail the beckoning of the end of the month of abstinence...

All hail the beckoning of the end of the month of abstinence...

All hail the beckoning of the end of the month of abstinence. So, why do we all become so puritanical in January?

While I do applaud a bit of refrain – let’s face it, gluttony has overwhelmed us western mortals in the main, on tap in so many forms – but why suffer (more) in January? Almost the darkest month in our calendar in the UK, almost the coldest month too. I have been wondering if dry January/veganuary/nofunuary happens at this time in the Southern Hemisphere too.

If we have to embrace this at all it would work so much better – and be more effective – if it coincided with Lent or if it was in June, when the sun is starting to peep out, the beach is calling. Enough said, I am firmly in the ‘giving up giving up’ camp and was reassured at a boozy feast with friends that they are too – perhaps it’s an (old) age thing.

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Grace-Tucker-R

Grace Tucker

Account Director

As recipients of our in-house femtech newsletter will know...

As recipients of our in-house femtech newsletter will know...

As recipients of our in-house femtech newsletter will know, and as I’ve mentioned to many founders over coffee, I predict 2024 to be the year that the stigma around sextech finally begins to wane.

As recipients of our in-house femtech newsletter will know, and as I’ve mentioned to many founders over coffee, I predict 2024 to be the year that the stigma around sextech finally begins to wane.

Enshrouded in age-old Victorian taboos, the buck has to stop somewhere. I had hoped that we might have seen sextech represented in swathes at CES 2024 which wrapped up in Vegas last week – how wrong I was.

As Haje Jan Kamps puts it in TechCrunch, in an article detailing the absence altogether of sextech: why are we still so prudishly resistant to integrating technology and intimacy? Even in 2024 we still have a dearth of understanding about our own bodies: in most cases this dates back to our time in formal education (where, if your experience was anything like mine, you were left severely wanting – and clueless).

This is only heightened in adulthood, where so many of us still struggle understanding and expressing our own opinions about pleasure and intimacy. Despite the maturation of femtech, sextech still has a way and a half to go – not just in terms of funding, but in terms of acceptance, which may be the harder sell.

I hope as 2024 progresses that we see better than CES’ paltry display at expos, and more journalists calling it out when we don’t.

Braden-MacDonald
Braden-MacDonald

Braden MacDonald

Senior Account Executive

January, typically draped in gloom...

January, typically draped in gloom...

January, typically draped in gloom, took an unexpected turn as I embarked on a resolution to embrace more social connectivity.

January, typically draped in gloom, took an unexpected turn as I embarked on a resolution to embrace more social connectivity.

While others sought refuge from post-festivity blues, I ventured up to Manchester for a visit with a friend, and the shining gem of my trip? The Whitworth Art Gallery, a long-awaited delight that surpassed all expectations.

Established in 1889, The Whitworth boasts a rich history, devoted to enriching the lives of Manchester residents and visitors through art. Among its treasures, the ‘Traces of Displacement’ exhibition stood out.

This showcase, utilising The Whitworth’s collection, delves into a pressing contemporary issue – forced displacement. Woven together through academic and community collaboration, ‘Traces of Displacement’ unveils vivid stories. It casts light on the survival, creativity, and resilience of artists and makers compelled to leave their homelands, not merely surviving but thriving in exile.

These tales of perseverance and creativity revealed in the exhibition provide a poignant glimpse into the strength of those facing displacement. It’s more than a showcase; it’s a living testament to the indomitable spirit of humanity in the face of adversity, an affirmation that resilience and creativity can flourish even in the most challenging circumstances. The experience left me not only enriched but profoundly moved, reinforcing the profound impact of art in reflecting and shaping the narrative of the human experience.

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