Sextech Salon with Hanx: Meet The Condom-preneurs Who Are Smashing TaboosLast updated April 24, 2019
Introducing Sarah Welsh & Farah Kabir, co-founders of Hanx, as part of our weekly Sextech Salon.
What is HANX and how did you get into it?
HANX is the first premium male condom designed uniquely with women in mind.
What is your vision for the future of your company?
We are here to make the world think differently about sexual wellness.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
Sarah: A dog (when my mum told me I could be anything…), then a vet, then everything in between until I settled on doctor turned condom-preneur!
Farah: A dinner lady! I ended up in investment banking and obviously the natural progression was condoms!
What was your sex education like growing up?
Sarah: Not up to scratch to be honest. We had short snippets with the emphasis being on sex being a negative thing that causes infections and unwanted pregnancy.
Farah: Pretty limited, can’t remember much as all it consisted of was an half an hour video with lots of giggles.
What are the key trends you’re seeing at the moment that influence your work?
Women are starting to take control of their sexual health and are feeling empowered when it comes to sex, without having any shame or embarrassment.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had since starting to work in sextech?
That despite taking more control of our sexual health, condoms are still taboo. And women carrying condoms still has a stigma attached to it.
What advice would you give someone who is looking to break into the industry?
Sarah: Do it! Be bold and believe in what you’re doing, it’s an exciting and innovative space with lots of room for more advancements!
Farah: Be brave – there is room for all of us.
When it comes to sex, what’s the one thing you wish everyone knew?
That women can enjoy themselves, and that sex is different for everyone, every time. As long as everyone involved is consenting and enjoying the experience, nothing is abnormal or wrong.