Although the need for “sexy inspiration” might not seem like an intuitive one — maybe it should be. Tech founders Gina Gutierrez and Faye Keegan have created Dipsea, an app specifically for erotic inspiration. “I think there is this myth that sex should be easy. And we should all be sexual beings and we should be able to tap into that mindset whenever we want — and that’s just not the case” Gutierrez told HipLatina. “People feel a lot of shame around that.”
Dipsea was created with the purpose of getting millennial women out of their heads and into IRL situations with confidence. “It’s really hard to shift from your type-A, boss all day, move forward-move quick persona and then be your softer self and want to touch yourself or want to engage with a partner,” she said. In fact, she compares slipping into our softer selves by getting to a yoga class at the end of a long day. It can sometimes be tough to accomplish, but good for your overall wellness.
Psychology Based Erotic Content
During the course of their research Gutierrez and Keegan found that 90 percent of women use “mental framing” (or making up imaginary scenarios) to turn themselves on. Interestingly enough, instead of mental stimulation, the female erotic market focuses more on physical and visual stimulation.
Until now, all millennial women had was romance novels and porn. Not that porn isn’t great or those romance novels aren’t good modes of getting your sexy stories — they totally are. But what sets Dipsea apart is that it’s based on psychology. Gutierrez and Keegan wanted to speak to women directly in a medium that was ideally suited for women’s brains. “Audio is innately immersive, it’s innately intimate, it’s right in your ear, close up and it’s imaginative and that’s the key thing there,” she said. “Our ideas of what’s hot are very different and what we do is create a story that’s a blueprint for your imagination.”
Erotic audio also comes with plenty of opportunities to get creative with the storytelling. It’s a very different concept than an e-book which is just an auditory version of media that is meant to be read. There are stories where the listener is a fly on the wall as a sexy scenario plays out. There are narrated stories where it’s like a best friend is telling you her hoe tales in detail. All have sound effects and production value, and they definitely are immersive.
Pick Your Journey
The stories range in time anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. They also range in heat, you can choose from different moods like “intimate” or “hot and heavy.” There is also a wide selection of fantasies and scenarios. her-her-him, him-him, and everything in between.
Gutierrez was previously a brand & design strategist and Keegan was a technical product manager. Neither had the desire to start a tech company, but they knew Dipsea needed to exist.
“We talked about it a lot, how when you can ask a friend to recommend a vibrator and they have an answer,” Gutierrez said. But as she also pointed out if you ask anyone about erotic content or sexy inspiration you get blank stares and laughs. “There aren’t really good options for women,” she said.
Lucky for us, there is now. The Dipsea app is currently only available for iOS. $5.99/month with a year subscription or $8.99/month for month-to-month payment. You can download it here.