Handi was founded by disability consultant and activist Andrew Gurza and innovation strategist Heather Morrison from a simple and shocking fact: hundreds of millions of people around the world can’t masturbate due to hand limitations (pain, immobility, lack of dexterity, weakness etc).
In fact, our research showed that over 50% of physically disabled people surveyed struggle to achieve sexual pleasure on their own. And shockingly, no products have been designed with them in mind, despite over 90% of those surveyed telling us they wanted one.
This puts people in an awkward position (and not the kind we like) of asking someone for help, paying someone every time you want to have a release, or not getting off at all – which isn’t really an option is it? What’s worse, the topic is still terribly taboo and off limits. Or it was - until now…
We're on a mission to put pleasure within reach. How will we do this?
Developing sexual health products & services
We’ve brought together an amazing team of occupational therapists product engineers and industrial designers, including Dr. Judith Glover, the only person in the world with a PHD in sex toy design, and of course, the disabled community who has collaborated and guided us at every turn. We’ve started by creating the first line of sex toys for people with hand limitations, but there’s no limit to what we can achieve.
Building a brand, sparking a movement
Handi aims to tear down the taboo and talk openly about all things sex + disability. No topic is out of bounds.
From product to brand to advertising, we invite suggestions and feedback so we can help make sure we’re building the very best and most accessible company possible.
A percentage of profits will be dedicated to funding disability-driven design and innovation. More on this to come.