painful sex meets a friendly buffer
Did you know that pelvic pain affects roughly 1 in 7 women? There are many causes for pelvic pain, with varying symptoms and severities. Whatever the issue, painful sex can be a thing of the past.
Ohnut is a customizable buffer to help control the depth of penetration with a partner. Made from body-safe material, Ohnut is BPA, phthalate, and latex free! The best part is the skin-like texture and customizability means both partners can enjoy sex without sacrifice!
Q: How does Ohnut work?
A: Worn externally by a penetrating partner at the base of the shaft (or object of choice), start by linking 3 stackable rings. Lube up. Slide Ohnut down. During penetration Ohnut will compress down to act like a buffer. Remove or add rings as you choose. Explore!
Q: What is Ohnut made of?
A: Ohnut is currently made of an FDA approved body- and skin-safe polymer blend. It’s a thermo-set material that is BPA, phthalate, and latex free.
Q: How does it feel physically for the penetrating partner?
A: While Ohnut can be used by penetrating partners of any gender, feedback from those with penises includes not noticing the difference and feeling like full penetration, while also enjoying its additional use for foreplay. Some may feel a slight “hug” sensation. The majority report that sex is more satisfying because they're not as worried about causing their partner pain and their partner isn’t as worried about being in pain. This generally results in a feeling of confidence, of letting go with one another, of enjoyment.
Q: Will Ohnut fix the pain I have during penetrative sex?
A: If you feel discomfort at any time — speak up to your partner, take a break, and listen to your body. Ohnut is not a medical device and does not prevent or cure any conditions — so it’s a good idea to consult with your clinician. You may also consider visiting a pelvic floor physical therapist or a pelvic floor occupational therapist.
Q: I have vaginismus, will Ohnut help me?
A: While Ohnut is designed primarily for people who experience pain from deep penetration, we have heard some positive feedback from people who have entry pain. This may be due to the body relaxing when there is greater communication between partners or a change in head space. However, if you cannot tolerate any penetration at all, Ohnut may not be helpful to you.
Q: I recently had gender affirmation surgery (M to F). Can Ohnut help make sex more comfortable?
A: First of all, congratulations!! And yes, Ohnut can accompany pelvic floor physical therapy and/or dilator therapy for post-op gender reassignment surgery (M > F)
Q: Can I use Ohnut with a condom?
A:Yes! You’ll just need to put the condom on prior to putting on your Ohnut. Be sure to use additional lubrication before sliding Ohnut on.
Q: Can I use Ohnut for anal sex?
A: Yes, absolutely! Ohnut helps partners explore comfortable depths of penetration be that vaginal, anal, or oral.
Q: What kinds of lubrication can I use with Ohnut?
A: Lubrication is essential to the Ohnut experience (do not attempt use without it!). Since Ohnut is made from an FDA-approved family of polymers, it is compatible with both silicone based and water based lubrication. Oil based lubes are not recommended, including coconut oil, as they can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear.
Q: Can I use coconut oil with Ohnut?
A: Coconut oil (or any oil-based lubricant) should not be used with Ohnut, as it can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear. We cannot replace damaged rings that have been used with oil-based lubricants. Water- and silicone-based lubricants are great, though!
Q: Can I use CBD or cannabis lubes with Ohnut?
A: CBD or cannabis lubes can be used with Ohnut as long as they are water- or silicone-based. Ohnut should not be used with any oil-based lubricant, as oil can degrade the material and cause your rings to tear. We cannot replace damaged rings that have been used with oil-based lubricants.
Q: How do I properly care for my Ohnut?
A: Hand wash your Ohnut with mild soap and water after use and allow to air dry. Store your Ohnut rings linked together afterwards in the enclosed pouch or use the Ohnut case.