Eve Ensler gave us The Vagina Monologues. Lauren Steinberg gives us The Vagina Dialogues. Lauren, the founder of Queen V, a feminine hygiene and wellness line, is dedicated to destigmatizing the word vagina, and breaking the taboo of discussing female genital health.
Lauren acknowledges that in some ways, she’s a natural to head up a vaginal health company. She’s the daughter of a gynecologist and has had a vagina her entire life!
It was a series of infections with her own Queen V that led Lauren to create her catalog of hygiene and health products.
She started with basic chemistry. If the natural pH of a vagina is 3.8 to 4.5, it makes sense that cleansers for that area should have a similar pH. Most soaps have a pH in the range of 9 to 10, making them entirely unsuited for use on the delicate tissues of the vaginal area.
Lauren started Queen V with the development of a compatible cleanser, and expanded the product line to include probiotics, wipes, and a women’s sexual enhancement supplement (cleverly named Livin’ Libido Loca).
Queen V launched nationwide in 2018 with Walmart, and is now in Rite Aid, Urban Outfitters, Riley Rose, Free People, and Dolls Kill. Lauren’s getting some national attention, too, having recently been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List. It’s safe to say Lauren Steinberg is the Valedictorian of Vaginas!