Tara Struyk

Tara Struyk is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Kinkly.com. She’s a content creation and management executive with 15 years of experience working in online media. As a writer, her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including Forbes, Glamour, MensHealth and Investopedia.

Tara is currently the VP of Content at Janalta.com, where she leads the editorial department and directs content production for a diverse portfolio of websites in niche verticals. She has launched several sites from the ground up, and has experience managing sites from pre-launch all the way to maturity. She has deep experience in online analytics, SEO optimization, content marketing and editorial direction.

Tara graduated with degrees in English and Journalism from West Virginia University in 2005. She began her career as an editor at Investopedia and worked for several years in the financial media space. She co-founded Kinkly in 2012.

Tara is also an accomplished distance runner, devoted rock climber and obsessive reader.

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This femtech founder set out to make a sexy product that addresses some of the reasons people turn down oral sex they'd rather be having.

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Find out how femtech founder Amanda French gave the experience of taking the birth control pill a much needed upgrade.

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This femtech founder is building a pornography platform that is designed to both arouse and educate. Read her story here.

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What could have been an awkward conversation between siblings launched a company that aims to make self-pleasure more accessible for...

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The inventor of dripstick is on a mission to solve an awkward problem - and make talking about less awkward.

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This founder's 'mind-bending' experience with a blended orgasm launched a company - and a movement.

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INTIMINA has been a force to help get menstrual cups the mainstream attention and use they deserve. Danela Zagar has been a big part of...

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After suffering from painful intercourse for years, the entrepreneur came up with a playful, yet effective, option to help.

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Suzanne Sinatra founded her company to ensure that all vulvas get the pain management help they need. Here's how Sinatra is helping shape...

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This femtech founder is an OB-GYN and she's building a platform to help other medical professionals better address sexual health questions.

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This Femtech founder decided to put an end to poorly designed and built sex toys, but fighting against taboo is still an uphill battle.

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This femtech founder is using tech-driven vibrators to help destigmatize female pleasure and help users better understand their bodies....

Femtech Spotlight Ti Chang Co-Founder Crave Femtech Spotlight Ti Chang Co-Founder Crave Femtech Spotlight Ti Chang Co-Founder Crave Femtech Spotlight Ti Chang Co-Founder Crave


When a vibrator is also a thing of design beauty? We can't get enough! Kinkly chats with Crave co-founder and VP Design, Ti Chang for our...

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This brand-new sex toy brand just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign thanks to their gender-neutral values - and absolutely...

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This fun little vulva doll aims to be a superhero of sex education. Check out our talk with Ariel White, the founder of My Little Yoni.

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You can now buy toothpaste, toilet paper ... and sex toys! Here's why that's a good thing for everyone's sexual health.

4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner


Who knew a little silicone cup could do so much? Here are a few of the positive changes menstrual cups are putting out into the world.

5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun


Vaginas are amazing. Here are a few things that help keep them - and the humans attached to them - healthier and happier.

5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms


Find out what we learned when we tuned in to the Orgasm Library, a sound library of more than 1,000 real, live audio orgasms.

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There's nothing wrong with pursuing pleasure. But focusing on it also misses something: appreciation for where you are and what you have...

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Unlike many other things you might buy, orgasms never get old or go out of style. Take great care of your quality sex toys and you'll be...

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You (and your penis) are probably pretty cool to someone. It's all in how you use it.

Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon


Best case: You take a gamble and get a good toy for a decent price. Worst case? You get something that's poorly made, poorly designed and...

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Over the past three decades, HIV has shifted from a fatal diagnosis to a chronic illness managed with medication. Perspectives are (slowly)...

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When we dig a little deeper into what it means to be sex positive, the idea really blossoms - and so do we.

Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex'


We catch up with Jenny about her perspective on solo sex, stigma and how surprising yourself can help you break out of a sexual rut.

4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better)


One of the biggest strikes against condoms is that many people don't use them. We take a look at some of the key reasons why.

10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame


Sex toys can completely change how you feel about your body, your sexuality, yourself and sex in general. Learn more about how they can...

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Crowdfunding allows fledgling toy manufacturers to the public for funding. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Check out these...

8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms


In honor of Global Female Condom Day, we look at some of the things you may not know about this unique form of contraception.

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The reason that many women struggle to love their lady bits isn’t just about how they look - it's about shame.

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From medical appliance to everyday device and back again, we dive into the vibrator's long and fascinating history.

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Sixty percent of women say they know very little about their vaginas. As it turns out, there's a lot to know.