Marilyn Monroe – A Feminist Icon Ahead of Her Time

When two true originals meet… On one end of the spectrum, we have one of Hollywood’s greatest icons, Marilyn Monroe. On the other? An innovative sex toy that has revolutionized how millions of people worldwide experience pleasure.

Meet the Womanizer x Marilyn Monroe Special Edition! With its unapologetic and bold approach to owning your own pleasure and identity, the inspiration behind this creation couldn’t be clearer: the one and only Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe – a feminist pioneer

Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Marilyn Monroe established her legacy in America as a Hollywood star known for her work as a model, actress and producer. While her success in these fields is already impressive, the broader social context in which she achieved this is what really elevates her icon status. To this day, she is still regarded as one of the world’s greatest sex symbols, however that doesn’t begin to do justice to the woman behind Marilyn: Norma Jeane Baker.

Sure, with her classic curves and platinum blonde hair she embodied sensuality like no other, but she had a certain “It” factor – her empowered sense of self – that made Marilyn become a global star. Starring in over 30 films and founding her own film studio, Marilyn Monroe not only refused to fit the mold, but she broke it and created one of her own.

Among her lengthy list of accolades and accomplishments, Marilyn Monroe has become recognized as a feminist icon. In 1988, Gloria Steinem published a feminist analysis of Monroe’s life and experiences. Highlighting the personality and drive that fueled Monroe’s success, Steinem takes a closer look at the world Monroe lived in and how her success in standing up against expectations made her unusual for her time, yet an icon for future generations.

Although Monroe never called herself a feminist, a term that was not widespread during the height of her fame, she actively advocated for gender equality and fought against oppression and racism in the film industry. Moreover, the global star spoke out against sexual harassment by powerful men in the industry long before #MeToo and #TimesUp.

Marilyn forged her own path and paved the way for millions of other women. Her pioneering spirit, independence, and confidence, along with her unparalleled star power continue to inspire modern generations and transcend cultures and backgrounds. It goes without saying, she was a natural inspiration for Womanizer to honor with her own Special Edition!

Womanizer x Marilyn Monroe Special Edition

The Womanizer x Marilyn Monroe Special Edition is now available in four new colors: white or black marble, mint, and a bold red. The toy is packaged in a special collector’s box featuring four iconic photos of Marilyn. With the banner, ‘I am Original,’ the new Special Edition highlights the strength and individuality of Marilyn Monroe. Taking a cue from her own confidence and determination, this toy aims to help people love themselves and live out their sexuality in their own way.

“We believe that Marilyn Monroe is a true original who has inspired and continues to inspire women across the globe, ” explains Johanna Rief, Head of Sexual Empowerment at Womanizer. “Our special edition is a tribute to her and is designed and positioned to empower all of the individuals around the world that identify as a woman to break through stereotypes, to be their true selves unapologetically and to define their own sexuality.”

And with this special edition, finding and following this path is easier than ever. Thanks to the groundbreaking Pleasure Air Technology, the clitoris is stimulated without contact. The result: intense climaxes. In addition to the 10 intensity levels, discreet design and silent performance, the Marilyn Special Edition also features the “Afterglow” function, which provides a gentle finish after an intense orgasm.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Womanizer for this exclusive launch,” said Dana Carpenter, EVP, Entertainment at Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of the Marilyn Monroe estate. “Marilyn is a compelling example of a strong woman that forged her own path long before Hollywood accepted powerful women. Today she serves as a role model for women to celebrate their bodies and be comfortable with who they are.”

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A few years ago, Julia Heyne moved to Berlin. Not because of love, but to deal with love on a daily basis. She headed the erotic department at for seven years and because that wasn't enough love, lust and passion, she wrote a book about online dating in 2016. Today she has renounced online dating, but continues to write for O*Diaries about the most beautiful minor matter in the world. In her spare time, she also enjoys unromantic things like mountaineering, reading and ghostwriting for various book projects.