Love More, Sex

Sustain Natural’s Meika Hollender Wants Women to Prioritize Sexual Health

By Emma Stessman

Chances are you know the important role that the foods you put in your mouth play in your overall health. But Meika Hollender, co-founder and co-CEO of Sustain Natural, also wants you to consider what you’re putting in other more sensitive parts of your body.

In other words, Sustain’s products—lubes, condoms, tampons, and more—are both eco-friendly and “vagina-friendly.”

They’re made without ingredients that are found in some of today’s most popular contraceptives that are associated with health risks (like lube without petroleum and parabens) and environmental damage. So you can feel empowered, not annoyed, by using them.

Sexual wellness products have been forever made by men and marketed to men. What about women?” Hollender asks. “I founded Sustain to change all this. To empower women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health with better and more natural products.”

So how does this empowering boss fuel her Nutritious Life? With plenty of water, Sweetgreen, and gluten-rich indulgences. Find out more, below.

Meika Hollender

How Does Meika Hollender Live a Nutritious Life?

If you had to name your healthy diet, what would you call it? When Harry met Salmon.

What’s your go-to breakfast? Two fried eggs and gluten-free toast.

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Your go-to workday lunch? Anything Sweetgreen.

The snack you always have with you when traveling? A banana and WATER.

What do you eat before and after a workout? I can’t eat before I work out, but I always have a piece of fruit after.

Your favorite food indulgence? Anything gluten.

How often do you exercise, and what’s your workout of choice? 2 to 3 times a week, and I mix it up with Pilates, barre, and yoga.

Which workout would you NEVER do? Hot yoga.

Do you have a favorite health gadget? Clue, my period tracking app!

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How do you express and spread love? By having a very loving and expressing partner that constantly shows me the way.

What’s your weirdest healthy habit? I used to wipe down my seat on planes.

Which healthy habit do you wish you had more time for? Me time.

Lightning Round

Meditation or massage? Massage.
A hot shower or a soothing bath? Bath.
Almond butter or peanut butter? Almond butter.
Coffee or tea? Both.
A long run outside or a dark spin class? Neither?

(All Photos: Sustain Natural)