With the goal of dismantling the “pleasure taboo,” sexual anthropologist, author, and designer Betony Vernon set out to create jewelry that is both beautiful and functional. Set on empowering men and women to embrace their sexuality and share greater pleasure, Vernon has embraced the medium of jewelry as a means of self-expression. This bold movement to educate others on the power of sex has evolved into an initiative to improve self-esteem, health, and wellbeing, especially in the area of body acceptance. Far beyond a simple expression of sexuality, Vernon’s work seeks to improve the lives of others. Featuring precious metals and stones manipulated into pieces that enhance the sexual experience, through function or aesthetics, each collection is daring, provocative, and boundary defying.