About Founder Wendy Strgar
Wendy is an entrepreneur with a mission: to encourage sustainable loving relationships with both real tools that allow you to keep loving, even when relationships are most challenging by providing healthy love products to inspire the lover in all of us.
Wendy is a Loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love and family. She has learned that physical intimacy is an important component of sustaining healthy loving relationships through her own marriage of over 24 years.
Wendy has studied natural health care and has used homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy and energy healing techniques with her four children, family and friends for the last 20 years. She formulated her Good Clean Love products to meet a personal need for healthy lubrication products after the births of her 3rd and 4th child. She researches and advises on a range of healthy products for enhanced intimacy and provides information on the negative health impacts of many of the petrochemical ingredients found in common over the counter intimacy products.
As a former peace activist and educator, Wendy believes that her work at Good Clean Love is the most grounded approach to peace that she can take. “If we can’t learn to love and respect the people that we are closest to, how can we ever learn to love those who are different from us. Intimate relationships are the most gentle gift we can be given to teach us how to love- they are not there to make us happy and they are not easy, but they are the foundation of how we grow most deeply.”
Starting a product business in America is really challenging but the testimonial letters, call and emails that we get keep us going. The sexuality industry in this country is such a bizarre reflection of what is so basic and human in us. Pornography has totally usurped the language of intimacy. I feel like I am inventing a language to give intimacy back to the people, take the fear away and open a space for physical love to serve as the glue that holds relationships together. “We don’t sell sex products, we sell love products.” It is an entirely different industry and one that could stand some serious growth.
Wendy studies physical intimacy across history and cultures. Her educational efforts are aimed at creating a culture which allows for normal, healthy sexual drive and exploration to flourish. Physical love is a mystery of epic proportion. There is no other single act at our disposal that has the power to so unite and fuse two people so completely that it transforms them and how they relate.
Wendy has a Masters degree in Organizational Development and Training and has taught personal development/career workshops for many years. She spent years in education reform and was a founder of two alternative educational charter schools. Most recently, the project to start the first publicly funded Children’s Peace Academy in Oregon inspired her to start a for profit business to fund the work of teaching peace to children.
Wendy lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, a psychiatrist, and their four children ages 12-21.
Testimonials from the Heart
Good Clean Love has become the preferred lubricant of most of my peri- and postmenopausal patients since I have suggested it in my gynecologic practice. It is smooth, long-lasting, and best of all, free of unnatural ingredients. I can recommend it with confidence. —Jan H Stafl, MD, FACOG
Just a note to tell all of you that I am a thrilled customer and will be from now on. I am a Cancer survivor for 5 years now and was miserable for all those years not being able to make adequate love with my husband. It was so painful he was afraid to touch me. You are right all those other products make it worse. I burned and it felt like sand paper sex (as my Gyno puts it)! Your Good Clean Love Is a MIRACLE !!! THANK YOU so much. Anyway…you gave me my sex life back…. Very truly yours, Linda
When clients ask me what personal lubricant I suggest, one brand comes to mind. Good Clean Love. Because Good Clean Love uses organic ingredients from sustainable sources, and because their products feel and taste great – without having the dangerous amounts of glycerin that other companies use, I recommend GCL’s products above all others. And if an adult boutique wants me to send my clients there, one of the ‘weeding out’ questions I ask is, ‘What lubes do you carry?’ If they don’t carry GCL, I’ll think twice before sending anybody to their store. My advice as a sexologist is: don’t just ask for any lubricant. Ask for Good Clean Love by name. It’s good for you, your partner, and the Earth – that’s a menage-a-trois worth celebrating! —Eric Marlowe Garrison, MAEd, MSc (London), ACS
I am a Director Women’s Health at the Marino Center for Integrative Health in Cambridge Massachusetts and would love to have information and samples of your Good clean love lubricant available for my patients. This is the best lubricant I have used and want to get the word out. I find the best way is to have a small sample available for patients to use. After the first experience I think my patients will be hooked. —Deb Morrill
As a sexual medicine gynecologist and sexual counselor, that specializes in female pelvic health, I am often faced with a range of female sexual dysfunction issues. One of the most effective lubricants that I recommend for persistent vaginal dryness and pain is the Good Clean Love brand personal lubricants. Even among my most sensitive patients,including cancer survivors, these lubricants are well tolerated and permit my patients to have a positive sexually satisfying sexual and sensual experience. I recommend Good Clean Love products because they are natural, organic and healthy alternatives to the petrochemical products that dominate the market. —Dr. Michael Krychman