When was the last time you looked at your vulva? Yesterday? Last month? Never? Well, Jessica Biel is passionate about your vagina and more importantly, how much you know about it. The actress, entrepreneur, mother and wife has a new venture that aims to get women talking more about their bodies – the way they work and the sexual pleasure they can give us – in a “judgement-free and shame-free community.” And she’s kickin’ it off with this awesome vid with the fab Chelsea Handler…
Spurred on by the realisation that she knew little about the workings of her own bod during her pregnancy with her son Silas, Jess now wants to empower women through information. So she teamed up with WomanCare Global CEO Saundra Pelletier and together, they founded The Tryst Network. Jess says, “When I thought about getting pregnant, I realised I didn’t know how my body worked – like the intricacies of my menstrual cycle – in a meaningful way. When I tried talking to friends, they didn’t know either. I thought, how is this possible? We’re well-educated, thirty-something adults - how do we not know about these things? And it’s hard in our society to be honest about what you don’t know. You feel guilt and shame and don’t want to admit you don’t know these things. I want Tryst to change all that.”
While the thought of taking a mirror and having a really good gawk ‘down there’ might make some of us a little squeamish, it’s REALLY important, not only because it’s our own portable hub of sexual pleasure and we should know it inside out and back to front, but because it’s also vital that we notice any changes that might crop up. And we need to take care of them because while every single one is different from the next, vaginas are a goddamn miracle.
So if you’re curious, check out Tryst. It’s literally a one-stop shop for information on everything from sex, masturbation and the female body, all in the privacy of your own home. This is exciting for us grown-ups, but SO promising for younger women and teens who are wanting to know more about their bodies and how they work – because as we all know, knowledge is power. It’s all about being smart, informed and bloody experts in our own womanhood – and we are ALL OVER that.
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