We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by breaking free of unrealistic expectations put on women’s relationship to sex, body image and sexual identity. Whether it’s about being shaved to perfection, orgasming on cue or being seen as submissive – let’s join forces and shatter sexpectations.
Women face many social expectations when it comes to their bodies, their social image, behaviour and especially their sexuality. We spoke to women all over the world and looked at the impact of social expectations on women's sexuality and sex in general.
1. Slow your roll!
Sex doesn’t begin with penetration and end with orgasm. Foreplay can be its own downright delicious event. Touching, massaging, teasing, kissing…our bodies release hormones like oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin for a full body feeling of pleasure and connection.
2. Coming is complex
50% of vulva owners can’t orgasm from penetrative sex alone. And there’s no shame in that. Whether it's clitoral stimulation, anal play or sensual massages: Empower yourself to explore your unique path to climax and sexual happiness.
3. More than meets the eye
With over 8000 nerve endings and clitoral arms that extend internally up to 9 cm, it’s time to celebrate your clitoris and vulva.
4. Masturbate and masturbate often
Studies show that women who masturbate more frequently have higher levels of sexual self-esteem and overall self-esteem. Take away? Make time to touch yourself.
5. Make them watch!
Mutual masturbation is not only hot AF, but strengthens partner intimacy, sexual satisfaction and communication.
6. Menstrubation is a thing
Studies show 90% of women would recommend masturbation to alleviate period pain.
7. Channel your sexual powerhouse
Being submissive is a choice, not hardwired into women's DNA.
8. We're not invisible!
Women of any age have the right to be fully realized, sexual beings. Studies show over 60% of women between the ages of 60 and 89 report being sexually active.
9. Free the nipple
Breasts are their own erogenous zone capable of nipple orgasms and worthy of being worshipped. And yes, they come in all shapes and sizes.
10. Not a one-time deal
Consent is an ongoing enthusiastic VERB. Studies show the higher level of consent, the higher the sexual satisfaction.
As the Head of User Research for Womanizer, Elisabeth Neumann (pictured below) has her finger on the pulse of women’s relationship to all things sex. With the results in from our global survey of women's relationship to social expectations on sex, she shared her insights.
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