05-Un-taboo­ing wom­an­hood

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dares to re­veal how a woman’s body ac­tu­ally func­tions.”

Health prob­lems re­lated to sex­ual func­tion or blad­der con­trol are now be­ing dis­cussed openly and even ad­dressed with sleek new tech­nol­ogy. Elvie, de­scribed by its cre­ators as “your most per­sonal trainer,” is an egg-shaped de­vice that mea­sures Kegel ex­er­cises and tracks them in a paired smart­phone app.

Af­ter hit­ting the head­lines 10 years ago, or­gas­mic med­i­ta­tion is be­ing re­dis­cov­ered by a new fe­male mil­len­nial au­di­ence. Mean­while, Vice Me­dia’s i-d has launched a new TV show on its Amuse life­style chan­nel called Plea­sure Seek­ers, in which “we meet the real peo­ple who will do any­thing for a thrill, in this brand-new show about sex, love, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.”

Un­der­arm hair is be­ing cel­e­brated. Young women have been dye­ing their un­der­arm

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hair a rain­bow of colours and post­ing pho­tos on so­cial me­dia chan­nels from In­sta­gram to Youtube.

“This is part of an over­all trend to­ward a more sex-pos­i­tive at­ti­tude among women and even men,” ex­plains women’s in­ter­est opin­ion writer for i-d and Nasty Gal, among oth­ers. As she points out, not only are body hair and men­stru­a­tion be­ing openly dis­cussed, so are the fe­male or­gasm and fe­male sex­u­al­ity in gen­eral. “Sex colum­nists Slutever and Stoya have re­ally paved the way, and many oth­ers have fol­lowed suit,” says Helpern.

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