K-Y’s new docu-series, “The Pleasure Is Mine” explores the beliefs women hold about sex and their bodies and how our experiences shape our relationship to our sexuality. The episodes take a deep dive into some vulnerable, often taboo topics about sex after a baby, dating as a virgin, and desiring love after our prime.
Along with the raw, emotional testimonials and panel from modern women, the doc presents some interesting facts about women and our understanding of sex. Only 17% of women believe the media presents sex in a positive manner. Since media has such a heavy influence on how we perceive reality, if an overwhelming number of women see sex negatively portrayed in the content we consume, that sentiment could trickle into our bedrooms.
Unsurprisingly, 61% of women put their own needs and pleasure behind the needs and desires of their partners. Under the yoke of patriarchy, female pleasure has been dismissed and discarded for generations–it is only in the last few decades that women have given themselves permission to feel into their bodies and own pleasure more.
Along with being conditioned to not express our needs for sexual satisfaction, a lot of women are mum when it comes to expressing the discomfort they feel in bed. 59% of the women surveyed for the docs-series explained that they experience pain or discomfort during sex.
Vaginal dryness, is one of the main culprits behind the disease. This can be caused by birth control, not being aroused or enough, or something as simple as where you are in your monthly cycle. Lubrication can help fill the gap when your body isn’t producing enough fluid.
You can find out more about the stats above, as well as witness true transparency in the context of sisterhood, below: