I am not a doctor. Neither am I a licensed sex-therapist, pelvic-floor specialist, or veteran sex-worker.
But you know what I am? I am the number one expert on living in this here body of mine. I know my vagina better than my partner, my gynecologist, and definitely better than anyone providing unsolicited advice on my instagram.
And guess what? You are too! You are the number one expert on the experiencing of living in your very own body.
In talking to people with vaginas, we discovered how many folx shared the experience of being misdiagnosed, pathologized, or just generally not listened to while navigating their path of sexual wellness and vaginal health.. While each person’s experience varied greatly, the constant thread connecting all these stories was a deep gut feeling, sense of bodily intuition, or tiny voice in their brains/bodies/vaginas reminding them that they know themselves and will have to trust that gut feeling
Talk to your doctors, talk to your mental health care practitioner, talk to your partner(s), talk to your mom. And please, talk to us. We’re here to listen. We’re here to amplify your stories. With your voice in the conversation, we can change the narrative together.
Cyo Ray Nystrom, CEO and cofounder of Quim Rock