Sexuality, and specifically modesty, has been traditionally tied to a woman’s worth, and that has inhibited us from exploring certain sexualities.”
Estrella Jaramillo grew up in Spain, where apparently sex education isn’t much more comprehensive than here in the states. Boys and girls where separated in her elementary school sex ed class, and the gals basically learned about menstruation.
Early into adulthood, Estrella considered herself a progressive woman who had a grasp on things. She’d traveled a great deal and spent time meeting and working alongside powerful female entrepreneurs in the sex tech space. It was through these interactions that she began to realize how deeply her lack of knowledge around sex and sexuality had influenced her.
I had an understanding and vision that was very forward-thinking and modern, and deep inside I was judging myself according to a framework that was instilled in me when I was really little,” she said during our Girl Boner Radio interview. “So I had to ask myself difficult questions.”
Now as a co-founder of B-wom, which she calls “a digital coach for women’s intimate health” that provides users with tests and customized programs, Estrella says she’s found a mission.
I’ve really found that the more I learn about it [and] the more we extend to other female health issues we want to include in our program, and the more I talk to people who are suffering in silence, the more I want to do it,” she said, adding that there’s little like seeing someone “transition and bloom into their empowered self.”
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The episode also addresses these topics:
- Why does sex after pregnancy hurt? (for a listener, with the help of Dr. Megan Fleming)
- What’s a pelvic floor?
- Can kegel exercises help?
- The “husband stitch” (after childbirth)
- Ways sexual health is a gender equality issue
- What to do if your healthcare provider doesn’t take your symptoms seriously
Learn more about B-wom at bwom.net.