08: BRIDGING THE PLEASURE GAP
THERE'S YET ANOTHER GENDER GAP TO THINK ABOUT, AND THIS ONE TAKES PLACE NOT IN THE BOARDROOM, BUT IN THE BEDROOM.
Men have twice the number of orgasms that women do, and in heterosexual couples, women are four times more likely than men to report that sex in the past year was unpleasant.
Sara and Jye talk to Janet Lieberman, founder of feminist sex toy company Dame Products, about why women are being shortchanged on sexual pleasure and what can be done to address this gap. (Hint: it's the clit!)
MORE JUICY BITS ON THE SHOW
- What it’s like being a female engineer designing sex toys for women
- The origin story behind bestselling Dame Products sex toys Fin and the Eva, and making crowdfunding history
- Why sex should be pleasure-oriented instead of goal-oriented
OTHER GREAT REFERENCES YOU'LL LOVE
- “The Orgasm Gap: Simple Truth and Sexual Solutions” by Psychology Today – about the general orgasm gap in straight couples, but also identifies other pleasure gaps in lesbian vs straight sex, woman alone vs in partners, hookup sex vs. relationship sex.
“How to close the pleasure gap so *everyone* has a happy ending” by Thrillist – bridging that gap by understanding your body, communication, keeping the clit happy and using toys. Loving the special animated Eva gif!
“This is the first sex toy on Kickstarter” by Thrillist – we talk about how Dame Products made crowdfunding history with their toys on the show
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!
What contributes to the pleasure gap? Share what works best for you in terms of bridging that gap? Leave us a comment below - we'd love to know!