Back in January, I discovered OMGYES–an innovative new website designed to help women talk about their bodies. About the same time, my editor at Senior Planet found the site too and suggested we do an article as the website features older women and the concept seems perfect for women of all ages. The article was published yesterday and I would love for you to read it. I want all of you men who are intimate with women to read it as well–and check out OMGYES too.
I did an interview with one of the founders for the article and as part of my research, I was given complete access to the site. What a treat. First of all, imagine how affirms it feels to watch a variety of women talking openly and comfortably about their clitoris, their sexual response, and their orgasms. Older women, women of color, individuals with a range of sexual experiences and preferences all talking and showing us how to find our own preferred intimate touch. In addition to the videos, there are other great resources on the website. I’m not getting paid by OMGYES to talk about this, I’m just enthusiastic about the site because of its potential as a resource for older women and their partners.
I’ve been privileged to have women share their stories with me about their loss of desire or their inability to have orgasms. Underlying some of this is a lack of awareness about their bodies and comfort talking about it.That’s one of the reasons the founders of OMGYES developed the concept and the website. The article, New Technology Helps Solo Women Find Pleasure, is on the Senior Planet site. Here’s a teaser:
Can you describe in detail the strokes or finger motions that you use to give yourself an orgasm? It may be harder to put into words than you think; it was for me. And this, in part, is the premise behind OMGYES — an empowering website designed for women of all ages who want to learn more about orgasms and expand their sexual pleasure, and also for men who want to understand the needs and preferences of the women in their lives.
OMGYES helps normalizes female sexual desire by providing women the specific skills and language to express their needs. And if you’ve never explored your own anatomy, you can use the videos on the website to help find your pleasure centers. And that’s important. When it leads to arousal, pleasure helps to keep our pelvic floor muscles and vaginal tissue engaged, promoting sexual health as we age.
Figuring out what we need sexually and learning how to speak our needs is important. When we have the tools to talk about our desire we’re half-way there to having more satisfying sexual relationships.
What do you think?