Pleasure & Politics

The Scoop: Reclaiming female sexuality in 2017.

I desperately wanted 2017 to be the “Year of Women.” After the success of the Women’s March on Washington, across the United States, and worldwide, I was sure that we were going to join together and run the world. But sadly, that’s not exactly how it went. 

In the few months of 2017, women have been the target of several bills, rules, and hearings. In the first week that the 45th President (an accused sexual predator) took office, he reinstated the Global Gag Rule, which affects family-planning funds worldwide. Just last week, a bill was voted on to withhold family planning funds from organizations like Planned Parenthood. A lawmaker in Iowa showed her true colors about her concern for women’s health during a deliberation about a bill centered around abortion laws. But don’t worry; it isn’t all bad. The 45th President of the United States (again, an accused sexual predator) declared April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, even though April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States since 2001

With an all white, male Cabinet and a President (I repeat: an accused sexual predator) whose campaign was built on hate, there doesn’t seem to be any hope for 2017 to be the “Year of Women.” It’s 2017 and women still earn less than their male counterparts, with women of color earning even less. In a business environment, women have to be more qualified than their male counterparts. In the startup world, female founders have a harder time finding funding. In recent years, the percentage of teams with at least one female founder has increased, but it’s still a small percentage. Women’s bodies are still being policed by policies made outside of our control (if you don’t believe this please re-read the above paragraph). Women are still not seen as sexual beings. 

In our current social and political climate it can sometimes feel like women are powerless. Luckily, women are not powerless. Empowered women continue to empower women. Women are empowering each other through art, activism, and business. Despite the fact that female founders have less chance of finding funding, more and more women are starting their own companies with the goal of empowering women.

Sova is a company that was founded with women in mind. The company works to empower women to embrace their sexuality. The company offers three products, designed for women, by women, to allow all women to embrace satisfaction and pleasure. Their toys are beautifully designed and made with non-toxic phthalate free silicone. I would highly recommend their Me, Myself & I. This vibrator offers a wide variety of settings, making it easy to find something that works for you. The curved tip is awesome for internal stimulation and hitting your G-Spot, as well as external clitoral stimulation. The only downside is that this vibrator is a little louder than I’d like, but overall 10/10 would recommend!

The use of a vibrator empowers women to be in control of their sexuality and pleasure. It allows women to get to know and understand their bodies in the most intimate way. It smashes the idea that sex is painful, bad, dirty, and centered around the penis. Vibrators allow women to experience pleasure in a way that is right for them and allows women to prioritize their own orgasm over a partner's. 

For 40% off your own vibe, head over to Sova and use code SOVA40. 

This post is a sponsored post for Sova and product was provided to review.

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Kailin Kucewicz is a fierce feminist feline friend but will leave you on read if you don't know where to find the clitoris.