According to the survey, 73% of women do not believe they need to see their OBGYN every time they discover an ingrown hair. But according to Womanizer's Sexpert, Michelle Hope, "If you discover an ingrown hair, rash or discoloration you should go see your gynecologist to ensure it's not something more serious. Often the herpes simplex virus (HSV) can look like an ingrown hair and therefore go unnoticed. It's important to be proactive about vaginal health."
47% of women were also unaware that it's possible for them to experience pink balls – a condition that occurs when women don't climax, similar to blue balls. In addition to feeling sexually frustrated, pink balls can lead to discomfort or pain, which is often mistaken as a sign for a variety of other issues such as inflammation from an infection or an STI. But more often than not, the pain is caused by a lack of vaginal lubrication during intercourse.
Other misperceptions included
- 47% of women are not aware that an orgasm can actually help relieve menstrual cramps
- 88% of women believe they should reserve sex-related questions for their Gynecologist or specialist when in reality they are encouraged to talk to their general practitioner
"It's important to clear up misperceptions about orgasms and the role they play not just in experiencing sexual pleasure, but how they contribute to overall health and wellness," continued Michelle Hope. "epi's survey suggests it's critical that we teach women, especially young women, to learn more about their lady parts and to not be afraid to ask their doctors questions relating to arousal. If you're having trouble climaxing or want to spice things up you can also try the Womanizer. It can help you get to know your lady parts and release much need endorphins, safely."
On the upside, 78% know douching a few times a month is not a consistent way to upkeep vaginal health; and 91% know porn is not the best visual representation of climaxing.
More than 300 US residents (18 years-old or older) participated in the epi24: Lady Parts IQ survey conducted online during the month of July 2016.
The Womanizer by epi24 is the first clitoral stimulator designed to help women achieve sexual pleasure 100% of the time. It offers an effortless experience to help women maintain their sexual wellness safely. It was designed by a German couple who discovered PleasureAir technology, which produces incredibly fast, often multiple orgasms by leveraging a suction technique that does not desensitize the clitoris. In Europe, The Womanizer is one of the fastest selling erotic products and is on track to sell 150,000 units there in 2015. It is exclusively available on the US market through its parent subsidiary, epi24 USA LLC.
*Based on a sampling size of 100 women, 50% orgasm in 60 seconds or less, 80% orgasm between 2-3 minutes, and three-fourths experienced multiple orgasms.
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