“Driving down Sunset Boulevard the other day I was struck by a billboard portraying Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for their show ‘Grace and Frankie’, grinning at each other both holding large purple vibrators with the tagline Good Vibes.

Driving down Sunset Boulevard the other day I was struck by a billboard portraying Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for their show ‘Grace and Frankie’, grinning at each other both holding large purple vibrators with the tagline “Good Vibes.” I actually laughed out loud at the balls of these two feminist icons. Good for them. I’m sure it may offend a few people, but the truth is, women are becoming less and less ashamed about speaking up for their right for pleasure too. If we all have to endure all the boner pill ads during every broadcasted sporting event, why not see two women in their seventies holding vibrators?!

Sex toys have gone from being a sleazy sex shop purchase taboo to being accepted as a tool that most every modern woman has in her arsenal. The vibrator has gone from being seen as an object of porn stars or a shameful sub-cultural perversion to an openly mainstream staple for modern women taking their own pleasure into their own hands. Literally. And all across America, suburban women, moms, grandmas and neighbors are gathering over chardonnay and brie to learn about and purchase the latest and greatest in vibrational hardware at sex toy parties.

In my quaint New England hometown, when I visited last summer, the latest gossip was about the new neighbor who is a sex toy consultant moving in three houses down from the chapel. Everyone was slightly shocked/fascinated about her Instagram posts touting the latest kind of vibrator and contemplating the merits of dildos versus clitoral stimulators. But this is a woman with kids. Who belongs to the country club!

Although most of us probably won’t be advertising our personal pleasure preferences on Instagram, more women are thankfully less inhibited about talking about their sexuality and their right to enjoying their bodies and seeking pleasure. Educating women about sex toys, can be seen as a step in empowerment and a healthy way for women to feel good about their bodies at all ages..

Many companies are offering ways for women to be consultants and representatives of their products by hosting these in home get togethers.They offer educational seminars and conferences around the country where women can train to be their own Intimacy Enhancement Consultants.  Most women I know would jump at the chance  to giggle over wine and laugh at purple french ticklers and rotating rabbit dildos.

 

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Author: Libby Hudson Lydecker

Libby Hudson Lydecker is a mother of two, a Kundalini Yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, a screenwriter and a Real Mom Daily partner. Libby Serves as the Lifestyle and Wellness Editor for RMD. As Lifestyle and Wellness Editor, Libby brings her wisdom of Kundalini Yoga and holistic life hacks to her articles as well as real world solutions through yoga techniques in her Mindful Mama video series created at RMD. Libby balances her time between her family, teaching Kundalini yoga to women and children, leading women’s yoga retreats in beautiful destinations around the country, writing screenplays and publishing articles for Real Mom Daily. Her ability to balance all of this comes from her strong yoga practice and a stronger sense of humor. Libby relates to Gloria Steinem’s quote, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” As well as Yogi Bhajan’s quote, “I don’t believe in miracles, I rely on them.” Libby believes that Real Mom Daily is a forum for women to communicate consciously with kindness, real life perspectives and humor. RMD provides a supportive space for moms to feel understood and share their experiences. “When women gather together in consciousness, we can change the world.” View all posts by Libby Hudson Lydecker

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