What I really want is to spread the word about women’s sexuality and to build up – especially – women’s confidence in themselves. For sexuality is a creative power that fills us with energy and lets us flourish.

Discussions around sexuality are still weighed down by all kinds of ballast. Recent surveys have shown that 60% of all those questioned, but especially women, find it hard to talk about sex. German government studies of the centre for sexual education have even concluded that knowledge about sexuality is diminishing. Serious, progressive education has a hard stance against the distortions spread in the public arena. Sexual images, it seems, remain firmly in the hands and minds of visual media and advertising companies. Teaching materials used at schools are reticent about describing and showing details of the female anatomy, many of them are simply incorrect. About female ejaculation and the prostate hardly anything may be found. Ignorance creates dependancy, it weakens potency and female desire. As a rule women do not have “sexual dysfunctions“ or “blocked orgasms“ – that is, in any case, what the pharmaceutical industry makes us believe. There is a serious lack of knowledge about sexuality and what is equally lacking is an empowerment for masturbation and self-exploration. If a woman does not know what she likes, how can she tell others?

I want to make women curious. Curious to know themselves inside out, to find lust without shame and to be able to share such feelings with others. Each and every one will have their very own way to find out. So:

Viva la vulva! Have fun trying out whatever makes you feel good.

Yours, Laura Méritt

Laura Méritt has a Ph.D. in the science of social communication with a wide experience as a sexologist. For 20 years now she has been involved in sex education nation-wide and internationally. Her open invitation is addressed at everyone to engage in an affirmative dialogue on sexuality. As a feminist academic she is well-versed in an wholistic approach that brings together theory and practice, verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. She emphasizes the social context of body politics, and takes this term literally, that is, as valid for all kinds of bodies. Her trademark is laughter in all its variants, her preference a language that is clear to all, is direct and friendly