Earlier this year we had the pleasure of announcing Emily Morse, Doctor of Human Sexuality and host of hit Podcast, Sex with Emily, as Chief Sexologist of Playground and the lead of our Sex and Wellness Council (and you may just get a little giggle out of these technical difficulties).
Emily is more than just a Doctor of Human Sexuality - to her millions of fans and followers, she's a guide that has helped countless vulva and penis-owners improve their sexual health and wellness, their relationships, and as a result, their overall lives.
To Emily, sexual wellness should be a regular part of overall wellness and de-stigmatizing the conversation around sex and intimacy in relationships is the first step in achieving this. A woman after our own hearts and undoubtedly a fitting addition to the team. Best of all? She's a lube pusher (her words, not ours). So we sat down with her at the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles to talk about her VIP role at Playground, bubbly and all.
EM: "Playground's mission is to empower women around their sexual experiences. My mission is to get people to prioritize pleasure and to liberate the conversation around sex, so clearly we have very aligned, very important missions.
A lube that's made by vulva owners, for vulva owners, is so revolutionary. That and looking at the ingredients and how thoughtful [Playground] was and how particular you were about what you were going to put in there...it was all the right moves. I was thrilled to become Chief Sexologist, because I'm excited to let everyone know about another really great choice they can make for their sexual health and wellness."
WHAT IS THE ORGASM GAP?
EM: "The orgasm gap is a real thing. Here's the thing: most penis owners are going to orgasm during sexual situations. This is a fact, there have been studies. Vulva owners? Not so much. If you have a penis, it's going to take you anywhere between 6 to 8 minutes to have an orgasm during sex. Vulva owners? Between 20 and 40 minutes. That is a huge gap."
EM: "*Laughs* You mean, why am I a lube pusher?
I think of lube as an SPF for your sex life. So you know those days when you're thinking...'Do I need to wear SPF?' Well even it's not sunny out, you've still gotta wear it. Because you can still get sun through the clouds. We still need lube even if we're wet, or a little bit wet, because it's a consistent safety move and it makes sex more pleasurable.
In any sexual situation at any time, if a vulva owner adds just a few drops of lube, she's 80% more likely to have an orgasm, so why don't you just try lube?! It's something that I think everyone should have more of in their life."
Watch and listen to more of the conversation between Emily and Playground Co-Founders Catherine Magee and Sandy Vukovic on YouTube.