NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The doula duo behind NYC-based Brilliant Bodies and founder of mass meditation movement, The Big Quiet, have partnered to produce Cycles + Sex, a first-of-its-kind event to be held on April 30th, 2017, 11:30AM-7PM at 404 10th Ave to educate and celebrate the interconnectedness of the menstrual, hormonal, reproductive, and sexual health of females for overall wellbeing.
“Sex education in schools is not mandated in eighteen U.S. states, and in those states where classes are offered, the focus is often limited to abstinence and preventing STIs, leaving a tremendous knowledge gap about sexual, hormonal and menstrual health,” says Ashley Spivak, Co-Founder of Cycles + Sex and Brilliant Bodies. “We want to start the tough conversations—to inspire people to call their friends and say: ‘Wait, did you know that you can’t actually get pregnant every time you have sex?’ or, ‘That smell you’re experiencing might be because your vaginal pH is way higher than normal due to blood from your period or semen during sex. All you need to do is normalize your pH. And, yeast and bacteria can be kept in balance with a vaginal probiotic.’”
Cycles + Sex will feature a full day of workshops and panels with more than 35 thought-leaders and innovators in the fields of medicine, business, law, policy, non-profit, media, beauty, nutrition, and tech, delivering important health information from periods and birth to sex and hormones.
Nearly 30 vendors will provide samples and products, including: social enterprise organic tampons, egg freezing, natural sexual wellness products, and an app that screens for painful periods. There will also be a chance to win goodie bags filled with featured vendor products like RepHresh Gel, aimed at ‘putting a period after your period,’ Pro-B, and the First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test that tells you six days before a missed period.
“We need to start paying attention, learn how to decipher the many clues our bodies give us, and take control of our health now; that’s why we’re opening up the discussion - to make informed decisions alongside our doctors,” adds Natalia Hailes, Co-Founder of Cycles + Sex and Brilliant Bodies.