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Intro: Opening Up Dialogue

I asked Cindy out on a lady date this past June to hear about her experience with the menstrual cup. We sipped coffee and an hour meeting turned into two hours. I loved listening to her. Three minutes into the conversation we were discussing our periods. There was no small talk. Cindy shared with me her experience getting her period earlier than all of her friends. This transitioned into her experience giving birth to her son, Jalani. I craved these conversations. I have no idea what it is like to be pregnant, give birth, breastfeed, send a kid off to college or go through menopause. With Cindy, I felt like I had an intimate health mentor. Before we said goodbye, I asked Cindy to host a podcast with me. We gave each other a big hug and scheduled our first recording date.

Neither of us knew how to make a podcast. We had no equipment. But we just started. We rented a microphone, found a somewhat closed off room and began recording. We were eager to create a safe space to explore topics that piqued our curiosity. In each other we found an outlet to share our experiences and questions about women's intimate health.

Women's intimate health is complex and mired in politics and religion. But why does it have to be? Cindy and I created this podcast because we want to discuss intimate health topics in a frank and honest way. We want this to be accessible to all women. We believe that all women should have access to medically sound information and should be able to share their personal experiences with other women without judgement. 

Thank you so much for listening. We would love your feedback and suggestions for topics. Leave a comment here or email us at connect@ovawoman.com.

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