A few months ago, Crave started kicking around the idea of making a video documenting the history of women’s pleasure. It was meant to be an interesting take for women’s history month — the type of women’s history we don’t hear about very often.
But something strange happened. The more they dug, the more they learned that the history of women’s pleasure is mostly a story about how society has sought to negate women’s pleasure and control women’s bodies for centuries.
Sound a little too familiar?
They say we study history so that we don’t repeat past mistakes over and over again. When it comes to women’s bodies, somebody clearly missed that memo.
All you have to do is take a look at the latest headlines and it’s pretty clear that this video Crave sought out to make turned out to be more relevant and important than we ever thought it would be.
Crave hopes that the video pushes forward a vision for the world where everybody is empowered to own their pleasure. And that vision cannot possibly come to pass in a world where half the population has its bodily autonomy challenged and threatened.
Having real conversations about female pleasure might seem like a lofty goal in an environment as wrought as the one we find ourselves in today. Crave think it’s essential, and that is why they made this video.