Bijoux Indiscrets is celebrating ten years in business by creating a rather unusual project – the Library of Real Orgasms. Company co-founder Elsa Viegas (pictured) suspected that people don’t always prioritise their feelings, pleasure, or connecting with their bodies, so decided to carry out a study (the first of its kind to be conducted in Spain) which revealed the prejudices and taboos that condition sexual behaviour. Over 1,500 people were surveyed and more than 300 hours of research went into the project, which looked at fiction vs reality in sex. The conclusion is that people ‘fictionalise’ their pleasure, due to the influences of pornography, Hollywood romanticism, or social myths and taboos.
In order to present the results of the study, the Library of Real Orgasms was born – which is described as the world’s only library to contain 100% real orgasms that give a voice to true female pleasure. “The aim is to build bridges for dialogue, generate debate and, above all, to reclaim pleasure as a fundamental right for women to enjoy too,” said Elsa Viegas. “In the midst of the 21st century, this study showed that sexual freedom and the right to enjoy sex is almost exclusively reserved for men.”
More information about the project can be found at www.orgasmsoundlibrary.com
On the subject of Bijoux Indiscrets’ 10th anniversary, Viegas said: “As I look back on everything we’ve been through and everything we have fought for, I feel privileged to form part of Bijoux Indiscrets and to be able to devote myself to my greatest passion every single day. I am grateful that I have been surrounded by such fantastic people, such as those who form the Bijoux Indiscrets team, and by extraordinary professionals who, like me, dedicate their lives to their passion. And that is how the ‘10 years 10 stories’ section of our blog is born, where we are going to hear from 10 amazing women – sexologists, sex bloggers, writers and tireless warriors – who have accepted the Bijoux Indiscrets challenge: to share their talent with us, and with you, in 10 articles dedicated to pleasure.”
For more information visit www.bijouxindiscrets.com