The idea came to Jessica based on her experience when she and Justin Timberlake decided to start their family. First obvious step was to go off her birth control pills. Then things got confusing. Jessica explained:
Now what happens? I’ve been on the Pill for so long; how hard will it be to get pregnant? [When should you have sex if you want to conceive— and if you don’t?] Suddenly I realized I really didn’t know what’s going on inside my own body. It was shocking.”
She’s got a point: fertility and conception are actually more complex than we realize!
Jessica teamed up with WomanCare Global founder Saundra Pelletier to help teach women about these things, including explaining what’s going on with their own bodies. She remembered the experience all women remember: what it was like getting your period for the first time.
I was in a school play, wearing a gray beard and this pad the size of a skateboard and thinking, ‘What is happening to me?’ We want girls to know what their [body is going through] so they don’t feel scared or ashamed or gross.”
She described the online videos as “informative but also goofy, smart, witty,” and that they would discuss “girl stories, fears, and insecurities.” Sounds like a great idea! Sex-ed has become so political in the school system that the curriculum varies widely and, overall, is pretty limited.
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