Health advocate, best-selling author, filmmaker and Spike Lee’s wife Tonya Lewis Lee embarks on a new journey to help champion women’s sex education by opening up a very candid dialogue about birth control. In an effort to encourage more honest, open conversations about sex, Lewis Lee partners up with Bedsider.org to launch a web-wide awareness initiative to educate young women about available birth control options.
In the first round table conversation, a bevy of young women opened up and exchanged their views and personal experiences with Lee, delving into the matters of varying birth control, safe sex and the female stigma concerning promiscuity.
Each woman’s experience –– though contrastive –– boasted the common worry of being viewed as anything less than an open-minded, forward-thinking and self-assured individual, because she so chooses to participate in sexual intercourse, both, in a monogamous relationship or single encounters.
From feelings of guilt or shame, to embarrassing moments at the pharmacy, these women direct our attention to a dialogue certainly worthy of our deliberations. It’s of equal importance to teenage girls as it is to older women, of whom still aren’t ready for the journey of child-bearing.
Birth control, of course, refers to much more than a pill. There are a number of ways to practice safe sex and help reduce the upsurge in unplanned pregnancies that, more than often, take place within the community of color.
Check out the conversation above and share with us your thoughts on birth control and safe sex.