Dr. Laurie Mintz is a significant figure in psychology, having over 30 years of experience as a licensed psychologist. She extends her services to clients to help them heal from traumas, grief, anxiety, depression, and other general psychological issues. Her expertise as a sex therapist and efforts to empower women sets her apart from other psychologists and has granted her authority in matters around human sexuality.
Dr. Laurie boldly addresses the issues regarding human sexuality and that too in an engaging and easy-to-understand manner. Through her speaking engagements, writings, and social media content, Dr. Laurie is making considerable efforts to eradicate the element of shame from women’s sexuality and raising awareness on common myths to enhance their pleasure and enable them to live fulfilling lives.
Dr. Laurie cites virginity checks as downright outrageous and misogynistic. Dr. Laurie schools her followers that each woman’s body is different, and hymen comes in various sizes and shapes, making it impossible and ridiculous to use hymen as an indicator for virginity checks. She also calls virginity itself a social construct, designed to control women’s sexuality.
Vagina Must Smell Like Candles At All Times
Dr. Laurie educates people on the health and general makeup of women’s sexual organs. Her book release, ‘Becoming Cliterate’, is specifically meant to help readers understand the biology of females. She debunks the common myth that the vagina must smell like candles, flowers, and all things lovely and sweet.
She says, “ Your vagina is like a self-cleaning oven. The bacteria inside the vagina naturally destroy potentially harmful bacteria from outside the vagina. This is why douching is not a good idea (unless your doctor recommends it).”
According to Dr. Laurie, women have been fooled by capitalistic agendas that vaginas are meant to smell nice. This scheme has fed off their insecurities and made products like douches, deodorant sprays, and scented intimate washes popular. Dr. Laurie urges women to get acquainted with their natural body odor and learn to love their unique scent.
Sex Is Shameful
The topic of sex is inherently frowned upon. On top of that, too often, a woman’s sexuality is unmentionable.
Dr. Laurie highlights the disasters these taboos around sex and women have caused today. Women are unaware of their anatomy and pressured to ignore their innate desires. Dr. Laurie negates the myth around sex being shameful on her social media platforms and speaking engagements, As a professor of Psychology of Human Sexuality, Dr. Laurie is on a mission to raise science-based sexual awareness. She teaches university undergraduate students, graduate students, and other psychologists and physicians about sexual health and human psychology and influences a vast audience on social media.