"I could no longer ignore the gnawing feeling that I had barely begun to experience the kind of pleasure my body is capable of."
Hello! I am the creator of Twelve. I am here to support you as you reconnect to your sexual self. For too long, in the West, women have operated in a culture that does not consider our happiness or pleasure important or necessary. Twelve is here to change that.
Women's sexuality is incredibly powerful, unlock it and you will find a renewed sense of energy, creativity and self-love. Our sexual health is innately linked to our emotional wellbeing.
My relationship with my sexuality dwindled to almost nothing after the birth of my first child - now 7 - when I was 35 years old. My sex life hadn't been particularly adventurous or ground-breaking but I always enjoyed my relationship with sex and sex for me was simply free fun!
As time passed, I could no longer ignore the gnawing feeling that I had barely begun to experience the kind of pleasure my body was capable of and I felt that I was losing ground rather than gaining it. Connecting with my erotic self became a matter of urgency.
I have independently studied psychology my whole adult life; the more I learnt about the connection between the treatment of the vulva and women's ability to relax, create, explore, lead and excel the more fascinated I became. This was the catalyst for my move from being a professional fundraiser for UK and global charities to studying female sexual pleasure full-time.
In February 2020 I launched 12 - Honouring Female Sexuality a podcast series exploring the twelve different ways a woman is apparently able to orgasm. And I started a conversation with women about their relationship with their sexual selves. Wow! I have learnt and continue to learn. This work is an honour and privilege.
Once the podcast was finished I did a TEDx talk and a series of small talks with question and answer sessions. Within minutes of opening up into a group discussion over Zoom women were sharing questions and experiences that they had been holding onto for years. I realised that we need to come together to talk about our sexuality.