Talking About Sex Is A Matter Of Public Health

And that’s why the Smile Makers are on the road in South-East Asia!

And that’s why the Smile Makers are on the road in South-East Asia!

At Smile Makers, we believe that sex is a natural part of life. It is part of our body physiological functioning, it has proven health benefits and it is an important part of our couple life. So, we believe it is important to create safe spaces of conversation for women and men to find information, ask questions, and discuss about sexuality.

That is why we work with NGOs to develop better sexual wellness awareness. And our enthusiastic brand managers, Fan and Jacqueline, hit the road to make it happen!

 

Promoting sexual wellness in Borneo!

Smile Makers was invited by the Sabah Family Planning Association in Kota Kinabalu to train their charge nurses. Sabah is a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, with tropical sceneries and mountain ranges. Islam is the state religion but other religions are practiced as well.

Founded in 1967, the Sabah Family Planning Association has been advocating for and offering education on family development for 50 years. The Association believes that the knowledge of family planning is a basic human right and essential element of responsible parenthood,  and stable family life. Services offered include gynecological treatment, cervical and breast cancer screening, contraceptive services, and counselling regarding infertility, menopause, HIV/AIDS, premarital and marital problems, and sexual reproductive health.

 Global Brand Manager Fan Yang (middle) introduces herself to the Association’s President Liew King Hee and State Manager Cecilia Chong  Global Brand Manager Fan (middle) introduces herself to the Association’s President Liew King Hee (right) and State Manager Cecilia Chong (left)

Vibrators and lubes in family planning clinics!

So last month, Fan and Jacqueline, packed their bags and flew to Borneo for the Association’s  annual in-service training. The session was focused on female sexual well-being and how our products, vibrators and lubricants, can be used in their clinics.

Brand Manager for Malaysia Jacqueline Husin presents on how to use the Frenchman massager

Jacqueline presents on how to use the Frenchman massager

Fan discussing the use of lubricants with the nursesFan discussing the use of lubricants with the nurses 

Coming from all five clinics within the state of Sabah, the nurses were educated on the various myths and subsequent truths surrounding orgasm and dryness related issues and were excited to bring the information and products back to their clinics to discuss with their patients.

 

And there’s more coming up !

Upon leaving Kota Kinabalu, Fan and Jacqueline have received multiple reports of the nurses enthusiastically showing off our Smile Makers products in their clinics.

The nurses - many of whom have never seen a massager in person - have a laugh while toying around with our Smile Makers products

The nurses – many of whom have never seen a massager in person – have a laugh while toying around with our Smile Makers products

To promote family planning and sexual education in the state, we will continue to collaborate with the Sabah Family Planning Association on their community health efforts, such as their annual 4KM Awareness Walk.

Sabah is just the first stop on our education roadshow throughout the 12 other states in Malaysia. Our goal is to help the 15 million women in the country feel confident about their bodies and sexual well-being and to ultimately make sexual pleasure a social right for all women.

 

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