Why would a bunch of straight women sign up to put on latex gloves and stick their hands between the legs of another woman? YouTube faves Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers have all the answers in their latest video, "Straight Women Touch Another Vagina For The First Time."
The clip is the latest in a series from the self-described “singing duo/lesbian couple” who have also brought us social experiments like “Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time“ and “Gay Men Touch Vagina For The First Time."
"It's actually way less scary than touching a penis," one woman notes in the video. Another adds, "If more of us had the opportunity to do something like this, we wouldn't be as messed up in our heads."
Bria and Chrissy see the video -- and their entire "people touch things for the first time" series -- as a way of starting a conversation about body image and healthy sexuality. "Women are not taught to love or explore their bodies or their vagina, or really, being a woman," Bria and Chrissy told The Huffington Post. "There’s so much shame women have piled on them as they grow up, they feel so much self-doubt about themselves, and that’s a hard way to go through life. It would be good for people to see how little we know and how much it affects how we see ourselves."
As for how viewers have responded to the videos? "Some [reactions] have been really receptive -- some people have enjoyed them and some... did not," they said. "There have been a lot of offensive comments and the comments are a part of the story of these videos. The videos start a dialogue and that conversation illuminates a lot of what is happening in society with sexuality and women and the struggle that a lot of women still face."