February 14, 2019
As a collective and community, we recently explored "Reclaiming Pleasure" — "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.
After wrapping up our event, An Ode to Sensual Agency, we had the opportunity to use Chakrubs and wanted to share our experience with the community!
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On the heart curve rose wand
"I’ve been reclaiming pleasure by putting my mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness first. I’m a natural empath and have tendency to pour into others without assessing my needs first. Since 2017 I’ve made a conscious effort to pour into myself, and take responsibility for the energy I am receiving and emitting. Now all the people and things in my life have purpose and bring me joy, and I have made myself a priority.
I am a first time user of the product and I was thoroughly impressed. I would have preferred more ribbing, however the smoothness and curve of the rose wand contributed to how well it performed. It’s intuitive and built for the natural shape of the female form, and also absorbs energy and warmth rather quickly which was a pleasant surprise. So it was only cold for a few moments prior to use. I enjoyed the ease of handle grip as well, this is by far one of the best pleasure products for women hands down."
"I have been using the Marie Kondo effect on the people in my life. I have realized that I cannot not be happy and full of joy if I have doubt about the people in my life that I am intimately close with (lovers, friends, family and etc.). So I have been decluttering in this way and I feel lighter. I feel like I can be a good person to the people who are good to me, which is really important to me. (MOOD!)
I had never heard of Chakrubs before the BGM collective. I was very overwhelmed initially by all of the products to the extent that I considered not getting anything. I was skeptical because I have never used crystals either, though many of my friends have been trying to put me on. After much research, I got the heart curve rose wand. I worked through my nerves and intimidation and tried it out. I enjoyed the wand’s smoothness and curve. I am intrigued by the fact that I enjoyed how cold it was. I feel something incredibly emotional at the fact that I can now take care of myself using something 100% natural. I feel a power in turning myself on and being vulnerable to my emotions when I use my rose wand."
On The Indian Jade Slim
"I made time for dinners with friends. I went to the movies. I slept in on days when my body didn’t wake up for my alarm. I also thought a lot about how discipline leads to habits that could allow more room for pleasure. I am not perfect and being aware of habits that lead to me comprising my pleasure has made me uncomfortable, uneasy and quite frankly hard. I know that making the necessary changes will be the determining factor in the more life I get to enjoy.
I had been interested in Chakrubs since having a Ukanite Jasper Yoni egg. On the first day I let my chakrub rest on my windowsill in the sunlight and At night I slept with it and let it rest in my hand. The next morning I moved my body, slow and unbothered before using it. To feel the coldness and then it warm against skin was more than satisfying but like it was responding to me being alive."
On The Clear Quartz Yoni Egg
"I’ve been reclaiming pleasure through allowing myself to be. As a community organizer there is always something to be done and over the past 3 years I’ve carried the momentum of that. It wasn’t until recently I realized how unhealthy that was through my therapist and partner so I reclaim pleasure through resting, pausing, & moving my body to rhythms that feel like home.
I have admired Chakrub for so long and when I initially reached out it was love from the start. The first time I used mine it was such an intimate and special moment that truly healed internal scars I’d been carrying within. Overtime, my chakrub taught me how to love me again and for that is a true treasure in itself."
On The Obsidian wand
"I've been reclaiming pleasure in my life by allowing myself to move at my own pace and listening to the wisdom that my body holds. I truly enjoy savoring moments longer and deeper than expected. That's manifested as long restorative baths in the morning before work and at night to unwind, hugging friends a few seconds longer, kissing my lover more and the little and large moments of life. I've also prioritized allowing myself let go more and receive more support, more love, more laughter. It feels so good.
I've been a fan of Chakrub for many years now. Therefore, I was quite excited to receive the Obsidian wand. Upon first use, I was pleasantly surprised by the wands weight and size, which made the first-time experience sweet. On my third use, I decided to switch it up. I took a nice warm bath, lit some candles and allowed myself to see where the moment took me. I found myself unexpectedly verbalizing affirmations to myself in the midst of giving and receiving my own pleasure. Statements like, 'I forgive myself' and 'I truly love myself,' poured out of my mouth. It was such an intimate experience that filled me up with immense love for self. I'm glad to have something like this in my life. "