Can you get pregnant in the hot tub...um, just by sitting in it?
And can you get pregnant on your period?
These are the types of questions a new video called MISCONCEPTIONS aims to dispel. Created by WomanCare Global CEO Saundra Pelletier, and featuring actress Jessica Biel, the amazingly hilarious comedian Whitney Cummings, and actress/model Joy Bryant, this is the latest release in the digital series "If You Don't Tell Them, Then Who Will."
The series was inspired by Biel's experience TTC with her husband Justin Timberlake (swoon). The actress started wondering, "I've been on the Pill for so long; how hard will it be to get pregnant?" This was just one sex question she realized she didn't know the answer to. Thus, her participation in this modern take on sex-ed and women's health.
Watching MISCONCEPTION is almost like sitting around drinking coffee with your girlfriends. If your girlfriends were super famous and impossibly gorgeous. And one of them was married to Justin Timberlake.
Biel, who typically prefers to keep her private life, well, private, took to Instagram to help promote the video, and shared a rare photo of her son Silas as they got ready in the morning. She also answered a series of personal questions about her morning routine. You know, after she gets out of the bed she shares with Justin Timberlake. Here's a sample of what she said:
What time do you get up? It varies but I would say always (2) hours before I'd really like to.
How many times do you snooze? I'm not a snoozer. Never have been. Wish I was but I would never get up if I did. I do snooze periodically throughout the day during any sort of boring conversation.
3 things you can't live without in the AM? Yoga. Eating breakfast with my kid. Listening to Erykah Badu while I eat with my kid. We love her.
What's your morning drink? Bullet Proof Decaf Coffee.
Wait, she doesn't drink caffeinated coffee? Now I'm truly impressed. And you will be too, watching her super relatable and candid chit chat with Cummings and Bryant in MISCONCEPTION.
According to a press release, this series is part of a coordinated campaign to drive open conversations and encourage girls to get educated and seek reliable sources for accurate information about their own bodies. Pelletier says:
"The current state of sex education in the U.S. has resulted in millions of women making decisions about their bodies without all the facts and all the choices available to them. The truth is, women want to understand their bodies and know what's happening within themselves, but we don't feel comfortable asking the questions. We hope the 'Then Who Will' campaign will help take the stigma out of asking questions and correcting misconceptions, so that more women can make the right decisions for their lives. One size does not fit all!"
Hey, if Jessica Biel is comfortable talking about having sex on her period, then I'm game!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.