‘The Bachelor’: Ashley Iaconetti Talks to Us About Her Ok-Y Partnership and Taking Charge of Sexual Health (Exclusive)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ashley Iaconetti

Former “The
” star Ashley Iaconetti chatted with us about her partnership with Ok-Y on a
new initiative to advertise higher intercourse. This promotion, referred to as Resting
Pleasured Face
, is targeted on empowering girls to get pleasure from pleasurable intercourse. As
a enjoyable a part of her collaboration with the model, they launched a nationwide
contest, asking girls to hitch the #RPF Pleasure Challenge and enter for a
likelihood to develop into Ok-Y’s Chief Pleasure Officer.

Here’s what Iaconetti instructed Showbiz Cheat Sheet concerning the partnership
and her ideas on taking cost of sexual well being.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What prompted you to accomplice with Ok-Y?

Ashley Iaconetti | Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic
Ashley Iaconetti | Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Ashley Iaconetti: I began my Bachelor journey in 2015 and I used to be a virgin on the time, and so they made a very massive deal of it on the present. And it type of adopted me via my whole Bachelor journey. And I used to be actually open about it. I obtained to a degree the place I used to be so comfy speaking about my virginity. Then I assumed, now I’m married to one of many guys that I met on the present [Jared Haibon].

I assumed, since I’m so open about my lack of getting intercourse, I’m like hey, now that I’m married, I’m so comfy speaking about having intercourse. And Ok-Y has been one of many manufacturers that I’ve cherished all through my experiences within the bed room. It’s nonetheless a comparatively new chapter in my life. And once they got here to me, speaking about their Resting Pleasured Face Challenge, I used to be like, this can be a model that I imagine in, that I take advantage of, and I’ve all the time been a fan of selling merchandise that I take advantage of and love. And I used to be like, alright, let’s be open about it.

CS: Why is it essential to be vocal about asking for what you need in mattress?

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in 2018 | Rich Fury/Getty Images for NYLONAshley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in 2018 | Rich Fury/Getty Images for NYLON
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon in 2018 | Rich Fury/Getty Images for NYLON

AI: I believe on the subject of lube or something you
would purchase in a intercourse store, folks surprise, ‘Why would you do that?’ And it’s
as a result of it makes you are feeling higher. And you’re not going to get the intercourse that you just
need except you talk, and that’s telling your accomplice what works and
what doesn’t be just right for you but in addition what merchandise improve [sex]. That’s what I
actually considered rather a lot with this marketing campaign. Lube is an enhancer. That’s the
good phrase for it.

Women ought to by no means be shy about saying, ‘Hey, this helps me in the bedroom. It makes the whole experience better. Don’t be shy about that. And the factor is, guys like it while you’re open and vocal about stuff that works as a result of they need to please you to the utmost they’ll. At least you probably have man–or girl!

CS:  What recommendation would you give somebody who’s embarrassed to go to a retailer to buy sexual wellness merchandise?

Ashley Iaconetti encourages others to ask for what they want in bed. | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesAshley Iaconetti encourages others to ask for what they want in bed. | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images
Ashley Iaconetti encourages others to ask for what they need in mattress. | Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

AI: I really feel like I might think about I might have been a bit bit shy about that, however since I’ve been sexually energetic, I haven’t been [shy]. Most folks will most likely have a look at the product once I’m testing, particularly should you’re at a intercourse store. They are the friendliest, most useful folks. They’re so open about their sexuality.

So, don’t ever really feel bizarre about going right into a intercourse store as a result of they may inform you precisely what they like. But going right into a drug retailer, I really feel like while you’re testing, the individual is scanning it and considering of their head, ‘Oh I like this too,’ or ‘I should probably try that.’ They’re undoubtedly not like, ‘Oh, I wonder why she’s shopping for it.’ 

CS: At what level in your life did you develop into daring
about asking for what you need in mattress?

AI: I don’t know if there was an precise level, however I
do bear in mind considering, ‘I believe I’ll get pleasure from [sex] extra if I’ve lube, and so
then I obtained it. I didn’t suppose it was that massive of a deal as a result of I used to be in an
open, loving relationship. So, I might say turning into verbal together with your accomplice is
No. 1. Being capable of freely talk with them, even when it feels prefer it
could be a clumsy subject. Just carry it up, and so they’re not going to suppose
it’s awkward.

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