A new sex ed app called Ruby has just been launched by Glow, a company famous for their fertility app of the same name. The innovative feature that has been added to the new app is the fact that it provides women with a wide range of information and advice about their sexuality and their reproductive health, offering a vast view on the matter, as opposed to similar apps that only focus on fertility.
The women who are in the greatest need for advice and information regarding sexual health are teens and young adults, who in most cases find themselves overwhelmed by the issues they have to face. Since not all teens get to have truly useful sex ed classes, an app is perfect for them, because it provides the answers to their questions and the proper advice regarding issues that they might not even realize they were going through in a format that they are extremely familiar with.
Another enormous advantage that the Ruby app brings to the young women community is the fact that it offers privacy to its users, and the proper environment to get informed about the matters of their choice without facing judgement and without feeling embarrassed. This is extremely important, because all to often patients lie or omit valuable information from the history they present to their doctors, because they fear being judged. And this could have serious consequences, because the doctor doctor might not get a complete understanding of their situation and certain aspects of the treatment course could prove insufficient.
Ruby offers an judgement free space, where women of all ages can get informed regarding all the tabu topics that they might avoid discussing in an offline conversation, such as period issues, sex life guidelines and contraceptive measures.
“We think the Ruby app (…) can help women understand why its important to track our cycles and understand our bodies, (…) and ultimately be able to help women embrace the notion of having a healthy sex life.” said Glow’s partnership and market vice president, Jennifer Tye, in an interview for WIRED.
While Ruby will not be the only app on the market that is able to give out this type of information to women, it has the advantage of combining the information provided by several other apps into one and therefore, it has a better chance of relaying a more complete picture to its users.
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