Humans of Intimacy: Jill Angelo

We interviewed Jill in latest BBXX podcast interview, “Bring On The Heat”.

She is the C.E.O and Co-Founder of Gennev, the first-of-its-kind online clinic for menopause. Jill Angelo was a Microsoft executive on sabbatical and looking to make a change.

Only 7% of women get the help they need to manage menopause symptoms. Jill and her business parter realized they could do great things for women in menopause, and soon thereafter, Gennev was born.

The most important thing is communication.

It’s being able to talk with your partner—and feeling comfortable doing it—about what you need, what you want, what feels good, as well as being able to ask them what they’re thinking and what their needs are.

In my younger relationships, I think I always felt like I was supposed to do something or be something specific.

There’s a freedom that comes with age and experience. You learn a lot through “the failed relationships,” both physically and emotionally. Now, I have the wonderful opportunity to apply those lessons to my marriage.

In addition to the open and comfortable conversations, more than anything else, I think we also just care for and respect each other so deeply.

I care just as much about his needs as I do my own, and that’s something that has not only evolved over time with age and experience but also with finding the right kind of person and partner.

I think that my ability to feel satisfied or to feel loved has come through finding that person—and it took quite some time for me. And that’s okay.

I think people tend to force things.

We think that we have to get it right—immediately.

I needed time to evolve, not only as a woman but in my relationships. So, I guess the biggest lesson is to take the pressure off yourself and let things unfold. Let time run its course. Whether it’s sexual fulfillment or emotional fulfillment, it requires time. It doesn’t just happen because you are a certain way and you can’t manufacture it.

It needs to evolve over time.


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