If you’re one of those people still bemused by the mysteries of the female anatomy, namely the vagina, this news is going to further dumbfound you. Life and sex coach Kim Anami is taking ‘vaginal kung fu’ – female genital weightlifting – on a world tour. What she’s aiming to do, aside from achieve the gawping attention of men and women around the globe, is lift objects representative of a local area – and post them to Instagram. So in L.A., she pussy-pumped a surfboard and gluten-free organic donuts, while in Bali she heaved tropical fruit, like coconuts. The L.A.-based ‘sexpert’, who believes that shooting ping pong balls with her lady parts is “an essential life skill”, is looking for “pretty” and “witty” submissions until May 25 – via Instagram handle @kimanami, using the hashtag #thingsiliftwithmyvagina – for ‘weights’ and places to lift. Aren’t we all? Anami shares her top tips for better sex and why sexual well-being begins with a strong vagina.

Why did you decide to go on a world tour?

— To spread the vaginal love and educate women worldwide about the power and pleasure of a strong vagina. Plus, I thought my vagina would look good amongst a number of international backdrops.

Why is shooting ping pong balls from your vagina “an essential life skill”?

— Apart from the pleasurable benefits that accompany an all-powerful vagina, such as an increased ability to orgasm, ejaculate and lubricate, it improves sexual pleasure for both the woman and her partner. A woman also requires a strong pelvic floor to prevent and eliminate urinary incontinence, and to avoid pelvic organ prolapse. All of the above benefits increase sexual and overall confidence in a woman.

What is the motivation behind what you do? Female empowerment?

— It’s about education and empowerment, and to blow certain myths out of the water, such as, “Not all women can have vaginal orgasms”, or “Women have lower libidos than men”. The main reason these situations occur is because most women have numb vaginas. If the vagina is weak, it feels numb. Women won’t feel sexually interested if they can’t feel anything. Hence the cure-all remedy of vaginal weightlifting.

How does it improve the sex lives of both men and women?

— The woman can use her vagina like a hand to massage and stimulate the man. This level of sentience for vaginas is normal. This is what all vaginas ought to be able to and can do.

National Masturbation Day is coming up on May 28th. Why is this important? Apart from the obvious, what are the benefits of masturbating?

— It’s important to remain sexually active and connected to yourself, even if you don’t have a partner. There are innumerable benefits to having frequent orgasms: they are a natural antidepressant, effective weight loss tool and anti-aging method, amongst other things. Plus, you generate pheromones, which make you more attractive to the opposite sex. For that reason, masturbation is one of the best tools you have to attract a new partner into your life.

Even within a relationship, if you are separated at times, you can keep the fire going with mutual masturbation sessions, or just on your own. I’ve had a lot of great masturbation texting experiences in my time.

What are the most common mistakes that men and women make in the bedroom?

— Not being open to new things, and thinking they know it all. The best lovers know there is always something more to learn, and they are willing to confront sexual taboos to see what pleasure might lie therein.

Kim Anami’s top tips for better sex:

  • Study, read, and take workshops. Look at how to constantly up your game.
  • Commit to regular sex with your partner and/or yourself.
  • Get to know your own pleasure zones.
  • If you have sexual blocks, clear them. Meaning, anything that prevents you from deeper intimacy, needs to be explored and transcended. This might mean therapy or other forms of healing.
  • Communication. Talk about it inside and outside of the bedroom. Discuss things you’d like to explore and keep the conversation going while you are making love.