Meghan Markle discussed female sexuality on the latest episode of her “Archetypes” podcast — and she did not hold back when commenting on the “stigma” many women face when it comes to sexual exploration.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, did a deep dive into the nuanced topic with guests Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City, and Golden Globe winner Michaela Jaé Rodriguez on the Tuesday, November 22, episode.
“I don’t understand what it is about the stigma surrounding women and their sexuality, the exploration of their sexuality that is so much more vilified than for a man,” Meghan shared on the “Beyond the Archetype: Human, Being” episode, which was filmed at her old high school.
The Suits alum kicked off the discussion by reminiscing about her own past as a teen.
“You’re so young. You’re so impressionable and you also think you know everything when you’re a teenager,” she said. “But for young women especially this is the time period in which you sort of start to look around. Around the culture and society, the messages you’re receiving, and you ask yourself constantly, ‘How am I supposed to be?'”
Meghan also asked several students at her alma mater, Immaculate Heart, their thoughts on some of the derogatory words women are referred to — including “the B-word” and “bimbo.” While the students were upset about “bitch,” they revealed that they had only heard “bimbo” used on TikTok — an eye-opening comment for the Bench author and perhaps a sign of welcome change.
“I mean talk about aging myself, but this idea of the bimbo, the dumb blonde, this was something that I grew up seeing all the time, and here we go, they hadn’t,” she remarked. (Meghan previously spoke about the term on an episode about her days as a Deal or No Deal model.)
This isn’t the first time Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, have been candid about their personal journeys since stepping down from their duties as senior royals in 2020 and subsequently moving from the U.K. to California.