In january 2019, SEX-ED + was granted the Start-up of the month title by Quartier de l’innovation Montréal This article was originally published in french. journalist: Isabelle Langlois Consult article here Working in the field of sexual and reproductive rights advocacy for many years, researcher Magaly Pirotte knew that her field lacked anatomically exact physical representations of genitalia. After seeing the first full 3D model of a clitoris one of her colleagues made in 2016, she decided to make tools to fulfill this need. This led to the creation of
Starting a project from scratch is an invigorating, fulfilling and demanding experience. These last two years, SEX-ED + kept its human full-time busy. We had to learn molding techniques, to create prototypes, to try, to fail, to try again, to create a website, to produce marketing material, to learn how to prepare tax declarations, to get training about project development, to prepare lectures, to develop theoretical content…Pfiou! All of this has been realized on an employment subsidy, followed by a minimum wage grant for the project. We also did a
Le projet SEX-ED + apparaît à quelques reprises dans le dossier de La Gazette des femmes intitulé “le sexe des femmes: tout n’a pas été dit”. Ici un extrait de l’article de Anouk Lebel. Illustration de Mélanie Bergeron- Les folies passagères. “Établie à Montréal, l’intervenante en éducation et en santé sexuelle Magaly Pirotte teste depuis six mois des outils qui permettent de montrer où se trouve le clitoris dans la vulve. En mars 2017, elle a conçu une version souple du clitoris en silicone, en collaboration avec Odile Fillod.
UN PROJET MONTRÉALAIS POUR LA DIVERSITÉ DES ORGANES GÉNITAUX ACTUALITÉS | 4 mai 2018 Mariane Gilbert Le projet SEX-ED+ vise à « contribuer à une culture du consentement, un organe génital à la fois », en créant et diffusant des outils pédagogiques pour mieux faire connaître les organes génitaux. Concrètement, c’est à partir de moulages de réels organes génitaux que Magaly, la personne derrière le projet, produit des outils pour éduquer à la diversité des organes génitaux. Il est donc possible de se procurer un vaste spectre de représentations d’organes génitaux (mâle,
One of the last step that we need to do before selling officially is to put a price tag on those beautiful objects that you keep seeing. Of course, we want it to be accessible for everyone…but what does accessibility mean in relation to a fair pricing? Ever bought a silicone dildo? If yes, you know it’s pricey. Really pricey. If not, go take a look around. You can check the really nice products that the New York Toy Collective is making…they are lovely, they are perfect…but around 200$. Why
Those last few months, we collaborated with medical and scientific teams across the Atlantic ocean to develop a realistic looking model of vulva. Two prototypes are currently being used in Switzerland and in France with patient who have had excision and consider having a genital reconstruction. We are now developing a model with an insertable clitoris. Meet our mentors, partners in crime and collaborators in this documentary produced by Swiss TV (only in french). “Entre plaisir et santé, que savez-vous du clitoris?”
A lot of person ask us why it’s so important that folks actually know genital anatomies. Answer: when we have no words, no representations of what is below our belt, how can we imagine the possibilities, explore, name the pain and pleasure, the satisfactions and insatisfactions, wether it’s with oneself or in interaction with others? These drawings are part of an investigation realized in a couple of french schools, with teenagers (taken from the book ” La fabuleuse histoire du clitoris” , by Jean Claude Picard.) No need to speak
The Clito Curious project started in march 2017. It was the first step of what has now become Sex ed+, a larger project about a culture of consent and sex-positivity. The Clito Curious goal was to create and make available some anatomically correct models of clitoris made out of silicone to assist those doing sex-ed and to hopefully help erase the blind spot on this organ and its functions. While doing this, we wandered a bit and ended up creating several beautiful objects that we used to raise awareness about