Tools sex educators may want to know about (1)

There are currently three models of clitoris available for 3D printing. But only one of them is anatomically accurate, based on current scientific knowledge. First clitoris on the left is a model created by French researcher Odile Fillod and M. Richard at Carrefour Numérique Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris.This model has been later improved by O.Fillod and P. Cosentino to better represent average shapes and proportions of the clitoris. This second version  (center in the picture) is currently the most anatomically correct representation available. Third one on

National Sex Education Conference- Newak, NJ – 04/2019

Far away from home Attending and volunteering at the 2019 National Sex Ed Conference was a true delight! So many sex educators to learn from, especially sex educators of color who are requiring white sex educators to question their social positions, unpack their privileges and commit to teach sexuality education in a way that is anti-oppressive and emancipatory for all. Special thanks to: Wendasha Hall: “Flipping the script- Reframing sex education for black women and girls”. (https://thesensiblesexpert.com) Stephanie Zapata: ” Pulling out and leaning in: unpacking the heteronormative and white

SEX-ED + Making better tools to change the discourse on genital anatomy

Impression 3D clitoris

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

SEX-ED + updates /// Finance

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

SEX-ED + est dans la Gazette des femmes!

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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.  

Les 3 Sex parlent de SEX-ED + (deux fois le mot sex (3) dans un titre, pas mal non?)

les 3 sex

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,

Money, cash, dough…We want your opinion

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

Vulvas all around the globe

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?”  

The deep unknown: female genital anatomy

Vulva and penis drawing

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