Do you know that the first clitoris was only available in 2016? It may seem surprising, but in 2020 we are still gathering knowledge around genitalia. This has consequences on the way we treat and perceive our body, or the bodies of others. It also impacts the training of medical professionals and the quality of care and intervention. No one would consider teaching cardiology using this type of tool: (shows a red paper heart). But in sex-ed right now we have this type of tool: (shows a plastic banana). And
Do you realize that the first modelization of a clitoris has only been available since 2016? And that this amazing scientific step has been possible thanks to the generosity of independent French researcher Odile Fillod who decided to dedicate one year of her life to the project, without any funding? Thank to her work, supported by Philippe Cosentino and le Carrefour numérique -Cité des sciences Paris, the file for printing a 3D clitoris is now available to all. But how do you print a 3D clitoris? It’s quite easy, let
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
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.
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