Happy Birthday SEX-ED + ! This weird little project that started in a Montréal kitchen is still very much alive and kicking! Let’s celebrate one year of activity for SEX-ED + 🥳 In September 2018, thanks to a successful crowdfunding on Ulule, SEX-ED + was able to buy the material necessary to start selling its sex education pedagogical supports. One year later, it is going strong and is a one person full time job with an (almost) decent wage. Thanks to everyone who gave a hand and keep doing so
To respond to the expressed needs of sex educators, SEX-ED + is developing new tools which represents darker skin toned genitalia. *** Since it’s beginning two years ago, SEX-ED + politic has been to not create tools with realistic skin tones. The idea behind this stance is that one can learn about genital anatomies and their diversity with blue, green and orange reproductions of genitalia…We felt that producing models with realistic skin tones could encourage discussions around damaging and erroneous racial stereotypes. The only exception to this rule has been
They come in different size, shape and in all the colors of the rainbow when they come out of SEX-ED + workshop! SEX-ED + molds genitalia to create tools for sexual education and sexual health professionals. They can be used to talk about anatomy, stimulation, pleasure, safer-sex practices, body image and much more. Several kits are currently available: 2 silicone, average-sized penis kit, molded on a cis-dyadic human (flaccid and erect) 3 silicone, average-sized penis kit, molded on a cis-dyadic human (flaccid, semi-erect and erect) 2 silicone penis kit, molded
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.
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