SEX-ED+

What is SEX-ED + about?

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

Bookworm alert! Take a tour of SEX-ED + bookshelves

Because SEX-ED + would never have existed without the artistic, activist and scientific publications of others, let’s put the spotlight on people who give us food for thoughts. Cliquez ici pour voir la liste des titres en Français. Hot, Wet and Shaking, by Kaleigh Trace, Invisible Publishing. The author – disabled, queer, sex-educator – chronicles her journey from ignorance to bliss as she shamelessly discusses her sexual exploits, bodily negotiations and attempts at adulthood, sparing none of the details and assuming you are not polite company.   The Ultimate Guide to

Interview: the human behind SEX-ED + project

Pénis au repos en plâtre- Modèle 4

Interview by Pedro Marques for Vamos falar de sexualidade/ Let’s talk about sexuality blog. Translation and Correction and: Ana Filipa Monteiro 10 January 2020 Q: What has motivated you to work in the specific fields of sex education and sexual / reproductive health & rights? It sort of just happened. In university I have been studying social movements, especially queer, feminist and anti-authoritarian organizations and politics. I was also active in those movements, where issues around bodies and sexualities are discussed with a political perspective. I facilitated workshops, did a

Print your own 3D clitoris!

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

One year already for SEX-ED +

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

REPRESENTATION MATTERS!

Vulve-peinte- peau brune

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

Penises!

Kit diversité de pénis- en érection- Modèles 1,2 et 3- Silicone

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

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

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