Cliteracy

Fact: Did you know that until an Australian urologist examined the clitoris of corpses donated for research in 1998, nobody had ever done so for the purposes of a medical journal? That year again was 1998! Every damn other organ had been examined, charted, studied and put in jars all over the world, but not the clitoris.

Despite the plethora of pornography and sex advice available 24/7, more people are spectacularly ignorant of the clitoris than virtually anything else in the world that there are that many of (over 4 billion not very well served). 

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Huff Po helps to get the word out about artist Sophia Wallace’s Cliteracy effort through her installation for the Museum of Sex in NY to help demystify and educate about the clitoris.  

“I wanted to talk about female genitals in a way that I felt wasn’t really being talked about,” Wallace said. “For me, this word ‘cliteracy’ perfectly breaks down the idea of the project. It’s this pithy, wonderful little word that encapsulates so much so quickly and so simply. It illuminates this idea of total illiteracy and incompetence when it comes to the female body.”

Wallace created Cliteracy, 100 Natural Laws as part of her Cliteracy Project. Phrases like:

  • “The Clitoris is not a button it is an iceberg”
  • “A Man would never be expected to get off through sex acts that ignored his primary sexual organ”
  • “Freedom in society can be measured by the distribution of orgasms””

Check out Ms Wallace’s Tumblr for more enlightening clitoral fun.

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