Fact vs. myth

3D model of clitoris hailed as the potential trigger for a ‘sexual revolution’

A full-size anatomical model of a clitoris will be used by French students in their sex education classes. (Handout)

An innovation that will allow school students across France to use a full-size anatomical model of the clitoris in their sex education classes is being hailed as the harbinger of a “sexual revolution.” In a comment piece for The Guardian, Minna Salami lays out how being able to visualize the organ, courtesy of 3D printing technology, “debunks myths that have repressed female sexuality for centuries.”

For starters, she says, the clitoris is not “small,” as it is conventionally described and defined, but in fact includes two shafts that are about 4 inches long. “Not only can we visualize that the clitoris is more than what the eye perceives; with the visual model we can also now get a mental image of how it encircles the vagina, making penetrative sex potentially orgasmic.”

Salami argues this is good news not just for women, but for men who have become convinced that satisfying a woman is cripplingly mysterious, as well as for adults who are responding to the curious questions from children about apparent differences between genitalia.

Imagine, she says, a world where it is common knowledge what a woman’s primarily anatomically sexual organ looks like. Revolutionary, indeed.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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