|New York artist Sophia Wallace promotes what she calls “cliteracy.”|
I don’t blog about sex. Mostly because it’s none of your damn business. And partly because both me-n-T’s mothers tend to keep up with my writing.
But I can’t help but bring to your attention artist Sophia Wallace’s work promoting and educating about the clitoris. (If I just lost half of you, gentle readers, I’m sorry, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled PG content soon!)
Wallace’s art addresses misconceptions about the only human body part which functions purely for pleasure and asks people to become “cliterate,” aka understand the clitoris and how it works.
Some stats from Wallace’s work that surprised me:
- The clitoris was only discovered (in modern medical literature anyway) in 1998. 1998!
- Rather than a tiny external “button,” the clitoris is a huge, mostly internal organ
- Only a handful of doctors know how to repair the clitoris after genital mutilation (e.g., “female circumcision”)
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