BY Isabel Bartholomew
on May 19, 2015
Huffington Post’s new interactive feature, inspired by badass artist Sophia Wallace’s Cliteracy project, takes us on a mind-blowing tour of the clitoris. The feature provides readers with history, anatomy, and a discussion of the culture surrounding sex education today (plus lots of awesome videos).
“[Cliteracy] is a mixed media project that explores a paradox; the global obsession with sexualizing female bodies in a world that is illiterate when it comes to female sexuality,” says Wallace. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 18, 2015
Yup, that’s right. This just took the VCC (Vulvar Clitoral Complex, let's make that a thing okay?) to another level. If you’re an open-minded/bare-all-and-don’t-give-a-shit-who-sees-it kind of person, these clit-themed Mac and PC track pads (3 sizes: small, medium, and large) are definitely one way to make that known.
So. Here they are.
Drawbacks: This item doesn’t really feature a diverse or realistic range of vaginas. Read More
In 1949, people were finally starting to think about women’s sex lives. Around 20 years before the Women’s Liberation and sexual education was in full-force, the female orgasm remained a mystery. Without knowledge of the clitoris or the G-spot, many women didn’t experience climaxing, and sadly, many were made to feel “frigid” and asexual because of it.
How elusive and majestic, exactly, was the female orgasm? This illustration published in Sexology magazine in 1949 should give us a clue. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Aug 30, 2013
Envision this: a giant, solid-gold clitoris suspended on a spring, rodeo style. Women and men ride it, dance around it, and are generally just happy to be in its awe-inspiring presence. No, this isn't that awesome dream you had last Tuesday, it's just one of the many features of artist Sophia Wallace’s latest project: Cliteracy. A little more than ten years ago, the human race had only a vague notion of the scientific workings of the clitoris (shout out to my girl, urologist Helen O’Connell!). Now, one woman is taking it upon herself to make sure everyone knows. Read More
The clitoris is possibly the most powerful pencil eraser-sized nubbin' on the entire planet, but also the most controversial.
Since 1970, when Anne Koedt published the groundbreaking Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm, the clitoris has slowly but surely been moving to the fore of women's sexual pleasure. In the article, Koedt fiercely critiqued the prevailing idea that women primarily achieved orgasm through vaginal intercourse, painting the vaginal orgasm as a "myth" perpetuated to keep women bound to men for sexual pleasure. Read More