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Cliteracy 101

Cliteracy 101
New York artist Sophia Wallace wants you -- and everyone you know -- to be cliterate. "It's appalling and shocking to think that scientifically, the clitoris was only discovered in 1998," Wallace told The Huffington Post from her Brooklyn studio last week. "But really, it may as well have never been discovered at all because there's still such ignorance when it comes to the female body." The clitoris, described as the only human body part that exists solely for pleasure, is not merely a little "button" hidden between a woman's legs, but rather a large, mostly internal organ many people don't know about, Wallace explains. According to a 2011 post by Museum of Sex blogger Ms. In 1998, Australian urologist Helen O’Connell published a paper in the Journal of Urology describing the sheer scope and size of the clitoris. Wallace, citing anecdotal evidence, says ignorance still seems to be ever-pervasive in modern society. Scroll down to learn more about Wallace's project: What is "Cliteracy"? Related:  Intimacy

Testes size correlates with men's paternal instinct Men with smaller testes than others are more likely to be involved in hands-on care of their toddlers, a new study conducted by anthropologists at Emory University finds. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published the results of the study Sept. 9. Smaller testicular volumes also correlate with more nurturing-related brain activity in fathers as they are looking at photos of their own children, the study shows. "Our data suggest that the biology of human males reflects a trade-off between investments in mating versus parenting effort," says Emory anthropologist James Rilling, whose lab conducted the research. The goal of the research is to determine why some fathers invest more energy in parenting than others. Evolutionary Life History Theory posits that evolution optimizes the allocation of resources toward either mating or parenting so as to maximize fitness. The testes, in addition to producing testosterone in males, also produce sperm.

Tout ce que vous pensiez savoir sur le clitoris est probablement faux L’artiste new-yorkaise Sophia Wallace veut clittéralement vous éduquer – vous, et tous ceux que vous connaissez. « Il est affligeant et choquant de penser que scientifiquement, le clitoris n’a été découvert qu’en 1998, a-t-elle déclaré au Huffington Post, dans son studio de Brooklyn, la semaine dernière. Mais en réalité, quand on voit l’ignorance qui règne au sujet du corps de la femme, on aurait tout aussi bien pu ne jamais le découvrir du tout. » Le clitoris, décrit comme la seule partie du corps humain uniquement dédiée au plaisir, n'est pas qu'un simple petit « bouton » caché entre les cuisses des femmes, mais un organe principalement interne dont les gens ne savent pas grand-chose, nous explique Sophia Wallace. D'après un post de 2011 de Ms. En 1998, l'urologue australienne Helen O'Connell a publié un article dans le Journal of Urology qui décrit purement et simplement la taille et l'étendue du clitoris. Loading Slideshow La vaginite Il s'agit d'une inflammation du vagin. L'art de rue

What do women want? It depends on the time of the month If she loves you and then she loves you not, don’t blame the petals of that daisy. Blame evolution. UCLA researchers analyzed dozens of published and unpublished studies on how women’s preferences for mates change throughout the menstrual cycle. Their findings suggest that ovulating women have evolved to prefer mates who display sexy traits – such as a masculine body type and facial features, dominant behavior and certain scents – but not traits typically desired in long-term mates. So, desires for those masculine characteristics, which are thought to have been markers of high genetic quality in our male ancestors, don’t last all month – just the few days in a woman’s cycle when she is most likely to pass on genes that, eons ago, might have increased the odds of her offspring surviving and reproducing. The findings will appear online this month in Psychological Bulletin, which is published by the American Psychological Association.

Recherche médicale: tout pour le pénis, rien pour le clitoris Quel est le seul organe spécifiquement dédié au plaisir? Réponse, le clitoris. Pourtant, cet organe érectile qui conduit directement à l’orgasme n’intéresse guère la communauté médicale et scientifique. En pleine controverse autour du Lybrido, médicament des troubles du désir féminin (en cours d’essais cliniques), le constat s'impose: la recherche en matière de sexualité féminine ne progresse qu’avec l’obstination de quelques militants. La sexologue Ghislaine Paris, qui vient de publier son troisième ouvrage, L’importance du sexuel, estime que le clitoris est «méconnu» des médecins et «maltraité» par eux. Anecdote vécue: «Au dernier Congrès de sexologie, nous avons eu une communication sur les troubles érectiles chez l’homme dus au diabète et aux problèmes d’athérosclérose. Il est vrai que l’on vient de loin. «On a des tonnes d’articles sur le pénis, son fonctionnement, le lien avec le cerveau; mais rien sur le clitoris. Les femmes après l’amour: «C’était très bien» Concrètement:

How Common is Your Sexual Fantasy? "Masters of Sex" on ShowtimeWe had no idea. We all have at least one, and most of us have many: Sexual fantasies. In fact, it's normal, and even healthy, to have sexual fantasies. What might not be normal is the type of sexual fantasy you're daydreaming over. A new study is helping shed light on which sexual fantasies are prevalent and which are unusual and rare. Until recently, scientists had limited data on what constituted a normal sexual fantasy versus an unusual one, and most surveys that had explored this sensitive territory had surveyed only university students. To find out once and for all what the general population thinks about, a team of scientists at the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, straight up asked 1,517 adults residing in Quebec about their sexual fantasies. The team conducted an internet survey with 799 women and 717 men, where the mean age of the subjects was 30 years. Here are some examples of the statements they answered:

Oui, l’orgasme féminin est mécanique, et alors? Temps de lecture: 4 min Le 12 juin 2012 paraissait dans The Lancet le résultat de l’expérience menée par Pierre Foldès, urologue (avec le Dr Béatrice Cuzin, également urologue, et la démographe Armelle Andro, de l’Ined): il a en effet mis au point une technique chirurgicale permettant de réparer les mutilations sexuelles chez les femmes. Trente années de combat qui portent aujourd’hui leurs fruits, puisque la publication des travaux de Pierre Foldès dans The Lancet valide la technique. Les résultats sont impressionnants: pour résumer, non seulement la chirurgie pratiquée par le Dr Foldès soulage, dans une grande majorité des cas, les douleurs clitoridiennes, mais elle permet également aux femmes qui ont bénéficié de cette intervention d’éprouver du plaisir, et même d’avoir des orgasmes. Le mot réparation, qui évoque plus une visite chez le garagiste qu’une démarche thérapeutique, peut heurter. Wow! Le «bouton sacré» «masqué par sa capuche»

Study Reveals Something Surprising About "Abnormal" Sexual Interests “Weird” is the norm when it comes to sexual desires, according to a recent study from the University of Montreal. In fact, almost half of us could have sexual fantasies which are considered “deviant” or “atypical” under current psychiatric criteria. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, probed 1,040 Canadians of both genders on their sexual behavior and interests. From this sample group, the researchers have said they imagine their findings could be applied to the whole of North America and Europe. Under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) – often mockingly referred to as psychiatry's "bible" – sexual behaviours are divided into normophilic (deemed as “normal” or "typical" behaviour) and paraphilic (deemed as “anomalous” or "deviant"). 45.5 percent of the people asked said they were interested in at least one type of sexual behaviour that is considered paraphilic and 33 percent had said they had actually acted on these fantasies.

La clitoridectomie comme traitement contre l'onanisme dans l' Europe du 19ème siècle. - pelenop Or ce phénomène n'a pas sévi que dans ces pays, il fut largement répandu dans l'Europe du XIXème et XXème siècle en Europe. L'onanisme ( " se souiller les mains") a toujours été vu comme un acte pouvant « détruire la maison ». « Le système clitoridien ne se modifie pas dans l'âge adulte et la femme conserve toute sa vie cette autonomie érotique; le spasme clitoridien est comme l'orgasme mâle une sorte de détumescence qui s'obtient de manière quasi mécanique » Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe, p 147 aux éditions Folio Essais; 1949. Au XIXème siècle, la masturbation était considérée comme une des causes principales de l'hystérie féminine. En 1836, le docteur Lallemand publie en 3 volumes (soit 1 748 pages), un ouvrage contre la masturbation féminine. En France, le mot hystérie renvoie au professeur Charcot (né à Paris le 29 novembre 1825 et mort à Montsauche-les-Settons le 16 août 1893), grand spécialiste des traitements contre ce mal qui rongait les femmes.

Gratitude predicts greater sexual communal strength in romantic couples New psychology research indicates that gratitude motivates people to meet the sexual needs of their romantic partners. The study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, suggests those who feel appreciated by their partner and appreciative towards their partner tend to have a stronger sexual bond. “I became interested in this topic because I think it is applicable to many people. Over the course of a romantic relationship, people will likely experience times when they do not feel sexually satisfied, and this can be harmful to their overall relationship satisfaction,” said study author Ashlyn Brady of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brady and her colleagues then conducted a longitudinal study with 118 heterosexual couples. To test whether there was a causal association, the researchers conducted an online experiment with 285 individuals. But the study — like all research — includes some caveats. (Image by Anastasiya Babienko from Pixabay)

The Internal Clitoris | Museum of Sex Blog Consider this: In over five million years of human evolution, only one organ has come to exist for the sole purpose of providing pleasure—the clitoris. It is not required for reproduction. It doesn’t have a urethra running through it like the penis, and thus, does not urinate. Its sole function—its singular, wonderful purpose—is to make a woman feel good! Sadly, it is precisely because the clitoris has no function apart from female pleasure that science has neglected to study it as intricately as the penis. In my last post I wrote about Princess Marie Boneparte and her revolutionary work on the female orgasm. Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located. The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans. The glans is connected to the body or shaft of the internal clitoris, which is made up of two corpora cavernosa. Sketch of an erect clitoris The corpus cavernosum also extends further, bifurcating again to form the two crura.

pas de clitoris dans l’encyclo des filles | Anne Bert- auteur Blog Impermanence Décidément les filles, on doute parfois d’avoir réellement avancé dans la difficile perception du sexe féminin…. Pour Noël, j’ai offert à une toute adolescente L’encyclo des filles de Sonia Feertchak & Catel Muller éditée chez Plon en 2012. Entrées alphabétiques comme il se doit dans une encyclopédie. Les thèmes bien classiques cernent les interrogations des adolescentes, leur univers est largement ratissé, du maquillage futile à la binge drinking, du blog à la fugue, en passant par les poils et la pédophilie, le prince charmant et le viol…ainsi 535 pages passent en revue la vie des jeunes filles. Alors, venons-en au sacrilège . En 2012, en pleine discussion de mariage unisexe, de fabrication d’enfants de toutes les manières possibles et imaginables, de transgenre, de lutte rageuse contre l’excision, la fille n’a toujours pas de clitoris dans les encyclopédies censées leur enseigner qui elles sont et comment elles peuvent fonctionner. En est-on encore au Moyen Age ? Like this: vierge

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