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Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace Wants You To Know The Truth About The Clitoris

Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace Wants You To Know The Truth About The Clitoris
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"?

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