3D and Sex Education: the clitoris printed in 3D

How to master the clitoris?

As part of this month of the woman, many achievements have been celebrated. We appreciate one of these realizations by talking about sex education today. The world of 3D congratulated Odile Fillod, sociologist of science and scientific popularization, who printed a 3D clitoris at an anatomical scale.

This creation mainly aims at ensuring a proper anatomical sex education. The choice of this organ lies in the fact that for the researcher, one needs to “acquire a base of accurate and sufficiently complete knowledge on the anatomy and the functioning of the genitals, as well as on sexuality in general.” It goes without saying that this aim is part of the missions assigned to schools.

In addition, there are different stakes in the knowledge of the clitoris and its membranes.

The first one is to make people realize that the penis and the clitoris are similar, even in their functioning. In simple words, the woman’s excitement also results in an erection but they will have some difficulties to get an erection if their clitoris is not stimulated. Odille F. thus shows that female pleasure is neither mysterious, nor more cerebral than male pleasure.

Moreover, excision does not appear at all as a female circumcision, it is rather a dangerous genital mutilation. It would consist of “cutting / removing the glans of a man’s penis.

Finally, women must appropriate their body, understand it, know what gives them pleasure and why.

3D: a tool to deliver messages.

Big up to 3D which is used as a tool by lecturers and therapists to spread education. It is simpler to understand an organ’s functioning by manipulating it in 3D rather than simply looking at the 2D drawings.

In addition, thanks to 3D, it is possible to better understand the size of the organ and the technical and fun aspect makes it possible to tackle the subject without too many taboos.

The realization, In real:

Following a report on sexist biases in school books and the platform’s creation for pedagogical videos on gender, the researcher created a model with the help of Fablab (from Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie). Mélissa Richard, from the lab realized the conception on the basis of the diagrams that Odille Fillod gave:

 the clitoris printed in 3D

In order to allow science and education professionals to freely print it in 3D, the design is shared under creative licenses commons.

For more information about Odille Fillod and her future projects (including the printing of the penis in 3D), feel free to visit her blog.

 

Kety S.

Corporate communication and content marketing specialist at 3D Adept, Kety has a great interest in technological innovations, precisely for the scope of 3D printing on different sectors of activity. In order to take advantage of it, a wide range of innovations still have to be discovered about the technologies that shape the world of tomorrow.

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