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Why the French are leading the world in sex education

Why the French are leading the world in sex education

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As if they couldn’t get any better at sex, (we like to perpetuate positive stereotypes here) the French are about to introduce the female clitoris to the school curriculum. About time we all started getting more cliterate

"For the uninitiated, it looks like an octopus or a Neolithic goddess," offers French jeweller, Anne Larue, on her timely clit-necklace creation. This, in conjunction with breaking medical technology news, suggests France is experiencing something of a clitorial fixation.

Basically, as of September, French schools will be using the world's first anatomically correct clitoris model for sex-education, from primary to secondary classes. Created by socio-medical researcher Odile Filloid, the printable 3D clit will be used to educate students on such interesting facts as:

1. The clitoris is made up of the same tissue as the penis.
2. It is divided into legs, foreskin (eww) and a head.
3. It is made of the same erectile tissue as a penis and is usually longer (around 8 inches).
4. It's the only part of the human body that has the single function of pleasure.

The clit in question. Photo: Marie Docher/Company Handout

"It's important that women have a mental image of what is actually happening in their body when they're stimulated," Filloid explained to The Guardian. "It's also vital to know that the equivalent of a penis in a woman is not a vagina, it's her clitoris. Women get erections when they're excited only you can't see them because most of the clitoris is internal. I wanted to show that men and women are not fundamentally different."

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She continues, "Understanding that they have an erectile system just like men, I think women will start to experiment more. They will understand that pleasure is not some magic that only a partner knows how to give." Amen, sister.

For those of you who do want to enlighten your significant other - good news. The blue-print of the sculpture is open-source, meaning it is free to be accessed and used by anyone. May we suggest accidentally leaving a copy lying around your partners place? Just saying.

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