The Sexual Organ That Everyone Talks About, But No One Really Understands

Did you know that the clitoris wasn't scientifically discovered until 1998? Did you know that the average clitoris is 9-12 cm long and 6 cm wide? Did you know that clitoris is actually a Latin word that means "sheath" or "scabbard for a sword"? Are you not surprised that you don't know much about the clitoris? You're not alone.

Although women's sexuality is on every billboard, it's surprising how little we actually know about it. Visual artist Sophia Wallace was frustrated and decided to do something. She invented a term called "cliteracy' and it's exactly what you think it is. Clitoris literacy.


According to the Huffington Post, Sophia's cliteracy project has now gone viral. Do you think it will get more women interested in learning about their own sexuality? Do you think, like Sophia, that "freedom in society can be measured by the distribution of orgasms?"

Let me know what you think on Twitter and Facebook.

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Elizabeth Plank

Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

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