T his month, pupils across France will be able to use the first full-size anatomical model of a clitoris in their sex education classes. Considering all the technological, medical and scientific achievements humans have made, this seems to have taken a long time. The distribution of this model has been possible due to 3D printing technology ; but even three-dimensional MRI scans, which previously produced the most accurate representations of the clitoris, only became available in But it was worth the wait. Well, decide for yourself. The popular opinion seems to be that the 3D printed clitoris resembles a wishbone.
The Still-Misunderstood Shape of the Clitoris - The Atlantic
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In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora inner lips , above the opening of the urethra. Unlike the penis , the male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function. While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena , which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ. Some other mammals, such as lemurs and spider monkeys , also have a large clitoris.
Nonetheless, acknowledging the shape, size, or even existence of this essential body part has not always been par for the course—even in the medical profession. To a major extent its study has been dominated by social factors. Free to download , the life-size model was designed by the French engineer, sociologist, and independent researcher Odile Fillod and released early last year. Historical accounts of the clitoris are plagued by disparagement or ignorance. Though Magnus, a renowned scholar in the Middle Ages, considered the clitoris as homologous to the penis, not all who succeeded him agreed.