“This campaign will invite women to revere their magnificent anatomy and transcend beyond millennia of sexual shame and guilt,” said Clitoraid Spokesperson Nadine Gary.
She explained that Clitoraid provides clitoral restoration surgery to victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The organization launched “Clitoris Awareness Month” 3 years ago to address the problem of culturally sanctioned FGM.
“FGM is more prevalent in some areas of the world than others, such as in West Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, but this horrific practice is a worldwide problem,” Gary said. “It’s time for all women to embrace their sexual self-esteem and uninhibited sexual expression!”
She said that as part of May’s planetary celebration, women are invited to -email- an anonymous, proud picture of their vulva and clitoris, regardless of age, race or sexual orientation.” The resulting collage will be part of a grand art project presented during Clitoraid’s free international online webinar, My Body My Clitoris, to be held on Saturday, May 7 from 7-8 p.m. (EST). Access is totally free of charge - click here for access).
“The webinar will feature an international panel of guests speakers, including Dr. Marci Bowers and Dr. Betty Dodson both experts in female sexuality,” Gary said. “We’re so pleased that they can share their expert knowledge concerning women’s sexual pleasure.” She added that sensual meditation advocates Florence Laudoyer and Shizue Kaneko “will share in the art of pleasuring oneself with hands and toys while accessing the nectar of one’s femininity.”
Gary explained that sensual meditation is a technique developed by spiritual leader Rael (rael.org), whose humanitarian vision paired with science inspired the creation of Clitoraid.
“He is the author of the book ‘Sensual Meditation,’” Gary said. “He wrote, and I quote, ‘The human being is linked by his or her receptors, the senses, to the infinite, which surrounds and composes him or her. By developing one’s sensuality, one develops one’s capacity to feel connected with the infinite, to feel infinite oneself.’”
* In May 1994, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders advocated teaching teenagers about masturbation as an alternative for those who were sexually active. Dr. Elders was fired by the Clinton administration for this innovative statement, but May has been deemed “Masturbation Month”.
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