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Artist Creates 3D Clitoris Models To Help Educate 31% Of Men Who Can’t Find It

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Artist Creates 3D Clitoris Models To Help Educate 31% Of Men Who Can’t Find It

For some people, a woman's sexual anatomy is a complete, unfathomable mystery.

And now, one artist is looking to educate the population by printing life-sized models of one of the vagina's most fascinating components - the clitoris.

Watch the process below.

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Caroline Barrueco, 34, began making her vulva sculptures with detachable clitorises four years ago when she realised even she wasn't aware of what the organ actually looked like.

The Berlin-based artist explained: "When I discovered the real shape of the clitoris, I was so shocked that I didn't know it.

"It's a part of the body and yet it is so unknown. This lack of information impacts so many people."

Caroline wants people to understand women's body (Credit: SWNS)
Caroline wants people to understand women's body (Credit: SWNS)
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The delicate sculptures, which are also sold as necklaces with clitoris pendants, are made out of renewable bio-compostable plastic or steel and come in a range of different colours and sizes.

Now, Caroline is hoping her artwork will help close the gap of sexual awareness between men and women, and help those understand the geography of our bodies.

"The amount of nerves in the penis and the clitoris are basically the same," Caroline said, "but women have considerably less orgasms than men.

"This is not an anatomical issue, it's a cultural one.

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Caroline sells her artwork on Etsy (Credit: SWNS)
Caroline sells her artwork on Etsy (Credit: SWNS)

"It's about understanding the importance of the clitoris for orgasms - we are making it clear that the clitoris is the fundamental part of sexual pleasure for people with vulvas."

The orgasm gap is particularly troublesome as it shows how wide the gap is between male and female pleasure.

Research by Durex has shown that 30 per cent of heterosexual men believe the best way to bring their partners to orgasm is via vaginal penetration, when in reality more than half of women said they climax more often through clitoral stimulation, 33 per cent favour finger foreplay and 22 per cent prefer oral play.

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Despite the disparity of pleasure between the sexes, over half of men (a staggering 56 per cent) believe an orgasm is not "necessary" for women to enjoy sex, while one in five women admit they don't always get the right stimulation they require to climax.

Caroline says the vulva models are popular with sex therapists and couple's therapists who use them to help educate their clients and improve their sex lives.

She created her first vulva model using a 3D design by French sociologist Odile Fillod.

The clitoris merch has proven popular (Credit: SWNS)
The clitoris merch has proven popular (Credit: SWNS)
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She then made her own model using an MRI photograph of a clitoris.

"I kind of made an artistic leap to make it beautiful with the data that I had," Caroline said.

She creates the models and necklaces in her Berlin studio with three 3D printers - each life-size vulva takes three hours to print.

"You put in a filament made of bioplastic and then it melts layer by layer and constructs the object," she said.

Caroline now sells her vulva models on her Etsy shop Clito where a plastic model costs $60 (£42), a solid steel model is $160 (£112) and a clitoris necklace is $23 (£16).

The sculptures are also used by sex therapists (Credit: SWNS)
The sculptures are also used by sex therapists (Credit: SWNS)

"For me, it's a matter of reaching more people and spreading more information," she said.

"Some people ask me why I am not making models the shape of a penis.

"The day that the shape of the clitoris is as known as well as the shape of the penis, I will not need to make my models anymore."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life News, Life, Sex & Relationships, Health

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