So ... how's your cliteracy? You heard that right, clit-eracy. As in clitoris. It's a term coined by New York artist Sophia Wallace in a mixed media art project called Cliteracy: 100 Natural Laws. She defines the term as:

  1. The quality or state of being cliterate, especially an ability to navigate the clitoris based on the understanding that it is fundamental to the female orgasm.
  2. Fluency in clinguistics. A person well-versed in clinguistic pedagogy.
  3. Epistemic grasp of the precise anatomy, function, complexity and external and internal scale of the clitoris as discovered by Dr. Helen O'Connell in 1998.
  4. The applied knowledge that female orgasms are not happenstance, rather they are easily and predictably created with a basic understanding of female sexual anatomy.
  5. Far from the "little hill" as its Greek derived name kleitoris implies, the clitoris is more like a mountain, easily ten times larger than the average person realizes.
Wallace uses her art to make a case for the clit using scientific data, historical information, porn, pop culture and plenty of pith. Wallace describer her art as "an advertising campaign for the clitoris." Now that's a campaign we can get behind.

Get a few more interesting facts about the clitoris in Holy Clit, Batman! 9 Amazing Facts About the Clitoris. And if you're in the area, check out Wallace's exhibit at SCOPE art fair in New York.

CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws, by Sophia Wallace from Charlie Grosso on Vimeo.

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