39 min

Episode 6: What is clit feminism? with sexologist Mal Harrison‪.‬ Spectra

    • Society & Culture

We talk with Mal Harrison, director of the Institute for Erotic Intelligence, who gives us a brief history of the clitoris and talks about the importance of eroticism.
The clitoris has a long history of discovery and rediscovery-dating back to the 16th century, with notable discoveries in the 1700s and 1840s with Georg Ludwig Kobelt. In more recent history, scientific research was published showing the full size of the clitoris’s internal structure. In 1998, urologist Dr. Helen O’Connell concluded that “current anatomical descriptions of female human urethral and genital anatomy are inaccurate.” In 2003, Dr. Claire C. Yang published the first MRI imagery of the clitoris and then in 2008, researchers  Dr. Odile Buisson and Dr. Pierre Foldès provided the first 3-D sonogram of the internal clitoris. Even to this day, most anatomy texts don’t show the full scope of the clitoris and only compare it to male anatomy. In 2011, Mal wrote about the internal structure of the clitoris in her column for the Museum of Sex.
You can sign her petition to redefine the clitoris in the US National Medical Library & the MeSH at change.org, visit: https://www.change.org/p/should-the-clitoris-be-defined-as-a-female-penis
 
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Follow Mal @eroticintelligence and at www.centerforeroticintelligence.org.
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Email us: spectrapodcast@gmail.com
 

We talk with Mal Harrison, director of the Institute for Erotic Intelligence, who gives us a brief history of the clitoris and talks about the importance of eroticism.
The clitoris has a long history of discovery and rediscovery-dating back to the 16th century, with notable discoveries in the 1700s and 1840s with Georg Ludwig Kobelt. In more recent history, scientific research was published showing the full size of the clitoris’s internal structure. In 1998, urologist Dr. Helen O’Connell concluded that “current anatomical descriptions of female human urethral and genital anatomy are inaccurate.” In 2003, Dr. Claire C. Yang published the first MRI imagery of the clitoris and then in 2008, researchers  Dr. Odile Buisson and Dr. Pierre Foldès provided the first 3-D sonogram of the internal clitoris. Even to this day, most anatomy texts don’t show the full scope of the clitoris and only compare it to male anatomy. In 2011, Mal wrote about the internal structure of the clitoris in her column for the Museum of Sex.
You can sign her petition to redefine the clitoris in the US National Medical Library & the MeSH at change.org, visit: https://www.change.org/p/should-the-clitoris-be-defined-as-a-female-penis
 
Do you love Spectra? Write us a review and subscribe!
Follow Mal @eroticintelligence and at www.centerforeroticintelligence.org.
Follow us: @spectrapodcast
Email us: spectrapodcast@gmail.com
 

39 min

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