We have half-assed middle school sex ed classes to thank for that, I'm sure. The clitoris in that picture is the product of a 3D printer and French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, who hopes the model will teach adolescents in France about the female reproductive system. After all, as Fillod told The Guardian , a woman's clitoris becomes erect when she is aroused, much like a penis—you just can't see it because most of the clitoris is internal. Also, did you know that the female erectile tissue, though internal, can be longer than a penis? You probably did not, if your sex education at all resembled most American sex education.
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In female human anatomy , the clitoral hood also called preputium clitoridis and clitoral prepuce is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the glans of the clitoris ; it also covers the external shaft of the clitoris, develops as part of the labia minora and is homologous with the foreskin equally called prepuce in male genitals. The clitoral hood is formed during the fetal stage by the cellular lamella. The clitoral hood is formed from the same tissues that form the foreskin in human males. The clitoral hood varies in the size, shape, thickness, and other aesthetic areas.
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