Now we have another thing to celebrate: International Clitoris Awareness Week!
Say what? First of all, yay for someone finally not being afraid to say clitoris. And second, yay for a whole week dedicated to a great part of the body!
This is the first ever Clitoris Awareness Week, and it’s about time. The people behind this brilliant idea are Clitoraid, an organization that celebrates sexual freedom and helps victims of female genital mutilation.
Clitoraid spokeswoman, Nadine Gary, stated “Clitoraid is proud to announce its first annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 6 to May 12.” Gary and the rest of the Clitoraid group have worked for years repairing clitorises and helping victims. In her statement, she revealed that they are opening “the world’s first Clitoral Restoration Hospital” on October 8th.
She told the Huffington Post, “We’ve noticed that the clitoris has not gotten its spot in the limelight. It makes people feel uncomfortable. For this week, we don’t want to focus on genital mutilation.”
International Clitoris Awareness Week will be held during the first full week of May, which is National Masturbation Month. Gary says that masturbation is something that will be addressed during ICAW, “We want to point it out and talk about it. Maybe some women will go to masturbation seminars.” Obviously, we’re all for masturbation here at Gurl! Self love is very important.
So how can you celebrate? Gary says “Whether through educational lectures, art exhibits, songs and dance, or a ‘girl’s night’ of sharing, each woman can celebrate sexual beauty the way she chooses.” Clitoraid is will be hosting events in the Las Vegas area where they’re based, but you can celebrate any way you want! Gather your friends for a girls’ night and talk openly about sex and masturbation. Or spend some time to explore your sexuality on your own!
I’m so thrilled that this week is happening, even if it’s starting on a small scale. Why shouldn’t we talk about clitorises? Why shouldn’t we talk about vaginas? Why shouldn’t we talk about masturbation and sex?
The more we talk about these things, the less power the stigmas have. Every woman should feel comfortable expressing (or not expressing) her sexuality ,and talking about your clitoris is just one of the ways you can do that. It’s an amazing part of your body, and you should celebrate it!
This week, show your clitoris some love!
What do you think about International Clitoris Awareness Week? Are you afraid to talk about your clitoris? Tell us in the comments!