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Le clitoris

3 minutes

Meet the lucky little organ that is uniquely dedicated to pleasure

A small organ with an enormous number of nerve endings but a single mission – pleasure – the clitoris has historically been the source of much confusion and controversy. Debated, interpreted and reinterpreted (mostly by men), this organ has been viewed as everything from a fertility enhancer to entirely useless, and to this day remains a much misunderstood part of female anatomy. In her short animation Le Clitoris, the French-Canadian filmmaker Lori Malépart-Traversy offers an entertaining analysis and celebration of the clitoris, separating the facts from the many myths.

Director: Lori Malépart-Traversy

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