The second edition of International Clitoris Awareness Week, which commenced on Sunday will come to a close on May 11, 2014.
Last year, Clitoraid, a non-profit, human rights organization that helps victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) and based in the US, launched the week-long event.
According to Nadine Gary, the spokeswoman for International Clitoris Awareness Week, a 7-day celebration of a part of the female body that’s shrouded in mystery.”The clitoris is a magnificent organ that has been ignored, vilified, made taboo, and even considered sinful through antiquated, patriarchal religious teachings.
“It’s time to give it the attention it deserves as the only organ with an exclusive sexual pleasure function.
“We found that whenever something has an ‘awareness day,’ it makes it more comfortable to talk about,” she said.
Various events are taking place around the world; most of them are “girls night out” parties where women meet to talk about what the clitoris means to them.
The climax takes place Tuesday in Burkina Faso, where Clitoraid has built something called the “Pleasure Hospital”.
The hospital does clitoris restoration procedures on women who’ve been subjected to genital mutilation rituals.
“We’ve done 38 operations so far since March and these women are going to speak about their newfound pleasure,” Gary added.