Have Your Girly Thoughts Caused You to Loose Your Clit?

June 19th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Relationships | Sexuality | Women's Issues

Shocking? Yes. Toxic girly thoughts, those societally determined standards of right and wrong for women that have you trying to be the good girl in so many ways—including sexually—have had a powerful effect on you.

When you consider this, you know you have been conditioned by the media and the greater society to feel comfortable speaking about penises, the male sexual organ, yet you don’t feel the same sense of curiosity or even excitement about your own sexual organ, your clitoris.

And you are not alone. But thankfully, this is changing. After centuries of this part of your anatomy being clothed in secrecy, ignored, even literally removed, the clitoris is finally receiving attention.

Thanks to an underground art movement led by artist Sophia Wallace, the lies, myths, and rules about sex and the female body are being questioned and challenged. Yes, it took a woman artist to do this! The medical and research community, which finally began serious research on the clitoris in 1998, has not been able to garner the public attention that one woman was able to do—the power of ONE, yet again.

 

Want more? Watch this video:

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/cliteracy/intro?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

 

 

Want to reclaim your clitoris? Begin by erasing the girly thought that says your genitals are not beautiful, that your sexuality is not important, by:

 

  • looking at paintings by Georgia O’Keefe, many of which are considered to be beautiful depictions of our genital area. See how inspirational, colorful, and imaginative a woman’s genitals are.
  • sharing this video and blog with male and female friends.
  • following #getclitorate, #cliteracy, and me, @drogorman, on Twitter.
  • exploring your clitoris and all the magic it contains.

 

And let me know what you and others have found helpful in getting the word out!

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, you’ll find more ideas for getting rid of your negative self-talk in my latest book, The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power.

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