Clit Talk

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Two of my guy friends and I went for coffee (one’s gay and the other one’s straight) some nights ago at Rockwell. I don’t know how it happened but somehow, our conversation suddenly went from weddings to clits or clitorises.

We talked about how in some cultures or religions, female circumcision is obligatory. They were asking how it would feel for a woman. Since I was the only woman there, they were looking at me for an answer. I was like, how the hell would I know? I’m not circumcised. And I’m not planning to be so anytime in the future. Aside from how that procedure must hurt, I can’t stand the fact that women were and still are (in some places) looked down upon that much. Do they think women are so untrustworthy and prone to temptation that they have to take away something that would give women pleasure? In some places, they would find a woman “dirty” if she has a clit. Which, I think, is just crazy (no offense meant to people who believe in that custom or practice).

Then suddenly out of nowhere, my gay friend asked: What happens to the clits that have been removed? Do they keep them as souvenirs?

At that point, we started laughing like crazy and thinking of what “might” have happened to the clits.

Here are a few of them:

  • The clits became charms or “anting-antings” for men.
  • They made them hard and sold them as earrings or pendants.
  • They became keychains.
  • They cooked them and ate them like peanuts.

I’m pretty sure none of these happened to the clits. I’m just so glad I wasn’t born in any of those places.

Oh! And yes, I have crazy friends.

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3 thoughts on “Clit Talk

  1. I wrote an article ( http://freakademic.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/archive-female-genital-mutilation/ ) several years ago for a community college newspaper on the subject. It’s not perfect – the approach I suggest for ending the practice are all wrong – but it has some nice information on the practice, if you’re interested.

    PS: In many areas, clitorises are seen as inherently dangerous and/or unclean (mostly in the West African areas that practice it, I think), so they’re probably not eaten, saved, worn or touched more than necessary. 😉

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