I had never heard the word clitoris...

By OBOS — April 19, 2011

Submitted by: Anonymous

Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story!

I first read OBOS at a women’s group meeting my sophomore year in college.  I was 19 years old, and had never heard the word clitoris.  I owe my first orgasm to OBOS picture, description, and encouragement for self pleasuring.  Throughout the years, I have bought countless copies of OBOS for birthday presents for 16 year old women in my life — and have referred to it throughout my personal life and career.  Happy 40th anniversary!

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