April 24 2017, category: Press Releases
LAS VEGAS, April 25 – From May 2 to May 13, the U.S.-based, non-profit organization Clitoraid will launch its first humanitarian mission in Nairobi, Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).

According to Clitoraid Spokesperson Nadine Gary, this new mission is part of the multiple actions planned during the month of May, the month of Clitoris Awareness.
"Dr. Marci Bowers, Clitoraid’s gynecological surgeon, will operate on 40 women in Kenya. Clitoraid partners with the Kenyan non-governmental organization Garana and Dr. Abdullahi Adan, a plastic reconstructive surgeon in this endeavor.

“Dr. Bowers will restore sexual pleasure to 40 patients,” Gary said. “But those having surgery next week are only a few of the many FGM survivors who have contacted us, desperately seeking to be made whole again.” (According to a 2013 UNICEF report, a quarter of all Kenyan women are victims of the barbaric custom of FGM, also known as “cutting.”)

Gary said Bowers will also train local surgeons during her stay in Kenya.

“She’ll present the clitoral restorative technique developed by French urologist Dr. Pierre Foldes,” Gary explained. “Clemence Linard, our clinical sexologist in France, will also participate, offering counseling to patients and sharing her expertise with Kenyan sexologist Dr. Tammary Esho, who volunteered to assist.”

Clitoraid's humanitarian mission began in 2004.

“International spiritual leader Maitreya Rael (rael.org) during one of his visits to West Africa in 2003, learned of the gruesome practice of mutilating girls’ genitals,” Gary said. “He launched Clitoraid not just to launch an educational campaign against FGM but to provide the surgery that repairs the damage inflicted on its victims.”

Gary said Clitoraid has already operated on over 250 FGM survivors, mainly in the United States, where 500,000 victims reside today.

“Among our former patients is Jaha Dukereh, a U.S. resident born in the Gambia,” Gary said. “Last year she was named one of Time Magazine's ‘100 Most Influential People’ in recognition of her anti-FGM activism. She calls her restorative surgery through Clitoraid ‘a life-changing experience’.”

Meanwhile, Clitoraid’s first hospital dedicated to FGM victims and their medical needs in West Africa is still awaiting licensure in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

“Corrupt male politicians and greedy doctors prevented our 2014 opening, oblivious to the anger and despair of countless local FGM patients,” Gary said.
February 05 2017, category: Press Releases
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6 – On Feb. 6, the United Nations’ Zero Tolerance Day for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM)​, the humanitarian organization Clitoraid will send its recovering patients a "Womanizer" vibrator donated by its inventor, Mickael Lenke.

“Using that vibrator will be part of our patients’ post-operative therapy following clitoral restorative surgery,” explained Clitoraid Spokesperson Nadine Gary. See video

She said Clitoraid's volunteer surgeons, Dr. Marci Bowers and Dr. Harold Henning, have successfully operated on over 250 FGM victims since 2009.

“The surgery and postoperative therapy restored their dignity as women,” Gary said, adding that her organization’s revolutionary charity stems from the humanitarian vision of international spiritual leader Maitreya Rael.

“His pacific, atheist philosophy advocates women’s rights, including the inherent right to sexual pleasure,” Gary explained.

FGM, also called genital cutting, affects 130 million women in the world today according to the WHO.

“This gruesome practice consists of mutilating the genitals of little girls, particularly the clitoris,” Gary said. “It’s usually performed without anesthesia, and it’s done to deny sexual pleasure. The intent is to turn women into chaste, subdued and faithful wives.”

But husbands don't like having an FGM wife, Gary pointed out.

“Thousands of victims reach out to Clitoraid, begging us to make them whole again and save their marriages,” she said.

During the past two decades, science has significantly updated anatomical knowledge of women's genitalia.

“For the first time in history, the clitoris has been properly mapped, revealing an organ far more voluminous than previously thought,” Gary explained. “Its visible glans is only the tip of a massive amount of pleasurable tissue. That makes genital mutilation a reversible condition, and French urologist Dr. Pierre Foldes launched a revolutionary surgical technique for FGM survivors.”

Clitoral restorative surgery requires post-op therapy, Gary said.

"The touchless technology of the Womanizer vibrator will help our patients recover pleasurable sensations without irritating the clitoral tissue the way other vibrators tend to do after surgery,” she said. “And Michael Linke says he will modify the technology of his vibrator and adapt it to our patients' needs after getting their feedback."

Clitoraid is planning a humanitarian surgical mission to Kenya in May.

“Over 50 FGM patients are awaiting surgery there,” Gary said. “We hope to introduce Mr. Lenke’s post-op therapeutic device to those patients.”



April 30 2016, category: Press Releases
You are warmly invited to Clitoraid's first International Web Conference MY BODY, MY CLITORIS on Sat May 7 at 7PM, EST time (access is totally free of charge - click here for access). This enticing, one-hour presentation on the clitoris, a cherished female anatomical treasure, promises to dazzle you and to leave you with a deep feeling of peace! The educational, playful conference aims at unveiling the mysteries of the clitoris, stripping it of all guilt and shame, and leaving it to stand 'pleasure-ready', as it was designed to be. The conference is part of Clitoris Awareness Month in May. It will be graciously hosted by Clitoraid's international Communications Director, Nadine Gary.



Clitoraid has invited a panel of experts in female sexuality and sexual pleasure:



Dr. Marci Bowers, MD, Gynecologist and Gender Reassignment surgeon. Dr. Bowers is Clitoraid's volunteer surgeon. She performs clitoral restorative surgery on Female Genital Mutilation survivors in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Bowers will address the anatomy of the clitoris, literally inside and out!




Dr Betty Dodson, PhD Sexologist has been one of the principal voices for women's sexual pleasure and health for over three decades. Dr. Dodson continues her private practice as a sex coach in New York City. She will share her expertise as a sexologist and sex coach to help women overcome their taboos and hang ups about their clitoris and sexual pleasure.




Michael Lenke, German inventor of the innovative vibrator The Womanizer that is revolutionizing the way women stimulate their clitoris.






Florence Laudoyer, Sassy Sensual Meditation guide and Raelian Priestess will present playful clitoral masturbation techniques with hands and toys to stimulate the senses and reach delicious orgasms.





Shizue Kaneko, Japanese Sensual Meditation guide and Raelian Priestess will share in the art of "owning one's orgasm" as a gateway to one's happiness and ultimately universal peace. She will address 'uninhibited sex' as a vessel to enhance femininity and refinement.





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April 24 2016, category: Press Releases
LAS VEGAS, April 28 – To celebrate its annual Clitoris Awareness Month during May (which coincides with Masturbation Month*), the non-profit organization Clitoraid will launch a new campaign, MY BODY, MY CLITORIS.

“This campaign will invite women to revere their magnificent anatomy and transcend beyond millennia of sexual shame and guilt,” said Clitoraid Spokesperson Nadine Gary.

She explained that Clitoraid provides clitoral restoration surgery to victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The organization launched “Clitoris Awareness Month” 3 years ago to address the problem of culturally sanctioned FGM.

“FGM is more prevalent in some areas of the world than others, such as in West Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, but this horrific practice is a worldwide problem,” Gary said. “It’s time for all women to embrace their sexual self-esteem and uninhibited sexual expression!”

She said that as part of May’s planetary celebration, women are invited to -email- an anonymous, proud picture of their vulva and clitoris, regardless of age, race or sexual orientation.” The resulting collage will be part of a grand art project presented during Clitoraid’s free international online webinar, My Body My Clitoris, to be held on Saturday, May 7 from 7-8 p.m. (EST). Access is totally free of charge - click here for access).

“The webinar will feature an international panel of guests speakers, including Dr. Marci Bowers and Dr. Betty Dodson both experts in female sexuality,” Gary said. “We’re so pleased that they can share their expert knowledge concerning women’s sexual pleasure.” She added that sensual meditation advocates Florence Laudoyer and Shizue Kaneko “will share in the art of pleasuring oneself with hands and toys while accessing the nectar of one’s femininity.”

Gary explained that sensual meditation is a technique developed by spiritual leader Rael (rael.org), whose humanitarian vision paired with science inspired the creation of Clitoraid.

“He is the author of the book ‘Sensual Meditation,’” Gary said. “He wrote, and I quote, ‘The human being is linked by his or her receptors, the senses, to the infinite, which surrounds and composes him or her. By developing one’s sensuality, one develops one’s capacity to feel connected with the infinite, to feel infinite oneself.’”

* In May 1994, former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders advocated teaching teenagers about masturbation as an alternative for those who were sexually active. Dr. Elders was fired by the Clinton administration for this innovative statement, but May has been deemed “Masturbation Month”.

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