Hi there! I’m Dorothy Black, an author, columnist, blogger and speaker with a passion for relationships and self-empowerment.
In the third talk, How to Bake an Orgasm, we discussed the new research into orgasm, including the ‘rediscovery’ of the clitoris by Dr Helen O’Connell.
Since a large part of my work has included sex education over the past 10 years, I was aware of how little the majority of women – of all ages – knew about their bodies.
During the talk, the idea struck me again how vital conversation is in entrenching this information about the true structure of the clitoris. I’d used a 3D model of a clit at these talks and the fascination and joy of seeing its most basic shape was wonderful for everyone.
Since it’s such a beautiful shape – and after all the talks, the columns, the features, the book and the blogs – it wasn’t a very big jump to wondering what it might look like as a pendant. And that’s how the idea of The O! Pendant was born.
Many creators have put forward their renditions of the clitoris to start conversations, educate, and celebrate this beautiful pleasure centre, a body part that has been neglected, shamed and misunderstood for far too long. And this is my contribution to these conversations.
Produced in South Africa with the help of jeweller Gaia Mather-Pike, The O! Pendant is currently available in sterling silver, with a 50 cm sterling silver chain, as well as gold and rose gold plated sterling silver.