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$1,039
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31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 1 2017 10:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

Cliterature: The Lesbian Kama Sutra is a book dedicated to exploring queer identity and sex in an open, sex-positive, and funny way.

Wait, So Uh... How Do Lesbians “Do It”? 

If you’ve never seen lesbian porn, you’d probably be shocked to hear that the positions in the videos you definitely never watched were most likely anatomically unstimulating, and wildly so. And it’s not just porn that gets it wrong – despite there being more than 4 million lesbian and bisexual women living in the US today*, there is still little to no representation of female-female sex. Enter Cliterature: The Lesbian Kama Sutra.

*Williams Institute, How Many People Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. April 2011.  

Cliterature is a three-year project that began in 2014 as my senior thesis during my undergrad at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA, ‘15). I realized upon visiting a popular bookstore that while they stocked kama sutras for gay men and heterosexual couples, there were none for lesbians available. Searching online yielded few results as well.  

 

Why Cliterature?

In addition to featuring dozens of titillating positions, one of the reasons Cliterature is so necessary to the gay community is because it addresses stigmas and assumptions that are commonly held about queer women. LGBT women are often subjected to a myriad of false assumptions about their sexuality, especially in terms of promiscuity, and even the validity of their gender identity. Questions like, “Who’s the man?” “How do you know you’re gay if you haven’t had straight sex”? and “You’re gay? But you’re so pretty!” are unfortunately very common. In the Myths and Misconceptions chapter, Cliterature sets the records straight and “queers the air” once and for all.

 

 

Pictured: Myths and Misconceptions section, featuring all the questions you’re dreading to hear over Thanksgiving dinner.
Pictured: Myths and Misconceptions section, featuring all the questions you’re dreading to hear over Thanksgiving dinner.

 

 

Where’s the Money Going To? 

To fund a high-quality press book run! Printing books is expensive, and most print shops won’t do a print run unless you’re ordering a large quantity of books.

 

Third Edition? What’s the difference?

I released editions 1-2 in 2014 and 2015 respectively, but this will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date Cliterature edition the world has ever seen. It also includes additional chapters, illustrations, and information not included in earlier editions.

 

“Okay that sounds cool, but I’m not a lesbian.”

Cliterature was written with more than just lesbians in mind. From safe sex and oral techniques to the proper care and cleaning of sex toys, the book features a ton of nifty chapters that are applicable to sex, regardless of gender or orientation. Plus, it offers amazing rewards like pussy magnets and buttons.

Did you just say “pussy magnets”? 

Yes! Making vulva-themed rewards may cliterally be the most fun I’ve had in ages. We’ve got pussy magnets, buttons, and handmade vulva necklaces and earrings. Check out these rewards:

Literal pussy magnets! Stick em to your fridge or locker.
Literal pussy magnets! Stick em to your fridge or locker.

 

Above: Vulva earrings! Each pair is unique and handmade and all come in different shapes, sizes and colors.
Above: Vulva earrings! Each pair is unique and handmade and all come in different shapes, sizes and colors.

 

More vulva earrings!
More vulva earrings!

 

Above: Vulva necklace! Like the necklace, each is unique and handmade and all come in different shapes, sizes and colors.
Above: Vulva necklace! Like the necklace, each is unique and handmade and all come in different shapes, sizes and colors.

 

Pinback Button options: Cliterature logo, Honorary Lesbian, Hella Gay, Heteroflexible, and Fruity.
Pinback Button options: Cliterature logo, Honorary Lesbian, Hella Gay, Heteroflexible, and Fruity.

 

This fake dust jacket disguises Cliterature as a science workbook.
This fake dust jacket disguises Cliterature as a science workbook.

Cliterature also has a fake dust jacket option! Just slip it on and you’re free to peruse at your leisure while others around you assume you’re dabbling in quantum physics and definitely not boobies.

 

Risks and challenges

Since this Kickstarter is for an updated edition of Cliterature, we're starting out with Cliterature almost entirely completed. Because of this, the risk of the book not getting out is extremely low, if not non-existent.

With the majority of Cliterature and its pledges done, the biggest hurdle would be the postal service. I'm pretty anal-retentive however, and I'll stay on top of your Cliterature order until it's delivered. In rare cases where international packages are delayed or misplaced, I'll work with you to make it right.

I’m a real person, check me out:
> www.valeriemoran.net
> www.cliteraturethebook.com
> www.facebook.com/ciiterature
> www.twitter.com/itscliterature

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    Cliterature

    The one and only Cliterature, at your cervix! Full color, 8.5x8.5". Perfect bound paperback with a glossy cover finish.

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    Vulva Necklace! One handmade polymer clay sculpture on a silver 24" snake chain necklace. Each is unique and original!

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    Cliterature + Inconspicuous Dust Jacket

    "What's that you're reading?"
    "Oh- this old thing?" You say," It's a textbook I checked out for some light reading."

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    Tier I | Honorary Lesbian

    Comes with the e-card, pussy magnet set, 2 postcard sets, and a copy of Cliterature.

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    Tier VI | Vulva Master

    Includes an e-card, 3x pussy magnet set of five, 2 postcard sets, 2 full sets of buttons, 2 copies of Cliterature with dust jacket, handmade vulva necklace and earrings.

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    Tier VI | Goddess

    Includes an e-card, 4x pussy magnet set of five, 4x postcard sets (each set has 2 different postcards), 4 full sets of buttons, 2 signed copies of Cliterature with dust jacket, handmade vulva necklace and earrings.

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    Includes an e-card, 6x pussy magnet set of five, 4x postcard sets (each set has 2 different postcards), 6x full sets of buttons, 4x signed copies of Cliterature with dust jacket, 4x handmade vulva necklaces and 2x earrings, and a signed original Cliterature position drawing.

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    Tier VIII | Vagina Overlord

    Includes an e-card, 6x pussy magnet set of five, 6x postcard sets (each set has 2 different postcards), 6x full sets of buttons, 6x signed copies of Cliterature with dust jacket, 4x handmade vulva necklaces and 4x earrings, a signed original Cliterature position drawing, and your name in the dedications section.

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