Dentistry and oral sex get hook up at the King’s College Science Gallery in London. As part of their “Mouthy, Into The Orifice” exhibit, the Fellatio Modification Project has opened.
“The Fellatio Modification Project is a speculative application of the biological techniques of dentistry and tissue engineering,” say the museum’s curators. “In the field of dentistry, the oral cavity is commonly described as having only three functions: aesthetics, pronunciation, and mastication. But what about the fourth function: sex?”
Not exactly discussed in dentistry textbooks, The Fellatio Modification Project “looks at bodily transformation aimed at enhancing sensory pleasure during oral sex, particularly in male gay culture. Dentist and artist Kuang-Yi Ku examines “the interrelations between sex, technology and society in the pursuit of physical pleasure. The Project also raises questions about the extremes and intentions of changing and enhancing our bodies.”
King’s College London dental students Anisha Gupta and Carly Billing collaborated with Kuang-Yi Ku to extend the themes to incorporate a wider range of sexual orientations and identities. According to the museum “Whilst some sexual health organisations recommend the use of dental dams for cunnilingus and anilingus, there is still a lack of advice on how to use them safely, effectively and in a way that is pleasurable to both giver and receiver.”
The Cunnilingus/Anilingus Modification Project, by Anisha Gupta and Carly Billing, aims to “conceptualize and design a prototype for a single-use, disposable wearable device that utilizes a dental dam-like barrier in a hands-free, comfortable and convenient manner, to provide an attractive, intuitive and safe sexual device facilitate discussion about the themes that they leverage, including the limits of bodily transformation in the pursuit of better oral sex.”
Carly will be exploring how existing technologies used in the treatment of dental and craniofacial disorders can be adapted to modify the mouth for the enhancement of female sexual pleasure.”
And who doesn’t want better oral sex? And why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?
Meanwhile, 4th year dental student Anisha will be exploring how “female sexual pleasure can be enhanced through oral and facial products, and designing prototypes of products that aim to improve sexual health practices amongst lesbian and bisexual women.”
Dental science meets sex.