Sex ed goes 3D for the blind

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BLIND stu­dents will be able to have proper sex ed­u­ca­tion classes for the first time – thanks to 3D print­ing tech­nol­ogy.

Re­searchers have col­lab­o­rated to cre­ate 3D fig­ures that model sex or­gans dur­ing var­i­ous states of arousal – from a flac­cid pe­nis to a di­lated vagi­nal open­ing – al­low­ing stu­dents to “feel” their way through sex­ual health lessons.

Sex ed classes of­ten rely on videos and static il­lus­tra­tions – which are use­less for the blinds.

Dr. Gaylen Kap­per­man, a pro­fes­sor at North­ern Illi­nois Univer­sity who was in­volved with the project, said: “Many peo­ple be­lieve if you pro­vide raised- lined 2D tac­tile pic­tures of sex or­gans blind peo­ple will be able to gen­er­alise this in­for­ma­tion. But 3D mod­els make more sense to them.”

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