Inside Amy Schumer S1 Ep3 - The SSL Review

Inside Amy Schumer Season1 Episode 3
This show makes me laugh, and here's the best part - Amy Schumer tends to bring it when it comes to realism and female sexuality. She brought it in her movie Trainwreck, in The Joe Rogan Podcast, and largely in the other episodes of this show I've SSL Reviewed so far. She has shown a strong willingness to give the clit the glory it deserves, speak some truths about lady sex experiences, rep for actual lady-gasms - and those things are incredibly important to Orgasm Equality. (She could use some schooling and humbling when it comes to speaking about race though).

The SSL Reviewable
There is plenty to SSL Review in this show. And for those that don't yet know, an SSL Review is a critique specifically of discussions or depictions of female orgasm, female masturbation, or the clit. I focus on that and really only that (unless I want to talk about something else). I'm looking mainly at realism and about how the depiction/discussion plays in the larger cultural conversation about female orgasm and women's sexuality.

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The Scene
In the segment "Amy Goes Deep," Amy is interviewing a plastic surgeon named Sharon practicing in NYC for about 13 years.
Amy: What did I just hear about getting injections into your clitoris.
Dr. Sharon: It was popular in LA
Amy: I missed it? I missed the clit wave? What happened?
Dr. Sharon: Maybe.
Amy: In your cli......Why? To make it bigger?
Dr. Sharon: Potentially...to make it bigger. It will always make it bigger.
Amy: Everybody wants more everything.
Dr. Sharon: Uh potentially that was to increase stimulation, but it probably accomplished that goal by helping the men more to find their way.
Amy: Oh yeah - let's help the men more.
My Thoughts
What she meant....
This is a quick little exchange, but what I like is that it never really settles into showing the kind of outright, some might say irrational, disgust of any plastic surgery - much less plastic surgery on the genitals- that these types of conversation often seem to fall into. However, it also gives a little type of 'fuck you' that is a bit different from the normal lady-part modification type of 'fuck you.' That's what comedy can do. She basically was like:

'So women are getting shit injected into their clits to make it easier to find even though it's literally in the same place in pretty much every single women that exists. It's like clearly not hard to find in any way, and even if it were, you know the basic area it's supposed to be at, so you're really just fine focusing there. But, hey, whatever, the most important thing is helping out dudes to find shit they should have no problem finding.
'I mean, we should do our best to help them out during sex as much as possible, right? They only have an orgasm like every time we have sex with them, but for sure, since they feel like they need to focus on putting their penis in our vagina instead of actually locating and stimulating the clit (our not-hard-to-find-at-all organ of sexual pleasure) then, well, yes of course, let's do make sure we help them out. The fact that we largely don't have orgasms when they have sex with us is just plain too much of a joy not to try and give back, amiright?'

It's a little statement, "Oh yeah, let's help men more," but I think I've captured the sentiment behind it.

O Shot...
As for the real life thing they are talking about...I'm assuming it's O-Shots where they take someone's own blood, centrifuge it down and inject it into her vagina and clit. There are a variety of articles about these. Google it. But, there is no actual study of results that I can find. The doctor who created them told the The Independent that it could give women "increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm."

So, since I know for sure there was no study done on women before and after the injection that physically documented these women were more able to have an orgasm from nothing more than internal vaginal stimulation, I can say this doctor is talking out of his ass at a least a little bit. I mean no peer reviewed journal article ever has actually physically documented a woman having an orgasm from vaginal stimulation only, so vaginal orgasms are not even a documented thing. A doctor saying an injection will increase the chance of having this thing that probably doesn't exist smells heavily of bullshit because he cannot back that up.

Now, it may make the blood flow better and thus get the vag more lubricated which is a little more fun or whatever, but that in itself I don't think is even backed up by studies. That's my 2 cents. I just wanted to let you know what I assumed they were talking about, since ol' Amy and Sharon don't get into much detail.

The SSL Review
This is a small thing. They didn't go into it much, and I wouldn't expect them to in this format, but I liked Amy's reaction because it just keeps in the forefront of the audiences' mind that men are getting the long straw in sex, and really should be expected to give women the knowledgeable attention, women tend to give men. We ladies really do forget that we deserve that, and often see our sexual backseat as inevitable and normal when it doesn't have to be. We put up with (and men get used to) a lot more than we need to. Humor can help put that in perspective.

I give this 4 vulvas for talking about clits kindly and for male privilege in hetero sex with skepticism.


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