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Science Gallery London is hosting a free blow job workshop

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Earlier this year, we met artist and dentist Kuang-Yi Ku who was pioneering designs such as spray-on condoms for pets as well as dental procedures to help you give better head.

At the time of writing, it all seemed like a bit of an alternate universe. Sure, Ku’s “Fellatio Modification Project” promised to enhance the sexual pleasure of fellatio by using dental technology and tissue engineering but, I wondered, when would I ever come face-to-face with that specific opportunity for that specific reason? Well, Ku is bringing his project – now evolved into “The Cunnilingus/Anilingus Modification Project” – to the London Science Gallery with an installation, a talk and, most importantly, a workshop that will see participants use dentists’ tools to create oral sex toys based on dental retainers.

Evolving from just fellatio to focus also on cunnilingus and anilingus, the project’s statement says, “There are two purposes of this project: one is to extend the length of the tongue and the other is to change the texture of the tongue”. The proposal goes into more detailing revealing, “the first part is a wearable device design and the second part is designing new oral surgeries for tongue elongation and tongue texture transformation.”

“There are two purposes of this project: one is to extend the length of tongue and the other is to change the texture of the tongue” – Kuang-Yi Ku 

In an interview with Dazed Digital earlier this year, Ku said, "The surgery in my project is more like cosmetic surgery, isn’t it? Medical technologies are used for curing diseases and restoring the health of patients, but cosmetic surgery is different. People care about the quality of life more now, so I think in the future people will want to improve the quality of their sexual life – dentistry could possibly help achieve that.”

The accompanying installation will be in collaboration with King’s College London dental students Anisha Gupta and Carly Billing, who have been working with Ku to expand on the themes he has previously explored in his work, such as the interrelations between sex, technology, and society in the pursuit of physical pleasure, to include a wider range of sexualities and identities. These will also be discussed in a talk that will touch on the “limits of bodily transformation in the pursuit of better oral sex”.

For Ku, it’s about de-stigmatising our sexuality and the awkwardness around discussing it and wanting to better it. "I want to build a fictional world where sex isn’t a taboo”, he revealed, "I want sex scenarios with erotic stories that might make conservative people feel uncomfortable; I think it’s a good thing if my projects start debate. We should discuss sexual issues, not prohibit them."

The Cunnilingus/Anilingus Modification Project will be on display alongside The Fellatio Modification Project in the Oral Emporium at the London Science Gallery from 1 – 4 November. The full project proposal is available to read here and some illustrations of his designs are below