The Venuses of Monruz

“Thrilled to promote new series of Venus dildos. The new Venuses are inspired by the Venus of Monruz, who is a gurine from 11,000 years ago: a pendant Venus, measuring 1.8 cm in height. It was discovered in 1991 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Monruz Venus gurines - the clitoral toys - shaped like the ancient original, will be on sale and on display starting from September 9, 2016 till mid-October at the Special Moments in Zürich. With more Venuses from the previous exhibit, Call me Venus.

The Venuses are made of ceramics and glass. They easily adjust to your the body temperature, are clitoris friendly and give you the great pleasure of experiencing an art piece on your clitoris: ‘Pleasure yourself with an artpiece’

Small-sized Venuses like these were produced as carry- ing dildos, as clitoral toys, by ancient women. The pur- pose of the carving was the subject of much speculation. Through the male dominated history writing it was said
that the Venus gurines were associated with fertility and childbearing.

From a patriarchal point of view, being both nude and woman, these gures tted perfectly into the patriarchal construction of the history of art: the woman with this shape at a prehistoric age must have been associated with motherhood and fertility. But this should also remind us that being a woman is not all about motherhood or giving birth. These beautifully shaped female gures are great examples of the attractiveness and beauty of women in all forms and eras. The Venuses are posing from the ma- triarchal ages with sexuality and attractiveness.

There are ~31 types of Monruz series Venuses, specially created for using and wearing.”

- Press release of the exhibition in Special Moments, Zürich, August/September 2016.