the seeding finger gives women a hand to get pregnant on their own

the seeding finger gives women a hand to get pregnant on their own

how far into the future are we? far enough to comprehend the implantation of a secondary reproductive organ…in your hand? that’s the proposal of industrial designer and artist, koo hyeonjeong, who has come up with the revolutionary prosthetic concept called ‘the seeding finger’, a three part organ allowing women who would opt for the futuristic surgery, the independence to reproduce on their own.

back of the hand with the seeding finger implant



although still not entirely sure how it works – what we do know is that koo hyoenjeong‘s seeding finger comprises of three assuringly scientifically named parts: the pouch, the tube and the stem. located in the palm of the hand, the ‘pouch’ produces sperm before being carried through the ‘tube’ towards the ‘stem’ which is located in the middle finger.

the seeding finger before erection state



when pressure is applied blood volume in the stem increases and cavernosum (that’s erectile tissue for those less scientifically endowed) expands, giving the now bulbous digit a shape, form and duty reminiscent – however archaic and traditional it may sound – of a man’s genitalia. the stem which expands towards an undisclosed length can then be used to inject the semen.

the seeding finger in erection state, side view



whilst the production of semen without the requirement of a male seems somewhat impossible, the seeding finger proposes an independence for women who will be able to become pregnant by themselves. hyeonjeong believes the piece will therefore confront our existing ideologies regarding the family unit, exploring the possibilities of how our identities, perceptions and social networks can be expanded if our bodies changed with biotechnology. 

the seeding finger in erection state, palm view



as people can have two kinds of sexual organs, the stereotype of innate sex will change‘, hyeonjeong explains. the discourse that seeding finger will bring will be a catalyst to redefine the relationship and reality among people about the direction of biotechnology development.’ koo hyeonjeong is the founder of hj-9 studio and has created a series of different biotechnological concepts including the co-incubator system and the tetra pot, a biosensor water bottle which measures various body conditions including stress, blood sugar and blood pressure.

back of the seeding finger in erection state



koo hyeonjeong is the founder of hj-9 studio and has created a series of different biotechnological concepts including the co-incubator system and the tetra pot, a biosensor water bottle which measures various body conditions including stress, blood sugar and blood pressure.

the implant comprising of the stemp and the pouch


close-up of the pouch


blood volume in the stem increasing and cavernosum expanding


close-up of the infrastructure of the hand with the seeding finger implant

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edited by: kieron marchese | designboom

  • its a dick in place of the middle finger….

    wat says:
  • Purient. Creepy. Go away.


    JimCan says:
  • YIKES!!! By the way some of Pinterest and FB links don’t seem to be working.

    beachcomber says:

    leonardo sideri says:
  • The artist hasn’t thought this through.

    Steph says:
  • Very “handy” in everyday life. Try and brush your teeth vithout hurting your eyes for instance, etc.

    jean says:
  • Who funds this nonsense?!

    John says:
  • Please get out of my car.

    L says:
  • Fake ….looks more like stem cell or gnome…/

    strwfrkbry says:
  • so the answer to evolution is ‘dick fingers’?


    DreadPirateRoberts says:
  • This makes my “vagina elbow” concept look silly.

    steve hassler says:
  • There’s literally no need for it to be that thick

    Chris says:
  • fantastic work!

    rafael says:
  • this is so hot i just cant wait for it to come to stores so i can buy all of them. YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY!

    daddies smooooootthheeee says:
  • And today on howcast:
    how to fail at feminism

    William Butterworth says:
  • If you extend your middle finger and retract the other fingers and thumb into a fist you create a crude approximation of a penis and testicles. It’s iconic. Is it erotic yet? We may need a few decades to get there.

    Our digits have only recently been sexualized by Tinder et al. It’s a new use for fingers. Evolution may add the required plumbing in a century. But our erogenous are already there. We may need tech to help us reach the point where pointing gets you to the point you desire.

    Mark Seattle says:
  • this is stupid. genetically makes no sense. Humans are not meant to do this

    princeton99harvard06 says:
  • Is that a tumor on your hand or are you just happy to see me?

    Steve says:
  • This brings new meaning to “Go F yourself….”

    Chris says:
  • Why on your hand?? I get what they’re going for, but that is what I can assume is permanent. Constantly having a dick on your finger? Someone needs their head checked.

    Brahmin says:
  • E.T. phone home.

    Robert says:
  • “So, baby, just have fun; get back to me when Relationship becomes important to you.”

    Justindulgemehere says:
  • ls that what they mean when they say ” Go _ _ _ _ yourself ” ?

    Earl Simmins says:
  • Lame-O! What a nut.

    Jocko Erasmus says:
  • “Nothing New Under The Sun”, they say… Nearly half a century ago visionary irreverent cartoonist Gilbert Shelton created the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”… In one of his “visual novels” a character in the story imagines that his fingers turn into penuses. He then goes about town pointing and shooting penus rays that paint the town… It’s worth a look for people with “enquiring minds”.

    Robert Hubany says:

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