The clitoris is one of the most surprising and underestimated parts of a woman’s body. Although approximately half of the world’s population was born with this sexual organ, it was not widely talked about. Until very recently, even the information found in textbooks was incorrect or misleading. However, after passing, the clitoris finally had its value recognized in the search for female pleasure. In today’s text I brought some information and curiosities about this organ, which will help you understand a little more about your clitoris. Come on?
In today’s text we will talk about:
- What is clitoris
- What is your clitoris for?
- Facts about the clitoris
- Knowledge is power
What is the clitoris?
The clitoris is a female sexual organ that looks like a small bud surrounded by skin. It is located just above the opening of the urethra (where the urine comes out). Your clitoris is like an iceberg, that is, we only see a small part, since most of it is hidden. Most of the clitoris is found inside the vagina. In addition, it is also formed by two bulbs of erectile tissue – the so-called vestibule bulbs – that descend along the vulva.
What is your clitoris for?
While the penis plays several roles – erotic, reproductive and excretory – your clitoris has only one function: to create the sensation of pleasure , which can lead to orgasm. That is, it is the only organ in the human body that has the sole purpose of giving pleasure. Clitoral stimulation is generally seen as the key to an orgasm for women.
Facts about the clitoris
Is it like a penis?
Well, not exactly, but there are some similarities between the two. According to scientists, the penis and clitoris are homologous to each other. What does that mean? Well, it means that they both share a “common embryonic origin”. Basically, both the penis and the clitoris develop from the same tissues while the baby is growing in the womb.
There are more than 8,000 nerve endings just at the tip of the clitoris – twice as many nerves as there are in a penis. It consists of 18 distinct parts – a mixture of erectile tissue, muscles and nerves. But it doesn’t stop there: the sensations initiated in the clitoris can spread through the pelvic region, affecting about 15 thousand other nerve endings. It’s incredible, right?
So, is it impossible to have an orgasm without clitoral stimulation?
It is not so. But it is worth pointing out that 75% of women say that they cannot reach orgasm without clitoral stimulation. There is much debate about whether or not vaginal orgasms exist. Some research shows that the clitoral glands that extend into the vagina are stimulated during penetrative sex. This leaves some wondering if so-called vaginal orgasms are just deeper clitoral orgasms. Still, if this is about semantics or science, we should all be able to agree that the clitoris is important.
How can I stimulate you?
There are several ways that you can stimulate your clitoris and reach an orgasm and you can do this alone or with a partner. You can even involuntarily stimulate it by exercising! You can also do this with a vibrator or other sex toy, if you prefer.
You can even pour some lubricant into the mixture. Sure, a vagina lubricates itself, but lubricant is never a bad option, as the clitoris can get a little dry and sensitive after a lot of stimulation. Oral stimulation of the clitoris is also very pleasurable. Oh, and if you are having penetrative sex, it is important to know that certain positions can stimulate you more easily!
Why do so few people know about the powerful powers of the clitoris?
People have only started talking about the clitoris recently, however the subject is still full of mysteries for some. The sexuality of female bodies is so focused on the vagina that even women are often unaware of the power of this small organ. A small study in 2005 found that undergraduate students were no more likely than their male counterparts to locate the clitoris on a diagram.
Demonized in some cultures
Some cultures simply do not believe that women have a right to sexual satisfaction. You can study the culture of various peoples and see that, throughout history, the treatment of women was very insignificant, and their bodies were seen as baby machines above all else.
Millions of girls and women experience female genital mutilation, in which some or all of the external pieces of the genitals are removed, including the clitoris. These practices stem from traditions of female subservience, gender inequality, myths and misinformation. While this is prevalent in parts of Northeast Africa, do not be fooled into thinking that female genital mutilation is something that would never happen in the West. Just so you know, Western doctors in the 1800s were cutting off women’s clitoris as a cure for masturbation or “immorality”, as they called it.
The clitoris can form a penis and vice versa
In some forms of gender-confirming surgery, the clitoris can be enlarged with hormones to form a penis. In other cases, the penile glans can be reduced in size and reallocated to create a clitoris. The first MRI scan performed in 2009 was performed by Dr. Odile Buisson and Dr. Pierre Foldès, in part, to help understand how to treat female genital mutilation.
Never gets old
It is the only part of the human body that never ages . Once mature, the clitoris remains at the height of its power for the rest of a woman’s life. This means that you will have the same orgasmic ability (and many swear to increase pleasure too) at the age of 95, as you did when you were a teenager.
Your clitoris keeps growing even after other parts of your body are ready. Due to changes in hormones, it almost doubles in size during puberty, and gets even bigger – almost seven times – after menopause.
It has different sizes and shapes
Like basically everything about bodies, every clitoris is different. They can be big, small, more hidden, less hidden – there are all kinds of shapes and sizes. In addition to physical appearance, the needs of one are not the same as the other. Some are extremely sensitive and may require very little stimulation, while others need extra time or specific action. Don’t be afraid to explore what works and find out what doesn’t; it is always worth knowing your body, and that organ is no exception.
Can stand upright
Much like the male penis, the clitoris can be erect. During sexual arousal, the blood vessels dilate, sending more blood to the area, which causes it to swell. When the size of the organ increases or expands, it receives what we call vasocongestion.
When aroused, a woman’s clitoris can double in size. After orgasm, the swelling usually goes away in about 10 minutes. If he becomes engorged, but she does not reach a climax, the erection can last for several hours. Some women find this uncomfortable – others do not.
It is stimulated with exercise
Twenty minutes of moderate exercise increases a woman’s genital engorgement by 168% – and the effect persists for hours. So, don’t be surprised if after some exercise you feel like going to bed. The more you exercise, the healthier your clitoris is.
Knowledge is power
The clitoris is the key to releasing your sexual pleasure and providing great orgasms. So it is very important that you know more and more about this fantastic organ and how to use it in your sex life. The more information you have about the clitoris, the more exciting your sex will be.