5 Must-Know Facts About The Clitoris

 
 Great Wall of Vagina by Jamie McCartney

Great Wall of Vagina by Jamie McCartney

 

Many women (and men) have no clue how to navigate their way around the clitoris, which ultimately leads to sex being less than satisfying and creates much confusion in the boudoir. I admit that I had no clue where my clitoris was until my early 20’s…I knew that something down there felt God damn great, but I wasn’t aware that it was called a clitoris. So with this in mind, here are 5 must-know facts about the clitoris that I encourage you to share with your daughters, friends and the world:

#1 The clitoris’s soul purpose is pleasure

That’s right, the clitoris has one job, and one job only; to provide women with pleasure. In fact the clitoris is the only part of the human body that is devoted entirely to pleasure. Thank you for your devotion to our happiness, clitoris.

#2 The clitoris has 8,000+ nerve endings

The clitoris has more nerve endings than anywhere else in the body! It has double the amount than the penis, approximately 8,000 nerve endings in total. This one fact explains why it’s so sensitive down there.

#3 The clitoris gets ‘hard’ like a penis

While it may have a lot more nerve endings, the clitoris is much like a penis in that the clitoris swells in size when it reaches climax. Hint: if your clitoris starts feeling super sensitive during sex, ease off stimulation and pay more attention to the surrounding areas of the vulva.

#4 It’s bigger than you think

The clitoris is far bigger than we are led to believe. On top it looks like a little pink button with a hood (the clitoral hood), internally it extends within the body in the shape of a wishbone, with two clitoral legs that extend up to 9cm in length.

#5 The clitoris is the key ingredient to our orgasms

Research has found that approximately 75% of women need clitoral stimulation in order to reach orgasm. The myth that women can reach orgasm via vaginal penetration easily is false. Ladies, find a way to stimulate your clitoris every time you have sex.

This article was published on Talk Tabu on 20 May 2016.