Clitoris, the ultimate organ of female pleasure still hides many secrets for many. Today we will discuss the ten things you didn’t know about the clitoris, why is it so poorly known? Why was it removed from textbooks? Where is it? What is it used for? Keep Reading to find out!
The Clitoris Measures On Average 10 Cm
The glans, located between the labia minora near the entrance to the vagina, represents only the visible part of the clit.
This one extends indeed in a short stem then on each side by two vestibular bulbs which are inserted on each side of the vagina. It therefore measures on average 10 cm.
Why Was It Removed From Textbooks?
If the discovery of the clitoris does not date from yesterday (1559), its first anatomical diagram appeared only much later.
In 2017, Magnard editions put an end to a long omerta dating back to 1880. However, when the Italian professor Mateo Realdo Colombo identified, dissected and studied it in the 16th century, he already considered it “the seat of woman’s pleasure “.
On the other hand, it was for a long time the great absence of textbooks of Life and Earth Sciences (SVT) in college and high school.
The Essays on Sexual Theory, published in 1905 and revised until 1920 by the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, did not help to restore the image of the organ of pleasure.
The (false) notion of vaginal orgasm comes from Freud. The Freudian theory thus spread widely until the end of the 1960s.
Although it was represented and detailed in the Magnard textbooks at the start of the 2017 school year, the other publishers (Belin, Bordas, Didier, Nathan, Hachette, Lelivrescolaire) nevertheless “recycled their eternal false diagrams: without clitoris, or mentioning it without representing it, or reducing it to an organ of a few millimeters (while it is 10 on average).
The Only Human Organ Dedicated Solely To Pleasure
The clit is the most innervated area of the female body and its stimulation serves no purpose other than pleasure.
It has no procreative role, unlike the male glans which plays a major role in orgasm and ejaculation.
It is for this reason that it has long been attacked by natalists because masturbation reciprocal as a couple was a means of contraception and therefore a danger for reproduction.
The Clitoris Also Has Erections
The penis is not the only one to have an erection ! Just like the male sexual organ, the clitoris consists of two cavernous bodies, which swell with the influx of blood under the effect of sexual arousal. In the 17th century, the clitoris was often equated with the penis.
According to researcher Odile Fillod, who designed the first 3D model of the clitoris in 2016, its size increases and varies from one woman to another (the glans can thus reach approximately 5 to 8 mm). It swells, hardens in the presence of desire, and retracts a little before orgasm.
All Orgasms Are Clitoral
The work of the Australian Hélène O’Connell has shown it: the clitoris is an organ that can measure more than 10 cm in length! If it has long been reduced to the glans, it actually extends internally. Its root also crosses the urethra to the vagina. In fact, clitoral stimulation can be internal or external. Orgasm can be achieved by one, the other, or by both stimulations of the clit.
80% of women enjoy “the outside of the clitoris”
To reach orgasm, 80% of women need friction, movement, suction or other of the visible part of the clitoris.
This is revealed by a study conducted by researchers at Indiana University (USA) and published in the journal Clinical Anatomy.
The remaining 20% manage to enjoy during penetration thanks to the friction of the penis or any other object against the walls of the vagina which stimulates the inner part of the clit.
The Size Of Her Hood Varies Among Women
Just like the glans of the penis, the clitoris has a protection: the foreskin. It is located in the superior extension of the labia minora.
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The first caresses are often made through the protection of this hood, the size of which (on average 6 millimeters) varies from one woman to another. It retracts during excitement and then reveals the glans of the clitoris.
What Is Its Exact Location?
This organ of the female genital tract is located at the level of the anterior part of the vulva, at the point of junction of the labia minora.
The small “button” that we see only represents its emerged part. 9/10ths of the clitoris are indeed internal and invisible.
Depending on the woman, the location of the glans of the clitoris varies. It can be around 1 to 4 cm from the entrance to the vagina.
According to an American study conducted on thirty women and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2014, distance can also have an impact on pleasure.
According to the results obtained, those with difficulty reaching orgasm often had a smaller clitoral glans.
The distance between the clitoris and the vagina was also more important for them.
Nevertheless, certain positions (the missionary for example) allow its stimulation during the penetration.
It Has Over 8,000 Nerve Endings
The clitoris has an average of 8,000 to 10,000 nerve endings, spread over its entire surface. That’s double the penis! This is also why women feel pleasure during penetration.
The Clitoris Can Sweat
The female organism is composed of sweat glands located under the clitoris. Their function? Allow our private parts to sweat, in order to protect themselves from irritation and friction caused by our clothes.
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