10 Weird Facts about the Clitoris That Might Change Your Sex Life

Let’s face it: the clitoris is something of a mystery. For a long time, it was a taboo subject and one that was not studied or discussed much. In some cultures, even today, the clitoris is cut off to keep girls and young women “pure.” As people have become more open to discussing and understanding female sexuality, there has been a greater awareness of how important it is and some of the strange and interesting properties it has. In this article, we will look at ten unusual and interesting facts about the clitoris that might have you looking at it in a new light.

1. It could have been a penis!

When a baby is conceived and begins to develop, the genital tissue can form a penis or labia. Basically, both the penis and the clitoris use the same tissue, but as the baby’s secondary sex characteristics develop, things get put together differently.

Like the penis, a clitoris has a glans, foreskin, a very small shaft and erectile tissue. These are also all identifiable parts of the penis. A clitoris also becomes engorged and swells when aroused.

2. Iceberg, right ahead!

It turns out that what you see when you look at a clitoris is just the tip of the iceberg. Three-fourths of it is below the surface within the female body. This is why some women appear to have larger clits than others. In fact, the average length of the whole clitoris is about four inches. Only the head and hood of the clitoris are usually on the surface.

3. It is hypersensitive

The clitoris is basically a bundle of nerve endings, and it contains a whopping eight-thousand of them. It is one of the highest concentrations of nerve endings found in the human body. In fact, that is double the number of nerve endings found on the glans of a penis. That should tell you what it is designed for.

4. For her pleasure

Why is the clitoris there? It is there to bring a woman pleasure during sex. It doesn’t really have an effect on fertility, though taking pleasure from sex will certainly encourage a woman to have more it, which increases the potential for pregnancy!

5. Seriously, it brings women orgasms

Women need their clitoris to get full satisfaction during sex. Studies show that the female orgasm is dependent on clitoral stimulation. In fact, between fifty and seventy-five percent of woman need clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm.

6. It comes in different sizes and shapes

All women do not have identical clitorises. The clitoris varies in size and shape from woman to woman. Women should get to know their own clit, how it feels and what kind of pressure on it feels good. Men would also be advised to get to know the individual shape and sensitivity of their sexual partner’s clitoris for a mind-blowing sexual experience!

7. It doesn’t stop growing

It is widely known that woman don’t reach the peak of their libido until a little later than men. This may be related to the fact that the clitoris actually grows during a women’s adult life. They can grow to be two and half time larger by the time a woman arrives at menopause than when she was a teenager. This is an area that hasn’t been studied much, but it certainly should be.

8. It is the best place for a woman to get off

Woman can achieve vaginal, cervical and G-spot orgasms. It is not unheard of and it is not a bad idea to pay attention to those areas during sex, but the clitoris still rules. It is, bar none, the best spot for sexual stimulation. The clitoral orgasm is the most common orgasm that women have by far.

9. Know your female geography

If you want to become familiar with the clitoris, you need to know where it is and what it is a part of. It is located within the vulva. The vulva is comprised of the clitoris, labia and vagina. Knowing the lay of the land helps you operate the equipment.

Clitoris anatomy

10. It has nicknames

The clitoris has a lot of nicknames. Some of the nicer ones are joy buzzer, cherry pit, love button and rosebud. The best fact of all may be the origin of the name clitoris. It is from the Greek word that means key.

That might be the most appropriate name of all for the clitoris because it is the key to female sexual satisfaction!


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