Everything you need to know about the clitoris

 Everything you need to know about the clitoris

Your most delicate erogenous zone is called the clitoris. Your ability to enjoy yourself sexually is its only goal. Your sex life can be improved by knowing what sorts of touches feel pleasant (and when).

The pleasure center of your reproductive anatomy is your clitoris. Many people mistakenly believe that the clitoris is the little fleshy protrusion at the top of the vulva, however, this is only a portion of the entire clitoris. Your clitoris is made up of an intricate network of nerves and erectile tissue that has both inside- and outside-of-the-body components.

You may experience sexual arousal after stimulating your clitoris. It could intensify your climactic emotions of sexual tension (orgasm). Even if you don't experience an orgasm, clitoris stimulation frequently results in pleasurable sensations.

The function of the clitoris

Your clitoris has only one function: to provide you with sexual pleasure. An erogenous zone is a region of your body that is aroused sexually when touched, and your whole vulva is one of these zones. The most sensitive area of your vulva is the clitoris. It might cause your body to experience the most powerful and enjoyable sexual reactions.

Your clitoris is extremely sensitive to touch. Different people respond to different kinds of touch in different ways. Your clitoris can be stimulated by contact with fingers, a tongue (oral sex),  a sex toy, or your partner's genitalia. Your vaginal wall can be penetrated by a penis, fingers, or sex toy to stimulate the clitoris. You may get to know the kinds of sensations that feel best for you by experimenting with various sorts of touch by yourself or with a partner.

What makes up the clitoris?

Your most sensitive erogenous zone is your clitoris, which has an intricate network of erectile tissue and nerves.

Your clitoris, except your glans, is made up of erectile tissue that swells and fills with blood when stimulated. Similar to the tissue in the penis is this erectile tissue. The crura and vestibule bulbs might enlarge during arousal to the point where they enlarge your labia. Your glans may be partially or entirely hidden by your enlarged labia. Alternatively, the swelling can make your glans protrude more.

The swelling puts pressure on the vaginal wall inside of your body. Your vagina's natural lubrication is stimulated by compression, which heightens pleasure and facilitates vaginal entry.

Your glans are extremely sensitive because it is covered in nerve endings. Since it is so delicate, exerting too much pressure or directly contacting the glans during intercourse may be uncomfortable. Your clitoris experiences these feelings because of many nerve bundles and nerve endings. There are some significant nerves in your clitoris, such as: 

  • the dorsal nerve
  • your pudendal nerve in parts.
  • nerves with caverns.

There are around 8,000 nerve endings in the glans alone. More nerve endings are found in your clitoris than in any other area of your vulva. Depending on how your clitoris is handled and how sexually stimulated you are, these nerves can work together to provide a variety of delightful feelings.

What does it look like?

Depending on the angle, your clitoris looks different. The clitoral hood and wrinkled skin flaps surround the visible portion of the clitoris, which resembles a little nub of flesh (inner vaginal lips). The glans are sometimes referred to as a pea or a flower bud. The majority of diagrams that illustrate the whole clitoris portray it as two wishbone-like legs that stretch over the vaginal wall.

The size of the clitoris: From the glans to the crura, the complete clitoris measures between 3 1/2 and 4 1/4 inches in length and 2 1/2 inches in width. The glans have a diameter of around 3/4 to 1 inch.

Location of the clitoris

The clitoris is sometimes mistaken for being the most delicate portion of your external genitals (vulva), but it really lies inside your pelvic cavity.

Outside your body

The top of your vulva is where the portion of your clitoris that protrudes from your body is situated. Your urethral opening (the hole where you urinate), your vaginal hole (the opening where you have sexual relations), your perineum, and your anus are all located beneath your clitoris (the hole where you poop). The two skin flaps known as your labia minora are located on either side of your clitoris and vaginal entrance (inner vaginal lips). Your inner vaginal lips are encircled by your labia majora (outer vaginal lips). Above your clitoris and directly on top of your pubic bone is a mound of skin called the mons pubis.

When you close your eyes, the parts of the clitoris which is external to your body may be seen as: 

Glans Clitoris When most people use the term "clitoris" (or "clit"), they really mean "glans," the small bump that sits directly above the urethral entrance. The glans are very sensitive to touch because it is dense with nerve endings.

Clitoral Hood. At the apex of your vulva, your labia minora (inner vaginal lips) converge to create a hood for your glans. All, part, or none of your glans may be covered by your clitoral hood.

Inside your body

Your clitoris is structured like an upside-down wishbone inside of your body, and a clitoral body branches out to create a V.

Body (corpora). Your clitoris's body is situated behind your glans. Imagine it as the undivided top of the wishbone. The body splits out to create a pair of legs called the crura as it descends.

Crura. The clitoral body's two legs are known as the crura. They make up the bulk of your clitoris. They encircle your urethra and vaginal canal, forming the "V" of the wishbone (the tube that carries pee out of your body).

Clitoral (vestibular) bulbs. The vestibular bulbs are situated between the vaginal wall and the crura. The vestibular bulbs are a paired structure like the crura. They expand with blood and can potentially double in size when you're stimulated.

Root. At the base of your clitoris, the nerves from the erectile tissue that makes up the numerous components there converge. Where the legs of the crura converge is where the root is found.

The link between the clitoris and the G-spot, or Grafenberg spot, is still being studied. The G-spot is a small area inside your vagina that, when stimulated, may feel very pleasant. By putting your finger inside your vagina and pointing it in the direction of your front vaginal wall, you can feel it.

Due to the vestibular bulbs of your clitoris rubbing up against the vaginal wall, this area may feel enjoyable. If so, clitoral stimulation may be responsible for vaginal orgasms.

Easy methods to maintain the health of your clitoris

A healthy clitoris can be attained by:

Obtaining routine Pap tests and pelvic examinations. Regular screenings enable your doctor to identify clitoris-related issues early so you can get the treatment you require.

Taking steps to prevent STIs. Your chance of acquiring cervical cancer can be lowered by receiving the HPV vaccination. You can prevent clitoris-related infections by using dental dams or condoms during intercourse.

What are the typical warning signs or symptoms of a clitoris condition?

Soreness. If your glans experience too much direct pressure or stimulation during sex, including sexual stimulation with a vibrator, your clitoris may get painful.

Pain. Your clitoris may hurt due to a condition, an accident, or an infection (clitorodynia). Your vulva, particularly your clitoris, may hurt due to lichen sclerosis, clitoral adhesions, or vulvar malignancy.

Itching. An allergic reaction to creams, lotions, or bath products with strong chemicals might cause an itchy clitoris or clitoral hood. The components of your vibrator or your partner's condom might cause an allergic reaction in you.

Common examinations to determine an organ's health

Biopsy. To screen for cancer, your doctor may request imaging or a biopsy if the shape of your clitoris changes abruptly.

Disorders of sex differentiation. If a baby is born with an abnormally big clitoris, a doctor may ask for blood testing to assess hormone levels. They could suggest genetic testing to identify sex differentiation abnormalities, such as when a baby has ambiguous genitalia.

One of the more remarkable and much-ignored areas of the human body is the clitoris. The clitoris is finally getting it due after spending far too many years serving as the punchline in a string of awful jokes about lousy sex, and it's entirely worth all the discussion. It's got a lot more going on than what first meets the eye, making it one of the most sensitive locations on a person's body, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't pay it the respect it merits.

Even so, it's not always easy to learn about the clitoris. Too many individuals are left to their own devices when it comes to a true understanding of fundamental sexual functions. The clitoris is just that: basic, due to a significant absence of sexual education in schools. That is, it's not an added bonus that may or may not affect your life. If you have a clitoris, it will be difficult to ignore, and failing to comprehend it might result in significant time loss.

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