12 facts about the clitoris

The clitoris is much more than a small bump in a woman's pelvis. This organ is hidden under the skin, like an iceberg, and it wasn't until 1998 that scientists…

The clitoris is much more than a small bump in a woman’s pelvis. This organ is hidden under the skin, like an iceberg, and it wasn’t until 1998 that scientists fully understood the appearance of the clitoris.

What is a snitch?

Female genitalia consists of both internal and external parts.


The inner parts are the vagina, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, while the outer parts are considered to be the inner and outer clitoris, the vaginal opening and last but not least the clitoris.


We often associate the clitoris with sexual satisfaction. This organ contains many thousands of nerve endings and tends to swell when stimulated.


The clitoris consists of a small cap and clitoris catheter. The cap is what we can see in the external genitalia, but it is about the size of a normal pea.


Where’s the clit?

The nipple cap is a kind of knot where the nipples meet at the front. Below the clitoris is the urethra.


More information about the internal model can be found in the second item of the list below.


1. The clitoris has more functions than providing pleasure

Scientists have long known that stimulation of the clitoris triggers biological changes that can increase the chances of conception.


If the scientific report from 2019 is anything to go by, the following changes are involved:


  • Increased blood pressure and a higher heart rate improve blood flow to the vagina.


  • Increased vaginal wetness makes intercourse painless.


  • Higher acid levels in the vagina (blood gas pO2) which, among other things, results in higher sperm motility.


  • Contributes to some extent to neutralizing the acidity in the vagina.


  • Slows sperm transport from the vagina.


  • Raises the temperature of the vagina, which causes more stimulation in the man.


For a long time it was believed that the only function of the clitoris was to provide sexual pleasure, but recent research shows that it also plays a role in the possibility of conception.

2. The tip is the top part of the iceberg

The part of the foreskin that is visible is only the tip of the iceberg.

Most of its part is hidden inside the woman’s body and is a total of eight cm long. The length roughly corresponds to a limb without an erection.

The clitoris is like an iceberg under the woman’s skin.

3. More sensitive than the king of the male

The clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings and is so sensitive that no other human organ can reach the toes as it has the heels.

For comparison, the king of a man’s penis has only 4,000 nerve endings.

8,000 nerve endings mean that the clitoris is the most sensitive organ in the human body

4. The clitoris grows throughout life

As with the ears and nose, the clitoris never stops growing. When women enter menopause, their clitoris is about five times larger than when they were teenagers.

5. Life does not begin with a foreskin

For years, scientists believed that all fetuses were initially female, and that as a result, we were all preformed scrotums regardless of our gender.

However, research has shown that this is not the case. Biologists have shown that the sex of female fetuses is determined by the protein COUP-TFII, as is the case with male fetuses.

As a result, the sexes do not begin life as a female fetus, but are both based on the same asexual model.

Source: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/female-mouse-embryos-actively-remove-male-reproductive-systems

6. Gives the most satisfaction

An analysis of a total of 33 studies conducted over the past 85 years revealed that between 50% and 75% of all women only achieve orgasm after clitoral stimulation.

In other words, this means that “traditional” intercourse rarely leads to orgasm for women.

Between 50 and 75% of all women only get satisfaction when the clitoris has been stimulated.

7. Contractions in the clitoris

During orgasm, the clitoris contracts several times. A clitoral orgasm usually results in between three and sixteen contractions, each lasting 10 to 30 seconds.

The clitoris may contract. Not unfamiliar with a turtle that pulls its head into its shell.

8. Position matters for satisfaction

Research has shown that the closer the clitoris is to the vaginal opening, the easier it is for women to orgasm. Many women have tried to have the clitoris moved closer to the vaginal opening through surgery in their search for orgasm, but have unfortunately had no success.

The most famous woman in history who had such an operation done was Princess Marie Bonaparte, the great-granddaughter of Napoleon’s brother Lucien.

Princess Marie Bonaparte had a failed vaginal operation.

9. The clitoris gets an erection

The clitoris can become hard when women are sexually stimulated, no less than the man’s penis.

Female genitalia can swell like male genitalia, and the enlargement is caused by increased blood flow associated with sexual stimulation.

10. The world’s largest penis

All mammals have a clitoris, but it is the largest in hyenas compared to the animals’ own body size.

The penis of these scavengers resembles a penis. It is long, hangs outside the body and can become stiff.

Hyenas even have an opening at the end of their clitoris through which they urinate, feed their offspring, and feed themselves.

11. We have only known about the clitoris for 25 years

The clitoris has long been a mystery to scientists.

It wasn’t until 1998 that Australian urologist Helen O’Connell was able to map the anatomy of the clitoris. She managed to do this with the help of magnetic resonance imaging of the genitals of several women.

All the pictures that have been published of the foreskin are actually simplifications because it is impossible to use a two-dimensional picture to describe the whole organ, which consists of many layers.

Anatomy of the clitoris as a model in three dimensions.

12. The word means key

The medical term “clitoris” has its roots in ancient Greek. Linguists believe that the word is derived from the word “kleitoris” which was used for a small hill. Another explanation is that the word meant “key”.

The connection should then be that the clitoris is the key to the woman’s sexuality.

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