Monday, January 16, 2012

Everything You Thought You Knew About Your Clitoris But Didn’t Know


Shocking! There’s something new to learn every single day. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable and pretty empowered about my body since incorporating a natural family planning method in my lifestyle. I had no clue, none…of the fascinating dynamics that surrounds the mysterious place hidden in the folds.

I stumbled upon this cleverly written post on Twitter. Yes, that’s right folks, Twitter, the new go-to for sex education! I kid, however in perfect seriousness, this post is written on the Mosex: Blog. A blog that has six contributors, and is “dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality”.

Titled “The Internal Clitoris”, it explains that all that you see externally, is not all that truly exists. The clitoris actually is a glans that is connected to a “internal shaft“ that surrounds the vagina and becomes erect when stimulated! Here’s a snippet of the post…
"Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located.  Having posed this question to others many times myself, I’ll guess that the majority of answers you receive will sound something like, “It’s that small bulb at the top of my lips,” or, “That’s the button up under the hood.”  Although these responses aren’t exactly wrong, the interesting truth is that the majority of the clitoris is actually within the pelvis – that is, it’s far more internal than external. Even most of the women I coach, women who are generally worldly and well-informed about their own bodies, react with a combination of fascination and confusion when I explain that their clitoris extends deep within them.
The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans.  Not to be confused with glands, glans simply refers to a small circular mass.  This little structure contains approximately 8,000 sensory nerve fibers; more than anywhere else in the human body and nearly twice the amount found on the head of a penis!  From reading her work, it’s clear that Marie Bonepart mistakenly thought that the clitoris was completely comprised of the glans; and because it is super sensitive and all anyone can see of the organ, her confusion is mirrored by most women today.  The fact is, though, that most of the clitoris is subterranean, consisting of two corpora cavernosa (corpus cavernosum when referring to the structure as a whole), two crura (crus when referring to the structure as a whole), and the clitoral vestibules or bulbs."
If your mind has been blown by this bit of information, then you absolutely must stop by  Mosex and read the rest of this post! Don’t worry it comes complete with pictures for your viewing pleasure!

When you’re done reading the article, let me know what you think :)

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