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The clitoris is like a mini penis

The clitoris is the main organ of pleasure for women and the most sensitive. Its one and only function is… to give you pleasure! We might say that it has a structure identical to the penis’s (corpus cavernosum (erectile tissue), clitoral hood (like the foreskin), and glans (like the head of the penis)) but in an embryonic form. Like the penis, the clitoris can have an erection, thanks to all the blood vessels it contains.

The body and glans of the clitoris are the only external, visible parts. Also…

  • The visible “button” of the clitoris has a diameter of 0.7 to 1 cm
  • The external and internal parts of the clitoris are the size of a hand
  • The external part is the meeting point for 2 roots 10 cm long
  • The roots of clitoris surround the vagina and urethra (outlet from the bladder)

We could say that the clitoris “plays well” with the vagina to provide pleasure. During vaginal penetration, the internal part of the clitoris is stimulated, which makes the vagina start opening and lubricating. To maximize this pleasure, the external part of the clitoris can be stimulated with the fingers or mouth.

For many women, clitoral stimulation is the only way of reaching orgasm. Do you think you’re “clitoral” (you get an orgasm when your clitoris is stimulated), “vaginal” (you have an orgasm when your vagina is penetrated), or both? As you acquire more sexual experience, you’ll definitely find out!

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