Kristine Thomason October 05, Brace yourselves ladies, there's a whole lot to know about the clitoris that they didn't teach us in health class. Yep, "lady boners" another very unfortunate nickname, sorry are real.
To help you become a bit more "cliterate," here are 10 facts about this amazing part of your anatomy. But that's not the only thing that makes it special: It's long been a mystery Until most textbooks only illustrated the external glans. But the bump you can see on the vulva is only the tip of an iceberg. The glans contains about 8, nerve endings, making it the powerhouse of pleasure.
And its potential doesn't end there. Every woman's is different Women are all unique, so why would clitorises be any different? Every woman needs a different kind of stimulation to feel satisfied, depending on her unique biology. Do all women have one? That's because the G-spot is actually the clitoris.
One way is not better than another way, Pfaus adds; it's really about exploring the possibilities to find out what you like best.
The clitoris and the penis are somewhat mirror images of each other, just organized differently, Chalker explains. For example the internal part of the clitoris, also made of erectile tissue, becomes the frame of the penis. It even gets erect When we talk about erection, we can't just talk about the penis, Pfaus says. We have to talk about the clitoris. Sure, it might be less noticeable for women, but it can definitely be observed and felt.
This occurs when the vestibular bulbs become engorged with blood during arousal. The blood is then trapped here until released via orgasmic spasms. Size doesn't matter Like men, women can get self-conscious about their sexy parts. And size doesn't matter for either, Chalker explains.
Think of it this way: It has to do with visual, tactile, and oral stimulation," Chalker says, "rather that the actual size of the clit. So while glans may vary from woman to woman, this shouldn't affect the pleasure-potential. It can grow with age Although the size of your clitoris doesn't impact your sex life, don't be surprised if it changes dimensions over your lifetime.