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4 Jan

12 Things You Should Definitely Know About Clit

For women clitoris is an integral part of having a good time in bed, but how much do we actually know about it? Unlike penises, which literally let it all hang out, your goods are a bit more tucked away and compact—but that doesn’t mean they need to remain a mystery.

1. Clitoris is 3 to 5 inches long

Chances are, when you think of your clitoris, you’re only focusing on the clitoral head, or the pea-sized nub of pleasure hiding out beneath the clitoral hood. Beyond the head, there’s a three- to five-inch-long structure that stems inward along the vaginal canal.

2. Women get boners, Too!

They’re just a little smaller than men’s. The clitoris is made up of the same spongy erectile tissue as a penis. When women are aroused, blood flow to the tissue causes it to engorge. Clitoral and penile erectile tissue are the same because all embryos start off with a vulva. If the embryo’s second chromosome is a Y, the clitoris grows longer and becomes a penis and the outer labia grow into testicles instead.

3. The internal part is known as the Crura, or clitoral legs

The legs are shaped like a wishbone, and they also swell with blood when women are turned on. What people call a vaginal orgasm could very well be clitoral because the crura legs are being stimulated along the vaginal walls. Here’s a little bit of (very fun) homework: The next time your woman is super turned on, run your finger pads up and down the inside of your inner labia. Press against your skin, and you might notice what feels like two swollen veins. Those are her crura! Every body is different and you may not be able to feel it, but it’s worth exploring when woman is in that state.

4. The clitoral hood is a form of protection

Its official name is the commissure, and it’s a lot like the foreskin of a man’s penis. Think of it as clit’s bodyguard, keeping all that sensitive tissue safe from irritants. There’s also a shaft right under the clitoral hood to help connect the head and legs.

5. Clitoris has a heck of a lot of nerve endings

It’s a serious hub of pleasure: your clitoris packs around 8,000 nerve endings into its small real estate. That’s about two to three times more than the amount in the head of a penis. It’s the reason why so many men don’t understand how gentle they may need to be with a clitoris. Best way is to go for feather-light strokes instead of jamming it like a doorbell.

6. Most women need it stimulated

While experts aren’t sure how many nerves are in the vaginal walls, they pale in comparison to the ones hanging out in your clit. The majority of women need direct clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm, but many of them feel bad that they can’t have an orgasm without it.

7. Clit is made for multiple orgasms

Unlike a man’s penis, your clitoris can maintain most of its blood supply after an orgasm. Although you may experience a little sensitivity immediately post-O, women can have plenty of multiple orgasms pretty quickly because they’re physically still right at the point of no return.

8. Different women have different-sized clits

Clitoris size varies very substantially from woman to woman.

9. Clits come in tones of different colors

They’re something of an anatomical rainbow. Everything from the hood to the head can vary in color between women. There are light pinks all the way to almost black and all the roses in between. Just like when it comes to size, every color is normal!

10. Clit keeps growing

By the time you hit menopause, your clitoris might be up to 2.5 times bigger than it was when you were a teenager. But does that change correspond with an uptick in pleasure? Maybe, Even if it doesn’t, the good thing about the clit is that it won’t give up as you age and can function forever.

11. It always wants more pleasure

All hail the vibrator, pleasure producer for women everywhere! The one thing to look out for is getting too dependent on an intense level of buzzing. If a woman solely rely on vibrators for stimulation, she will find that need more and more stimulation to have an orgasm. That could potentially lead to some difficulty getting off with a partner or on your own sans vibrator.

12. Clitoris needs exercise

Like any other part of your body, the clitoris should be stimulated in a way that creates blood flow in and out to keep it healthy. Use it or lose it is true when it comes to this! Although chances are very low, lack of blood flow to the clitoris could potentially cause clitoral atrophy. It’s an extremely rare medical condition where the clitoris withdraws into he body or the hood fuses and covers the clitoris head and shaft. Again, it’s super-rare, but keep your blood pumping with plenty of sex, masturbation, arousal, and orgasms. Better safe than sorry!

Author: Zahra Barnes