The clitoris is very misunderstood. You can thank the lack of sexual education that none of us had.
We have learned so much being in the adult toy business. Unfortunately, most people are not as lucky as us. Not only are they not aware of all the great high quality body-safe adult toys and accessories out there, they also don’t understand the female body.
Queerie Bradshaw is one of our favorite bloggers. She’s sassy, intelligent and ethical. She wrote this great post about the clitoris. We already knew these amazing facts about the clitoris . . . Did you?
1. It’s Very Sensitive
The clitoris has approximately 8,000 sensory nerve endings (yes – you read that correctly) and affects over 50,000 nerves all over the body when stimulated. Although it might seem very tiny, it’s very powerful. Meanwhile, the penis has 4,000. Who knew?
2. It Is The Same Organ As The Penis
The clitoris and the penis started out in the embryo as the same genital tissue. Somewhere between 8 to 12 weeks after conception, the Y chromosome determines that this organ will be a penis. The clitoris develops from the same tissues that becomes the glands and upper shaft of the penis. This shared embryonic origin makes these two organs different versions of the same structure.
3. There is More To The Clitoris Than Meets The Eye
The clitoris resembles a wish bone, but you can only see the tip (the clitoral head) or the hood (the foreskin). There are two clitoral “legs” inside the body that go along your labia and can be massaged or stimulated during penetration and extend down the vaginal wall.
4. The Clitoris Is Selective In Where It Appears
Did you know that the clitoris is only found in mammals, ostriches and only a select few other animals? Interestingly enough, humans are the only species that use the clitoris for sexual pleasure. As Queerie Bradshaw said, “I’m glad I’m one of the chosen.”
5. Each Clitoris Is Different
Similar to how every woman’s body is different, so is the shape, color and size of every woman’s clitoris. Some are small, some are big, some are hidden, while some aren’t shy. While aroused, some increase in size, while others remain under the hood. Some love a lot of pressure, while others prefer a soft touch.
6. It Grows
As a woman gets older and thanks to her hormones, her body changes. During puberty, the clitoris starts to grow. By the time she’s in her 30’s, the clitoris will be about 4 times bigger than it was at puberty. After menopause, the clitoris will be about 7 times larger than it was at birth. WOW!
7. It’s Only Job Is Pleasure
The clitoris is the only part of the body that is designed solely for pleasure and has no other purpose. Although women might get older, the clitoris never ages. Once it matures, it’s ready to get to work and seek pleasure whenever she is ready.
Now that you have a better understanding of the clitoris, it’s time to get to work and seek the pleasure that the clitoris deserves!