On my washing machine, there is a lock. To activate it, you must hold down the start button for a particular length of time at just the right intensity; too soft and nothing happens, too hard and the machine beeps angrily at you. Finally, an entangled heap of damp but refreshed clothes tumbles out at the other end. Consider now the female orgasm.
While the whole world was debating the American Academy of Pediatrics' position on "female genital cutting"—the AAP was against it before they were for it, and now, after an outcry, they're against it again —Alice Dreger and Ellen Feder have been raising the alarm about "medical research" currently being conducted at Cornell University. A pediatric urologist at Cornell—Dix Poppas—has been operating on little girls with what he judges to be oversized clitorises, cutting away important clitoral tissues, and then stitching the glans to what remains of the shaft. Poppas claims that, unlike past clitoral-reduction procedures, his procedure is "nerve sparing. First big problem: "nerve-sparing" surgeries don't always work. And the chunks of these girls' clitorises that the doctor is cutting away—large pieces of their clitoral shafts—may be just as important as the clitoral glans. Dreger :.
Women having their clitorises reconstructed after female genital mutilation
For all the centuries of men wondering what women want, the answer isn't all that mysterious. We want you to touch our clitorises. The success of a sexual encounter may hinge entirely on how and whether it is touched, but don't put too much pressure on your partner's understanding of this special body part. If you don't know what it's capable of, how can they? Study up with these fascinating facts.
Surgery to reconstruct women the clitorises of women who have been circumcised is becoming increasingly common file photo. Surgery to restore function in women's clitorises is becoming increasingly common to help those who have suffered female genital mutilation. The procedure offers hope women who have had their clitorises circumcised, and who suffer painful side effects and a loss of sexual pleasure as a result. Surgeons carrying out the procedure say the operation could stop pain, help women feel sexual pleasure and restore their identity and femininity.