The clitoris is a structure about the size of a pea located at the top of a woman's vulva, above the urethral opening. The Clitoris and Its Place Within the Vulva The vulva is a single term used to describe all of the external female genital organs. Grouped around the vagina an internal organ , these organs include the labia majora, the labia minora , the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina, the bulb of the vestibule, and the glands of Bartholin. The two sets of labia lips form an oval shape around the vagina. The labia minora are smaller and surround the vagina. The labia majora are larger, and, after puberty, the outer portion of the labia majora are covered with pubic hair.
7 Things You Didn't Know Your Clitoris Can Do, Because It Knows When To Cut You Off
So, to help you become more cliterate, we put together this sheet on clitoral erections. Wait, vulva owners can get boners? The clitoris extends back into the body usually close to 4 inches! When aroused, blood rushes to the erectile tissue that makes up the clit the same tissue as in a penis , causing it to become engorged. This is a clitoral erection. Is this the same process as with penile erections? Individuals who have a penis get erections when blood flow gets directed to their erectile tissues.
As reported by the Atlantic , the clitoris is actually shaped more like a wishbone. The full anatomy of the clitoris looks like an upside-down flower with large petals extending inside the body that embrace the vaginal canal. It can even become erect when aroused. Is the G-spot really another C-spot? So for people who have vaginas, the orgasm probably really is all about the clitoris, but we can stimulate it indirectly from inside the vagina, directly from outside the vagina, or both.
Physiology[ edit ] The internal anatomy of the human vulva , with the clitoral hood and labia minora indicated as lines. The clitoris is the homologue of the penis in the female. The visible part of the clitoris, the glans clitoridis , varies in size from a few millimeters to one centimeter and is located at the front junction of the labia minora inner lips , above the opening of the urethra. It is covered by the clitoral hood. Any type of motion can increase blood flow to this organ and this results in increased secretions which lubricate the vagina.