The clitoris! The ONLY part of the body whose sole purpose is pleasure! YAY! The clit is actually much larger and goes much deeper than just the tiny little glans you are able to see on the outside of the body. For so long, it had been such a misunderstood and underappreciated part of the female body. Halfway into the 20th century, it finally got some research attention, and some study was done to gather a basic understanding of it and how it works. Since then, and especially in the last couple of decades, we have gained even more awareness of the clitoris, in all of it’s glory!
Betty Dodson Sketches The Internal Clitoris
Here you can see sketch of how extensive the clitoris really is. Consider that the “glans” is the only part that you can see, and what most people to refer to as the clit… but that is only just the one tiny part that you can see! The whole clitoris actually extends for several inches inside, and rivals the size of a penis! Pretty amazing!
The Clitoris, female erogenous organ capable of erection under sexual stimulation. A female homologue of the male penis, the clitoris develops (as does the penis) from the genital tubercle of the fetus, and it plays an important role in female sexual response.
The body of the clitoris is suspended from the pubic bone by a short ligament and emerges to form a tiny external glans at the top of the vulva. Lying over the glans is a sheath of skin known as the clitoral hood. The glans has a generous supply of sensitive nerve endings, which account for the clitoris’ central role in tactile sexual stimulation.
Extending internally from the glans is the shaft, or body, of the clitoris, a small cylinder about 2 to 3 cm (about 0.8 to 1.2 inches) long. From the body extend the erectile corpora cavernosa and bulbs. The corpora cavernosa and bulbs are continuous with two relatively long structures known as the crura, which are made up of nonerectile tissue. The body, crura, corpora cavernosa, and bulbs together are shaped like a wishbone, with the latter three tissues forming the arms of the wishbone, which hug the urethra and vagina. During sexual excitement, the corpora cavernosa and bulbs become engorged with blood, causing erection.
The Importance of The Clit
It’s time for us to once again worship the vulva as the sacred place and origin of all life! It truly is remarkable! :-) No more shaming or embarrassment! And by the way…what’s even better than learning all the amazing things about the clit? Putting your knowledge into practice!! :-) Yee haw!