And the whole thing plays a key role in your sex life. About 73 percent of women say stimulating the clitoris either enhances or is totally necessary for their orgasms, according to a study from Indiana University, the Kinsey Institute, and OMGYes, an online site for orgasm education. For such a little thing, the clitoris has a ton of power. But because the vast majority of it is hidden away inside your bod, it gets unfairly overlooked! Most people think of clitoral stimulation as something that only happens on the outside of the body, on the little rosebud that sits near your vagina. But because of its shape and structure, the clitoris can also appreciate indirect stimulation from penetration, which is why some people swear by vaginal orgasms, according to Jenny Block , author of The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex.
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The Clitoris - 10 Facts - LBC
Can't resist amandapalmer pic. Wolf will settle for a world with equality on toilet walls, where there are as many clitorises graffitied as penises. And now that the giant, golden clitoris has got your attention, here are 10 facts Wolf wants you to know. Mostly invisible below the surface, wrapping around the vaginal tunnel and extending out towards the thighs.
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The clitoris has a glans, a foreskin and a tiny shaft — just like his! Women who have given birth tend to have larger clitorises — the longest ever measured was 12"! In latter-day Turkey, small clits were called sesame seeds, medium sized ones were called lentils, and big ones were called chickpeas. Some women get this because the way their clit is placed means that intercourse hits the spot "from the inside". But most women need external touch.
Unlike the penis , the male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function. While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena , which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ. Some other mammals, such as lemurs and spider monkeys , also have a large clitoris.