3 depressing myths about the clitoris

Days pass, years fly by, as it was sung in the intro of the series about Katya Pushkareva, and the theme of the clitoris still causes an embarrassed giggle and a desire to dismiss the topic. The reason is clear - female physiology has a difficult fate and a difficult path of research. So let's go through the base once again.

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Myth #1 There is nothing to understand about female physiology

Phallocentric thinking prevents us from thinking beyond the inevitable comparison of the female genitals with the male. That is why, in certain centuries, beliefs were practiced in the spirit of “men have a penis; in women, the vagina and these are mirror organs. If you rely on scientific data, it quickly becomes clear: it’s more likely to dance from the clitoris. And it is with him to compare different things. For example, the head of the penis with the head of the clitoris.

The female head, although many times smaller, is about twice as sensitive as the male head. There are about 4 thousand sensitive nerve fibers in the head of the penis, and all 8 thousand in the head of the clitoris. This explains the difficulty men often have in understanding how mild stimulation can sometimes bring a woman to orgasm.

Myth #2 Only stimulation of the head of the clitoris leads to orgasm

In fact, not only the visible part of the clitoris (namely, it is the head, and as you know, it makes up only a small part of the organ) is involved in the occurrence of orgasm. Sexual pleasure occurs when various parts of the clitoris are stimulated, including internal, invisible ones. This explains the use of the word "vaginal orgasm" (but we know that it involves the legs of the clitoris).

Myth #3 All clitoris look the same (sorry)

It's hard to avoid a phallocentric comparison, so I'll resort to it: if the world knows all kinds of penis shapes, why should clitoris be any different?

A large dark clitoral hood or a pale small hood are all normal variations - just like any other part of your body."

(c) Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University. Feinberg Medical School.

Clitoris come in different sizes, shapes and shades. And these are all variations of the norm.