The most sensitive part of a woman’s body that for a long time it was considered secondary, yet it holds all the secrets to female sexuality. Read on to get lowdown on the pleasure button.
The clitoris is devoted to sexual pleasure. It is tucked away at the intersection and top of the labia minora, cosseted by the labia majora. Just like a mans penis the clitoris is an erectile body that possesses nerve endings, three times as many as a the penis. Again just like a penis it has a cap, (foreskin) and a gland, but unlike a penis it’s an internal organ. The gland, covered by the cap, is the visible part of the clitoris between the labia minora. It only measures between 0.5 and 1cm. We know less about the stem, the invisible part, which can measure up to 10cm long and 3 to 6cm wide. It is spilt into 2 long roots that go around the lateral edges of the vagina.
Baffling To Men
The Clitoris is still a mystery to many males, but it's key to female pleasure. 95% of women can reach orgasm in a few minutes by stimulating their clitoris themselves.
From a young age, women start to explore their bodies quickly finding that by stroking their Clitoris they can experience the most intensive orgasm, but stimulation by a partner doesn't always match up. This is usually down to one simple reason: a lot of men have a very simple vision of the Clitoris and are clumsy with their touch.
With the clitoris being a very sensitive organ, stimulation needs to be done in a very delicate way with fingers, lips or the tongue. Many women prefer stimulation with the tongue and experience orgasm.
The stem can also be stimulated, for example by pressing on the pubic bone or by caressing the two sides of the vagina where the roots of the clitoris are located, which can create a real sensation of pleasure.
Clitoral or vaginal
The majority of women achieve a clitoral orgasm easily. However the debate between clitoral and vaginal orgasm continues with some so called experts stating that when an orgasm occurs it’s because the clitoris is stimulated either directly or through the vaginal wall. So if thirty percent of women have an orgasm during sexual intercourse, it means that for the remaining seventy percent the clitoris did not play its role.
This is a self defeating argument as women who say they are vaginal, more than half admit that they have stimulated their clitoris to reach orgasm. While inversely, a clitoral orgasm is also always vaginal in a way because the vagina naturally contracts rhythmically to clitoral orgasm.