What is the anatomy of my vagina?

What is the anatomy of my vagina?

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What is the clitoris?

The clitoris is just one of many erogenous zones on your body however more likely explored by women due to its increased sensitivity allowing climax. 
The clitoris is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones due to its high concentration of nerve endings. The clitoris has more than 8000 nerve endings, that's double the penis! The clitoris has similarities to the penis where it becomes erect and the clitoris swells or enlarges. 


Many people can reach orgasm from clitoral stimulation alone. The clitoris can be stimulated through oral sex, masturbation, using sex toys, and some positions during intercourse. 
The clitoris is part of the vulva, the name for the external parts of female genitalia. The vagina is the tube connecting the vulva and the cervix. 

 

 

Where is the clitoris? 

 

External parts of the clitoris?

The glans clitoris is the name of the external part of the clitoris—the part that most people call the “clitoris.”

It is about the size of a pea and is located above the urethra. The glans clitoris has the most amount of nerves making it extremely sensitive to touch.

Unlike the rest of the clitoris, the glans does not swell or grow during the sexual response, as it does not contain erectile tissue.

Just above or on top of the glans is the clitoral hood, which is formed by the two sides of the connecting labia minora.

Internal parts of the clitoris?

The majority of the clitoris is not typically visible.

Connected to the glans clitoris is the body of the clitoris. The clitoral body projects upwards into your pelvis.

From the body (located in front of the urethra), the clitoris splits in half to form the paired crura, and vestibular bulbs. These bulbs extend through and behind the labia, passing by the urethra, vaginal canal, and towards the anus. The g-spot is loosely defined as just one spot however can be found where the sides of the vestibular bulbs of the clitoris make contact with the anterior wall of the vagina.

The bulbs and crura contain erectile tissue that swells with blood during sexual arousal. By swelling on either side of the vaginal canal, they increase lubrication in the vagina, while increasing sexual stimulation and sensation. 

(Telfer and McWeeney,"What is the clitoris? And where is it?" Clue)

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