If you’ve ever thought to yourself that your partner wouldn’t be able to find your clitoris if you gave him a map, you’re not alone. The clitoris is often seen as a mysterious part of female anatomy, but there are some things even YOU might not know about it. Here are 14 facts about the least understood part of female anatomy that will increase your sexual pleasure:
The clitoris has over 8,000 nerve endings. The clitoris is small, but it’s got double the amount of nerve endings than that of a penis, which is why it’s such a sensitive and pleasurable part of your body. Think of how your partner moans in pleasure when you stroke the tip of his penis — your clitoris will give you double that pleasure!
It can give you multiple orgasms. You might not be able to experience multiple orgasms from penetrative sex, but so what? Your clitoris will help you. It’s got blood supply that helps it engorge continuously, meaning you can experience multiple, rolling orgasms without end for as long as you’ve got the energy to keep on going.
The clitoris keeps growing. The clitoris grows throughout a woman’s lifetime due to hormonal changes. It starts growing during puberty and then continues to grow with you throughout your life. By the time you hit the age of 32, it will be four times bigger than when it started growing during your puberty years. After you’ve experienced menopause, the clitoris will be seven times larger than at birth! The growth can’t really be seen all that much since much of the clit is internal, so don’t freak out.
It has only one function. The clitoris is the only organ that’s built purely for one thing: a woman’s sexual pleasure. There’s no evolutionary purpose for it other than to make you feel good, and that’s pretty great.
There’s another side to the clitoris. Don’t be fooled by the part of the clitoris you can see. That’s not the whole clitoris but only one-quarter of its size. The rest of organ is actually up inside the body and it’s comprised of many different parts, such as the shaft and glands.
It’s got legs. The clitoris has “clitoral legs.” No, really. These are two structures that are three inches long and extend into the vagina, reaching the G-spot and connecting to it.
It’s a small piece of dynamite. Clitoral orgasms give off such powerful sensations that they spread across your pelvic area and touch 15,000 other nerve endings. No wonder a good orgasm can make you feel like you’re having an out of body experience.
It’s a lot more like the penis than you might think. Weird but true. They start out the same before birth before hormones cause them to become sex-specific. Both the penis and the clitoris have shafts and both become erect when aroused — the clitoris has erectile tissue that swells when pleasured. Pretty cool, huh?
There are different types of clitorises. The clitoris doesn’t come standard. Different women will have ones of different sizes and sensitivity. Some will be hidden more while others will be a bit more noticeable. It helps to tell your sexual partner if you like lots of pressure and touching or a gentler hand because they might think that what works on one clitoris will work on them all.
You might have to help your partner find it. For the love of all the sexual pleasure you deserve to have, you need to help your guy find this love button. Here are some easy directions to help him along: the clit is not inside the vagina (rookie mistake), but above it. You can spot it because it’s covered by a fleshy nub called a clitoral hood. If he still can’t get it, show him where it is by pleasuring yourself in front of him.
Clitoral orgasms can last up to 30 seconds. Yup, that’s a long time! Some women even experience pelvic contractions from clitoral orgasms, they’re that blissful.
The clitoris doesn’t age. Although the clitoris changes over time and becomes larger thanks to hormones, the clitoris won’t fail you when it comes to pleasure. Unlike men who can suffer from erectile dysfunction when they get older, the clitoris will always offer you the chance of powerful orgasms, even when you’re 90. That’s pretty encouraging, right?
It works with your menstrual cycle. Did you know that your menstrual cycle can affect your clitoral orgasms? A study of women between the ages of 18 and 35 found that orgasms tend to be strongest on the 14th day of the menstrual cycle when women are ovulating. Why? The clitoris swells up 20 percent more than usual on this day.
It can suffer from over-stimulation. When your body is nearing climax, your clitoris starts to swell and it can feel painful at this point. This is important for your partner to know so that he won’t start touching it again or thinking that you’ll have multiple clitoral orgasms all the time. There’s a limit to how much pleasure your clitoris can give you in one go, so treat it with TLC.
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