Wellness
Store

You probably didn’t know that your clitoris can do these 7 amazing things

Updated on:23 April 2021, 16:23pm IST
Did you know your clitoris has over 8000 nerve endings? Find out some fascinating facts about the clitoris here.
Aayushi Gupta
  • 82 Likes
You need to know everything about your clitoris because it’s the pleasure powerhouse of the body! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Listen to this article

We might be aware of the vagina but how many can identify all the parts of the female reproductive system? Well, in such a situation, it won’t be a surprise if you’ve not heard of the term ‘clitoris.’ It has been ignored due to cultural shame around sex and pleasure. But, understanding how it works can give you a better understanding of pleasure!

The clitoris is known as the power centre of the vulva. It has a complex structure. Therefore, its size and sensitivity can vary. Yes, it is externally visible but its internal function is what truly leads to sexual pleasure. To understand your sexuality better, you need to know everything about the clitoris!

Here are 7 facts about the pleasure powerhouse that you need to know about:

1. It’s bigger than you think, just like an iceberg

The clitoris is much bigger than the little button you can see. Only 1/4 of the clitoris is outside the body and visible to the naked eye. The rest of it is placed inside your body. The clitoris is actually shaped like a wishbone that extends into the body and around the vaginal canal but isn’t a part of the vagina. It is a part of the vulva, the external part of female sexual anatomy.

clotoris
Do the self-examination, ladies! Image courtesy: Unsplash
2. It has more than 8,000 nerve endings

The gland or the invisible part of the clitoris contains over 8,000 sensory nerve endings! This makes this tiny area the most sensitive part of a woman’s body. These tiny endings transmit pleasure signals to your brain.

3. It has only one purpose which is pleasure

The clitoris is the only organ in the female body with the sole purpose of providing sexual pleasure when stimulated. The 8,000 nerve endings are responsible for making it a powerhouse of pleasure and it doesn’t play a direct role in reproduction. It exists only to make you feel good!

4. It grows throughout your lifetime

Yes, it’s true! The clitoris actually grows during a woman’s lifetime. It doesn’t stretch out too much but extends a whopping 3 to 4 inches. The growth occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the body. It almost doubles in size during puberty and it can grow more after menopause—almost seven times its length at birth.

clotoris
It grows throughout your lifetime. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Every clit is truly different and unique

The clitoris varies in size and shape on different women but the size of your clitoris does not affect whether you can have an orgasm. The head of the clitoris is often about the same size and shape but some can be smaller and some are bigger. Take your time to know your clitoris!

6. It’s very similar to a penis

The clitoris has glans, foreskin (also known as the hood), erectile tissue, and a very small shaft- all the parts that a penis has! Hence, the functions of a clitoris are a lot like a penis. In fact, it even swells when you’re aroused.

7. It’s the real G spot

The G spot is also known as the Gräfenberg area. It is very sensitive to sexual stimulation and is actually the part of the clitoris. When it gets stimulated, it may lead to strong sexual arousal, a powerful orgasm, and potential female ejaculation.

So, ladies, take your time to know your clitoris and understand what is going on inside of you because it’s important to get comfortable with your body!

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.