A entry from the Museum of Sex by Melodiousmsm explores the internal anatomy of the clitoris, whose extent wasn't fully mapped untilwhen Royal Melbourne Hospital urologist Helen O'Connell published her groundbreaking MRI studies. The clitoris forks internally like a wishbone, and then ramifies further. As Melodiousmsm notes, this suggests that the argument over vaginal versus clitoral orgasm has been misplaced, since the clitoris runs through the vulva and vagina.
The clitoris is a structure about the size of a pea located at the top of a woman's vulva, above the urethral opening. The vulva is a single term used to describe all of the external female genital organs. Grouped around the vagina an internal organthese organs include the labia majora, the labia minorathe clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina, the bulb of the vestibule, and the glands of Bartholin.
A small sensitive elongated erectile organ at the anterior part of the vulva in female mammals, homologous with the penis. Origin: [NL. It is concealed by the labia pudendi. The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.
Updated April 09, But actually all female mammals have a clitoris, the highly sensitive organ that is linked with pleasure and orgasm in women. Research is now starting to slowly unpack how the clitoris might be involved in sexual encounters in mammals.
The clitoris is a sexual organ in the body of mammals. The visible knob -like portion is located near the anterior junction of the labia minoraabove the opening of the vagina. Unlike the homologous male organthe clitoris does not contain the distal portion of the urethra and functions solely to induce sexual pleasure.
Abstract The present study is an attempt to review literature on etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment strategies of clitoral cancer. The review emphasizes on different etiological factors represented by clinical presentations, such as infective organisms, circumcision, infibulation, clitoromegaly, priapism, vulvar cancers, ovarian cancers, mixed gonadal dysgenesis, metastasis from cancers of distant organs adrenal glands, urinary bladder and rectal cancerneurofibromatosis and other etiologies of tumors growing on clitoris. The diagnostic approach and pathology are interwoven on different aspects of clinical findings.
Who says the clitoris is pea-sized? Well, for a very long time, science did. But sometimes science gets it wrong before it gets it right. And even when science gets it right, sexism still takes the stage and moves away the spotlight.