It’s simply misunderstood…

 

And yes, men this is for you, too. Medical ignorance around the female body is as old as the patriarchy. The full scope of the Clitoris for example has only been fully 3D mapped less than 10 years ago. It is actually not just a little knob, it looks much more like a swan and it’s erectile tissue is almost the same size as that of a penis!

Women can sense that our cultures view their body with confusion at best and outright disdain and disgust at worst. I have sat in many female circles where women still view their own genitals as inadequate. We need more clitoracy, more understanding of our own bodies before we can even start to expect magic with ourselves and our lovers. Watch Sarah Barmark on this wonderfully educational and entertaining TED talk help us get a greater perspective on female sexuality.

CLITORACY- 5 amazing facts you didn’t know about her!

1. SHE’S S`ENSITIVE

The clitoris contains 8,000 deliciously sensitive nerve endings, double the nerve endings in the glans of a penis. Sorry, guys.

 

2. SHE KEEPS GROWING

The clitoris grows throughout a woman’s life. After menopause, the clitoris can become 2.5 times larger than it was when the same woman was a teenager. I don’t think that there has been an actually study about clitoris size in relation to pleasure. And I don’t think that women have a size thing about their clitoris, the way men do around penis size. I have never ever met a woman who has measured her clitoris, but I have met men who have measured their penis.
In fact in the 16th century medical profession wasn’t quite clear about the purpose of the clitoris and termed it as a kind of growth, leading to some girls having it cut off if it was considered too big. Something that we call genital mutilations nowadays, was once common practice in the west.

 

3. SHE WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU, BABY (sing it loud)

The clitoris is the only organ in the human body which’s sole purpose is for pleasure, not for reproduction. That has caused the male oriented medical profession a great deal of confusion, in which pleasure doesn’t neccessarily have a purpose, but it seems like we are destined to experience pleasure.

 

4. SHE IS MULTIORGASMIC BY NATURE

 A clitoral orgasm can bring about anywhere between three and 16 contractions and can last from 10 to 30 seconds. But that doesn’t exclude the fact that many women have multiple orgasms that can include pelvic contractions. Some sex educators have compared and contrasted male and female orgasm and have concluded that even the most average clitoral orgasm lasts longer than even the best ever most fantastic male orgasm. Women do have more nerve endings in their genitals and this may be a subtle hint, that women are designed and equipped to be pleasure explorers. The Kundalini Guru Jogi Bhajan says that women by nature are supposed to have 180 orgasms a DAY. Yes, you heard right. But he goes on explaining that most women have been so derived and numbed by the wrong kind of lovemaking that there nervous system is not able to hold that amount of pleasure inside their bodies. So, women, onwards – there is soooooo much more to explore!

5. SHE LOOKS LIKE A SWAN

Only one quarter of the clitoris is actually visible. The rest of it is inside the women’s body. Besides the clitoris being made up the clitoral head, the hood and the clitoral shaft, it is also composed of the urethral sponge, erectile tissue, glands, vestibular bulbs and the clitoral legs. Only the clitoral head and the hood are located outside the body. Some sex experts believe that the G Spot is actually a part of the clitoris.

The clitoris varies in size and shape on different women. Some are hidden under the hood, and some stick out. Some like to be touched softly and others like a lot of pressure. It takes time to get to know a woman’s clitoris. Don’t assume that you know what it likes. Take your time and get to know each unique clitoris, just like you would take the time to get to know the woman it is attached to.