What is the Clit?

 

Sex Organ DiagramAnswer: For some “clit” is an affectionate nickname for the erectile tissue found above the urethra and vaginal opening which is the clitoris.

Some women like clitoral stimulation during times of self or partner pleasure and it can definitely be considered an orgasmic spot with the 8,000 nerve endings running throughout it. In some anatomy books the clitoris may just appear to be a small area covered by the clitoral hood positioned right above the urethra but the clitoris is similar to an iceberg where most of its body is found below the immediate surface. The internal structure of the clitoris surrounds the “urethrovaginal” area. The internal structure of the clitoris includes the clitoral shaft, the crura, the corpus carvernosum, the urethral sponge and the vestibular bulb (new research calls the bulbs “bulbs of the clitoris”). The clitoris is erectile tissue that when aroused can become puffy, stiffer and somewhat hard. With all the nerve endings running throughout the clitoris it can be a sensitive area so some people enjoy light stimulation to start such as soft circles or light kissing.

The glans clitoris which is covered by the clitoral hood can be found externally right above the urethra and vaginal opening. The remainder of the clitoris is found internally surrounding the “urethrovaginal” area. Clitoral photo found at http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodies/with_pleasure_a_view_of_whole_sexual_anatomy_for_every_body

For further readings / images check out:

For easy reading: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodies/with_pleasure_a_view_of_whole_sexual_anatomy_for_every_body

For medical terminology and real life photos of the clitoris: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1283096/#!po=22.7273

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