Oh, the clitoris! It plays such an important part in the arousal and pleasure a woman feels but is so often disregarded. Not enough is spoken about the MVP of your vagina, which is why it can be easily misunderstood. We bust some common myths about the clitoris to help you understand the best part of your anatomy better! ;-)
Myth 1: It Doesn’t Serve Any Real Purpose
Umm... Sexual pleasure and giving you mind-blowing orgasms is totally a real purpose. It’s the only organ in the body whose sole purpose is pleasure. It’s the number one erogenous zone for a woman, how's that for real purpose?!
Myth 2: The Clit Is Just That Little Nub
No. It’s not just that small bump, it is the most sensitive spot of the female body with over 8,000 nerve endings. The little button is just the tip of the clitoris; the rest of it is called the "shaft" and separates on either side of the vagina. The whole clitoris is actually 6 to 7 inches long.
Myth 3: You Can Easily Have A Vaginal Orgasm Without Bothering About The Clit
Since the vagina only has a few nerve endings, it’s pretty impossible to have an orgasm without involving the clit in the party. The clitoral organ surrounds the vagina, anus and urethra so it’s all pretty interconnected. Plus, stimulating that little magical bud can really help get you off, especially if you don’t reach orgasm easily.
Myth 4: The Size Of Your Clit Doesn’t Matter
Who said only men have to worry about the “does size matter?” debate?! Some studies suggest that women who find it difficult to orgasm and require more effort to get them there have a smaller clitoris. Don’t worry, just be patient and give it some extra stimulation, it’ll be so worth it!
Myth 5: It’s Nothing Like A Penis
Well, there are a few similarities and men aren’t as different from us as we thought. Upon conception, all babies have the same genital tissue. It’s only close to the 12th week does the genitalia begin to differentiate into a penis or labia. So basically, the penis and clit are made from the same material. This is why a clit swells up when aroused, like a female erection. It's a good thing that it's hidden though, right ladies?
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Published on Jul 01, 2016