Orgasms and the female anatomy cannot be had without talking about a woman’s clitoris. Being one of the most erogenous of all organs, the clitoris has but one purpose – sexual pleasure.
While orgasms can be elusive, proper clitoral stimulation and knowledge of clitoris facts is key to unlocking the wonderful world of orgasmic pleasure. While the clitoris’ sole purpose is for pleasure, there are a number of incredible unknown facts that will surprise you. Learning more about this powerful female sex organ can further unlock pleasure for you and your partner.
6 Clitoris Facts Most Men Don’t Understand
Speaks All Languages
The word “clitoris” was derived from the ancient Greek word for “key.” It has also been traced back to the verb “kleitoriazein”, which means to “titillate lasciviously or to seek pleasure.” If you are a student of the etymology of words, just knowing these two facts explains the purpose of the clitoris and how to arouse it. Regardless of the word meaning itself, the word – clitoris – is recognized not just in English but in all modern European languages.
As Big As His
As a whole, a woman’s clitoris is as large as a man’s penis. That is not a typo, but the truth one of the clitoris facts both men and women can’t believe. While most people think of the clitoris as just a small bulbous “pleasure button” there is much more than the eye can see. A woman’s erectile tissues and their valved capillaries are spread out over a larger area than a man’s. When you look at size and weight, the clitoris is the same as a man’s penis.
Women are blessed to be able to have multiple orgasms without a rest period in between, sorry guys. That is well known, but the lesser-known fact is regardless of any wear and tear, a woman’s clitoris never ages. Once mature after puberty, it remains at the peak of its power for the rest of a woman’s life. While some women claim to have more consistent and intense orgasms as they age, the orgasmic ability of their clitoris remains the same. The difference comes in a woman knowing what works best for her body to bring her to climax.
More Sensitive Than You Think
To say the clitoris is sensitive could be considered a major understatement. We all know how it responds to manual or oral stimulation, but did you know why? The immediate pleasure felt through stimulation is because there are more than 8,000 nerve endings within it – that’s twice as many as there are in the glans of a penis, and more than in your fingertips, lips or tongue. Think of it as a woman’s epicentre of pleasure and sensitivity.
Workout to Work Up
For most women, foreplay is not optional, it’s a must, but did you know you can start foreplay with some exercise? Something as simple as a walk can start to stimulate your clitoris. Research has shown twenty minutes of moderate exercise increases a woman’s genital engorgement by 168 percent – and the effect can last for hours. Yet another reason why exercise is great for our health, both our physical and sexual health. The more you exercise the healthier your clitoris will be.
Very Well Connected
Did you know women’s orgasms are triggered by nerves originating in at least six different tissues? The nerve impulses from the clitoris build in a woman’s brain to achieve an orgasm. Different women have different active nerve pathways, and these pathways change during pregnancy, lactation and after menopause. The thinking part of the brain (the neocortex) hinders orgasm, which centers in the feeling-centred hypothalamus. As we approach orgasm, the clitoris integrates information from these inputs, plus reports from the cerebral cortex, the hypothalamus, and the peripheral nervous system. Confused? Don’t be, just know your orgasm is a complete body experience so enjoy the moment and the euphoric feelings.