But don't worry, here is quick and easy guide to the amazing clitoral facts, compiled by Diana Vilbert (dianavilibert.com)
- If you don’t know much about the clitoris, don’t blame yourself. It wasn’t until the 1990s that researchers even used MRIs to study its internal structure and sexual function. And it wasn’t until 1998 that urologist Helen O’Connell published her findings on the true scope and size of the clitoris.
- There are about 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris glans, twice as many as men have at the head of the penis. But we won't hold that against them.
- The clitoris is the only organ that exists for the sole purpose of providing pleasure. You're welcome to speculate why men have not been given this kind of a bonus organ...
- Due to hormonal changes, the size of the clitoris increases throughout a woman’s life, becoming about four times larger when she’s in her mid-thirties than it was at the onset of puberty!
- Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t judge a clitoris by what you can see of it, as the saying goes, right? The average clitoris is actually around four inches in length, most of it being hidden inside the body.
- The origins of the word “clitoris” have been traced back to the ancient Greek word for “key,” as well as verb “kleitoriazein,” which means to touch or titillate lasciviously or to seek pleasure.
- The clitoris remains at the peak of its power pretty much forever once it’s mature. Meaning that it’ll give you the same orgasmic capacity when you’re 90 as it did in your 20s.