In over five million years of human evolution, only one organ has come to exist for the sole purpose of providing pleasure—the clitoris! The internal clitoris is part of an education most of us never had!

There is no requirement for it in reproduction.

It does not have a urethra running through it like the penis, and thus, there is no urination.

Its sole function—its singular, wonderful  purpose — is to put a woman in a blissful state!

Yet, we have neglected to study it as intricately as the penis.

Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located. The majority of answers you receive will probably sound something like,  “It’s that small bulb at the top of my lips,” or, “That’s the button up under the hood.”

Although these responses aren’t exactly wrong, the actual truth is that the majority of the clitoris is actually within the pelvis. It is more internal than external.

The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans. Not to be confused with glands, glans simply refers to a small circular mass. This little structure contains approximately 8,000 sensory nerve fibers; more than anywhere else in the human body and nearly twice the amount found on the head of a penis! Twice the amount! Twice!

Have a look at this diagram:

internal clit

Were you shown this at school? It was certainly not part of my sex education!

The glans is connected to the body or shaft of the internal clitoris, which is made up of two corpora cavernosa. When erect, the corpora cavernosa hold the vagina on either side, as if they were wrapping around it giving it a big hug!

The corpus cavernosum also extends further, bifurcating again to form the two crura. These two legs extend up to 9cm, pointing toward the thighs when at rest, and stretching
back toward the spine when erect.

To picture them at rest, imagine the crura as a wishbone, coming together at the body of the clitoris where they attach to the pubic symphysis.

Near each of the crura on either side of the vaginal opening are the clitoral vestibules.

These are internally under the labia majora.

When they become engorged with blood they actually cuff the vaginal opening causing the vulva to expand outward.

Get these puppies excited, and you’ve got a hungrier, tighter-feeling vaginal opening in which to explore!

More information can be viewed here – by Mrs M – the pioneer of this article. You can also print your own 3D clitoris with details here (written in French)

Here are more clitoral facts (number 1, you have already learned!)

Clitoris Fact 1.

There are over 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris! Whoever built it, literally built it for pleasure. The clit has more than double the number of nerve endings in the tip of the penis.

Clitoris Fact 2.

The internal clitoris has a shaft; just like the penis. The shaft connects to the head of the clitoris. Straddle your partner and get to know this part of her. You’ll need to tease it out of her, start very lightly on the head of the clitoris until it is reaching out to meet your finger.

Clitoris Fact 3.

The internal clitoris has legs! These extend out of the shaft and go deeper into the body and are buried in the tissues at the top of the vagina. It’s very hard to feel the ‘legs’ directly. However, the more aroused the woman is, the greater chances of finding them!

Clitoris Fact 4.

The clitoris grows during a woman’s lifetime, just like an old man’s ears. This growth occurs because of hormonal changes in the body. When a girl’s puberty begins, the clitoris will start increasing in size, at the end of puberty – it will be about 1.8 times larger. By the time a woman is 32 years old, the clitoris will be almost four times as big as it was at the onset of puberty! It should therefore be easier to find, guys! It doesn’t even stop there. After menopause, the clitoris will be seven times larger than it was at birth!

Clitoris Fact 5.

Not all clitorises are alike. Some are smaller than a grain of rice, and others are the size of half an eyeball. Some are shy, and rarely peek out of their hood (cute) and others are big show offs. Some disappear into the hood once they’re aroused, and others pop out when a woman is turned on. Some like to be directly touched, some are very sensitive to the touch. Clits also have mood swings, what felt amazing one day, could feel completely different the next.

Clitoris Fact 6.

The clitoris never ages. It has eternal youth. Once it has matured, the clitoris remains at the peak of its power for the rest of a woman’s life. A woman has the same orgasmic capacity at the age of 97 as she did when she was 21.

Clitoris Fact 7.

The internal clitoris is as large a penis. The erectile tissues (and capillaries) are spread out over a larger area as large as a man’s. However, his penis and your internal clitoris are equal in both size and weight. It’s all on the inside.

Pretty cool, huh?

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  • C. Poly

    I’ve found that the best orgasms start with massaging my lips. Which happens to be where my clit legs are. Utilizing the entire clit to build up to and induce an orgasm has produced the best O’s I have ever had! An interesting tidbit I discovered about clits, not just mine, is that one side of the external nub can feel better than the other. For example, my clit is a lefty and more sensitive on the left side than it is on the right.

    • Great advice, thank you for sharing!

    • Alwyn

      You really do learn something new every day. I didn’t know this about the clit, and I also didn’t know that it’s the only organ in the human body that has no function other than to provide pleasure. Great stuff!

      • thanks for learning about the clitoris with us! 🙂