The clitoris is one of the more amazing, and too often under-appreciated, parts of the human body. Still, knowledge about the clitoris can be a little hit or miss. A serious lack of sexual education in schools has left far too many people to their own devices when it comes to real information about basic sexual functions, and the clitoris is just that: basic. That is, not a cherry on top that might or might not be involved in your life. Start your reintroduction to this seriously amazing body part with these eight amazing facts.
11 clitoris facts you’ll think about the next time you have sex
11 clitoris facts you’ll think about the next time you have sex – SheKnows
For eons it was thought that the sole purpose of the clitoris was to offer pleasure. Turns out, we were wrong. But now, thanks to a new review in published in November in the journal Clinical Anatomy, we know that there are 8, and 1 reasons to appreciate the clitoris. It turns out, stimulating the clitoris during sexual contact creates a cascade of changes in the brain and in the reproductive tract that creates an ideal environment for conception success. When the clitoris is stimulated, the brain wakes up the genital area, increasing blood flow to the clitoris and vagina, upping vaginal lubrication, and boosting oxygen and temperature in the vagina. All of this enhances sperm function and survival, notes review author Roy Levin, PhD , most recently a research associate at the Sexual Physiology Laboratory at Porterbrook Clinic in Sheffield, England.
The Clitoris Is Important for This Reason, Too
Debate has raged for years as to whether female sexual pleasure exists for its own sake or has a role in reproduction. But the two views need not be at war. T he results are finally in — a study in Clinical Anatomy has found that the clitoris does play an important role in reproduction, activating a series of brain effects taking as read, incidentally, that it is done right: so we are talking about a female orgasm, not about an ignored clitoris, sitting there, minding its own business.
I spoke with relationship coach and sex educator Dawn Serra to understand the ins and outs of the clitoral pleasure bomb, and the facts she shared might just surprise you. At worst, you get to spend five minutes reading about your clitoris. How can you lose? Even though the clitoris is tucked away from view, it grows erect when a woman is aroused.