The clitoris is a pretty interesting organ. In fact, it's the only organ in the human body (both male and female) that exists solely to give pleasure. Despite some theories that the female orgasm leads to more conception (and certainly to more sex), the clitoris itself doesn't have a biological function that is immediately obvious. This is why it has so rarely been studied (and perhaps why so many men can't find it). Lucky for us, some scientists decided we ladies deserved more and it's a good thing they did.
It turns out, all those dudes who can't find the "little man in the boat" were right. Because the part of the clitoris that is on the outside is only one tiny part of the entire wonderful organ. The majority of the clitoris is inside the pelvis. It's far more internal than external.
Our little "bulb" is actually much bigger than we could have imagined, and it finally answers some questions about orgasms. Yes, clitoral and vaginal orgasms are the same thing. MIND BLOWING.
The thing we call a "vaginal orgasm" is just stimulation of the internal clitoris. In fact, the glans (the part of the clitoris we see) is connected to the body or shaft of the internal clitoris. When erect, that shaft wraps around the vagina tightly, making the canal tighter (so more pleasurable to the man) and also giving women the goods.
But it doesn't stop there. These two legs extend and point toward the thighs, stretching back toward the spine when erect. It almost looks like a largish wishbone in the female body. Pretty cool, eh?
This research isn't exactly new (it came out last year), but the ways in which it affects us all kind of are. Now, instead of vaginal orgasms, we know we can stimulate the clitoris from different angles. Now, there is simply no excuse for not being able to orgasm. Our bodies are made for the task, in fact.
The reality is that, while I am no scientist, I do know that all women aren't built exactly the same. Still, if the outside area of the clitoris works, then the inside ought to work, too. So the whole idea that some women simply can't orgasm internally has to be a fallacy.
By manually stimulating the outside, the inside becomes erect, wraps tightly around the vagina, and voila! You have an orgasm. This means more foreplay, more experimentation, and maybe getting to know our bodies in a whole new way. But it does give hope, right? That elusive vaginal orgasm seems much more in reach if we (or someone we love) touches us just right.
Now we can have fun with science! This is the best news of last year!
Do you think some women can't vaginally orgasm anymore?
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