Can You Google Clitoris?

orchid, clitorisA friend of mine recently told me his employer blocked Facebook at work. I hope everyone is allowed to check CafeMom at the office! (In our breaks and only during appropriate times, of course.)

Along these lines, I read that many workplaces have strict settings on their company Google search engines, too. With these strict settings on, you cannot Google clitoris, according to Truemors. But you can, however, Google penis, and you'll get 33,000,000 results.


Is this fair? Anyway, clitoris is not a dirty word. And in case you have trouble Googling it, here is some info:

What is the clitoris?

It's the female sex organ, according to Discovery Health. Providing its owner with sexual pleasure is the organ's only known function, and the clitoris is the only organ in either sex with pleasure as its sole function. It has nothing to do with getting pregnant, with menstruation, or with urination.

When a woman becomes sexually aroused, both the glans and the shaft fill with blood and increase in size. The glans can double in diameter. There is no evidence that a larger clitoris means more intense sexual arousal.

As erotic stimulation continues and orgasm approaches, the clitoris becomes less visible as it is covered by the swelling of tissues of the clitoral hood. This swelling is designed to protect the clitoris from direct contact, which, for some women, can be more irritating than pleasurable. It moves out again when the stimulation stops.

After orgasm the clitoris returns to its normal size within about ten minutes because the orgasm leads to a dispersal of the accumulated blood.

How do you find it?

Locate and identify the inner labia (inner lips are smaller than the outer lips) because a woman's clitoris is going to be located at the point at the top where they meet. The clitoral shaft is often concealed by the hood. To locate it, you or your partner can use your fingers. See a diagram of the clitoris at to help even more.

Do you think it's a little weird for Google's strict settings to omit clitoris but not penis?

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