Human Body 16 Fascinating Facts You Deserve To Know About The Clitoris  

Lea Rose Emery
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Setting the record straight on female sexuality is a monumental task, but one worth doing. Where better to start than some must-know clitoris information? Too many people are confused about this amazing little pleasure center. It's like kids these days have no idea how to approach a clitoris if you see one in the wild. All this fear and misinformation needs to stop. The moist maker is an incredible source of pleasure and sexuality, and if you come to terms the most important clitformation out there, you'll realize the pink pearl really isn't so complicated.

If you're a fan of any kind of sexual debauchery, you need to get to know your clitoris facts. There's a lot more to them than just double clicking the mouse. Far too many people don't bother to learn female genitalia facts and figure they can just do their thing and a woman will suddenly explode with pleasure. Sorry, kōhai: you can only maximize your potential if you learn your way around your lover's candy button. Luckily, it's all pretty fascinating. 

It's Stronger Than Two Penises Combined


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... well, sensitivity-wise. Basically, the clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings. Not sure what that means? Compare it to the penis, which has 4,000 nerve endings. No wonder clitoral stimulation feels so intense: you're dealing with all of the nerve endings of two penises in your average tongue target. Be gentle. 

It's Just For Pleasure


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Think about it: most sexual features have a couple of jobs. You use your penis, vagina, and nipples for multiple things. But not the clitoris. Oh no, the little man in the boat is just for pleasure— and it's the only place on the female body that can claim such a role. In this respect, it's a bit like art. Some might see it as superfluous, but to many, it's the only thing that makes life worth living. Make sure you go to the museum as often as possible. 

It's Built Like A Penis


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It may seem like your saucy little bean is nothing more than a hidden pleasure dot, but even the visible part of the clitoris (yes, there are parts you can't see, as well) is much more complicated than it seems. Just like a penis, your flesh cantaloupe has a shaft, glans, and even foreskin. Okay, sure, it's called the clitoral hood. But just like a wang's  foreskin, and the area underneath is very sensitive. In fact, it can be too sensitive. 

It Can Get An Erection


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Yup, your whack-a-mole has a lot more in common with a dong than you might think. When someone says "lady boner," well, it isn't wrong. As you probably know, a penis becomes engorged with blood when it's aroused. In the medical field, this is called "taking the blood train to bone town." As you may not know, a clitoris does the same thing. It even gets firmer than usual. You can notice the slight change of position and texture when it becomes aroused. If you're paying attention, that is. Or having face time... well, you get the idea.