15 Things Your Clit Is Dying To Share With You!

15 Things Your Clit Is Dying To Share With You!

15 Things Your Clit Is Dying To Share With You! 

We all think we know everything we need to know about our clitorises. They're awesome, stimulating, they're the primary way women have orgasms, and ...what else is there? The answer is: a lot! 

1. The clitoris isn't just the nub at the top of your vulva. Even though it looks like the small button begins and ends there, the clitoris actually extends deep into the body, all the way down to the mouth of the vagina and also has internal structures as well, kind of like a wishbone. Who knew?!

2. The magic nub - Clitoris! and the Clitoral Hood. That tiny little nub that can bring so much pleasure has 8,000 nerve endings. That's why it is super sensitive, and for many of us, fairly stimulating and is the best way to orgasam. The hood, that flap of skin that slides back and forth, is there to protect the clitoris and prevents irritation and arousal when you don't want it. The little button structure on the surface of the vulva extends deep into the body, down to the mouth of the vagina, and has structures that extend off of it like wishbones. It's a whole big thing! 

3. And no, the clitoris isn't "in" the vagina, either. Never hurts to hammer this point home, but the term vagina just refers to the tube that connects the vulva to the uterus and cervix.

4. The whole G-spot thing is kind of a vaginal urban myth…for the most part. In sonograms, researchers looked at the how the inside of our bodies change during sex, and they found that during penetration, the vagina flexes in a way that makes the penis rub through the vaginal wall and onto the internal structures of the clitoris, which people often think is G-spot stimulation. But that's not to write off the countless people who swear by G-spot stimulation and orgasms. What people probably think of as their G-spot is mostly likely an internal extension of the clitoris. Truly, a magical structure by all accounts.

5. Not all clit stimulation feels good. We're all told that the clit is the only organ designed purely for pleasure, but that's not true. It's actually designed for sensation. But if you're not turned on, any kind of clitoral stimulation might not actually feel good. Basically, it's not a magic doorbell that you can press at any time of day and everything will magically open up for you. You have to be in the mood first for anything to happen there.

6. It has a better orgasm than a penis does (take that, men). Both the penis and clitoris are full of incredibly sensitive nerve endings, however, the nerve endings in the penis are spread out over a much larger area while most of the nerve endings are concentrated in a more intense area in the clitoris. The concentration of nerve endings can spell out stronger sensations than even the penis can muster.

7. Clitorises vary greatly in size. Anything from tiny peas to a reasonably sized gherkin pickle. The size really can vary that much, and every size, from the smallest to the largest, is completely normal (unless you're experiencing pain, in which case, you should see a doctor).

8. Speaking of size, your clitoris at times can actually get bigger. When aroused, blood rushes to the genitals, making your clit actually swell to a larger size. but it's not that larger clitorises are automatic orgasm machines — there's just more surface area to work with. So if your clit is on the smaller side, know that it might take you more time/effort/focus for you to have an orgasm than your larger-clitted sisters, but that it's far from impossible — it just takes a little elbow grease.

9. Just because you have a large clit doesn't mean you're less sensitive or more sensitive. It just means your clit is larger, but there's no connection between the size of your clit and what kind of stimulation it likes. It could be larger and like less stimulation or prefer more stimulation. You really can't tell just by looking at it.

10. Every clit likes different types of stimulation. This is especially important for people dating vagina owners: Just because you can give one clit orgasms doesn't mean that, when the next one comes along, you'd be able to do the same for them. For example, in oral sex some clits like a flat, soft tongue and others like a flicky, hard tongue. So your guy might've been able to make one woman come by using the same method every time, but then when he goes down on you, that might not feel great at all. Every clit is different. Like a snowflake on your vulva.

11. Its distance from the vaginal opening has everything to do with your orgasm. Not size, but distance.The distance between your vaginal opening and the size of your clitoris can greatly impact pleasure during penis-in-vagina intercourse. For those whose clitoris is further away from the vaginal opening, you may need to experiment with toys or other stimulation for a fabulous orgasm.

12. Penetration isn’t always its favorite game. Penis-in-vagina sex isn’t usually the best for clitoral stimulation. Most women can’t orgasm from vaginal penetration alone, because the penis may miss the clitoris entirely. 

13. Its arousal patterns change, like the weather. Unlike men, who have fairly consistent arousal patterns, clitoral arousal changes according to the time of the month, stress levels and even hydration and nutrition levels. Communicate, and have a sense of adventure about it all.

14. Can you wear out your clitoris? Is that even possible? Thank god, it isn't — clits don't go numb from a lifetime of wear and tear or become less sensitive in any way. Actually, aging is only a plus for clitorises — because your clit keeps growing throughout your life. Your clit begins growing at the start of puberty, and by the time you turn 32, your clit is roughly four times the size it was when you hit puberty. (Thanks Mother Nature!) Don't worry — it won't, like, start hanging out of the bottom of your shorts or anything. But it might give you a little more surface area to work with, which may also increase your odds of orgasming in any given situation.

15. Is there any non-sexual things you can do to help your clit get friction? Yup, exercise. Bananas, right? But actually, it makes sense: Clitorises get engorged with blood when you're aroused, and since exercise stimulates blood flow in the soft tissue, exercise can also help your clitoris become more engorged, and thus more sensitive, if you get turned on soon after exercising. In fact, only 20 minutes of moderate exercise can increase clitoral engorgement by up to 168 percent — and that increase lasts for hours afterwards. Will this be the fact that gets you to the gym?