Born out of a Phallusy
Let's get CLIT-ERATE, folks!
Albeit important, you’d be hard-pressed to find many mentions of the clitoris at all in a sexual health textbook. Sexual health education not only lack comprehensive, accurate information but an overwhelming tolerance for blatant misinformation. To clarify, since you never read it in a health text, for example, during high school, I will share a few important facts about the clitoris:
- The visible, external portion of the clitoris is just "the tip of the iceberg." Approximately 3/4 of the clitoris is externally hidden.
- She has the ability to grow! Amazing and useful all at the same time. At the onset of puberty, the clitoris begins to grow in size and will be about 1.8 times larger at the completion of puberty. By the time a woman is 32 years old, the clitoris will be almost four times as big as it was at the onset of puberty. It doesn’t end there. After menopause, the clitoris will be about seven times larger than it was at birth. No need to worry ladies! This means more sensitivity and much easier access for extra fun :-)
- They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. A UK artist, Jenny McCartney created an artistic tribute to the vulva and plaster casted over 400 vaginas to depict the great variance in this beautiful feminine part. Click the button link below to learn more!
- During arousal they have the ability to expand, celebrate, and return to their original size.
- At about 12 weeks, a fetus' genitalia begins to differentiate into a penis or labia. Same material, different construction. The clitoris has a glans, a foreskin (also known as the hood), erectile tissue and a teeny-tiny shaft. It even swells and becomes erect during arousal!