Why It Is Important
think that the clitoris is just a button-like protrusion, when
in actuality, is it shaped like a wishbone. When you see the
ultrasound picture below, you will begin to understand the complex
system of a woman's sexual functioning and how it actually interacts
with the paraurethral glands (A.K.A.: G-spot, G-Area or G-Region).
As you may
already know, we all start off in the womb as female. When a
Y chromosome is added, a male is developed, so essentially we
all have the same equipment to start with and then it gets moved
around and developed differently. The head of the clitoris is
very similar to the head of a man's penis, but is more sensitive
as it has more nerve endings.
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Lisa S. Lawless, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist & Sexuality Expert
CEO & Founder of
Holistic Wisdom, Inc. & NAASAS
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is the Clitoris?
The big news when it comes to the clitoris is that it is much more
than a little 'love button' that is visible when you look at it externally.
Rather, most of the clitoris cannot be seen externally. In fact, it
is similar looking to a wish bone; wrapping around the vagina wall.
When the clitoris becomes stimulated it becomes firm and literally
hugs the vaginal walls.
the picture to the right, you can see that the arrow
points to the tip or head of the clitoris and it then
extends much further into the body (as seen via ultrasound).
you can see why our 'love button' is very important
to stimulate when it comes to achieving orgasms and
why we love vibrators that stimulate them so easily
send waves of vibration through the entire clitoris,
rather than just rubbing the external head, thus, causing
the entire clitoral system to be stimulated.
also no wonder why the gspot
(A.K.A.: paraurethral glands). is now also considered part
of this complex system of pleasure producing instruments within
the female anatomy.
stimulate the clitoris, you will want to start off gently.
Some women find that they prefer indirect, rather than direct
stimulation; while others enjoy when their hood is pulled
back and full contact is provided.
best to communicate at first, so that you can get an idea
of what she enjoys. Some women even have a preference regarding
stimulating one side of their clitoris over another.
the clitoris, it is best when lubricated. It reduces friction
and provides enhanced stimulation; just as it does for a man
when he has his penis stimulated.
popularity of clitoral
gels to help provide increased stimulation is proof that
more people are understanding the importance of the clitoris. Not
all clitoral gels are the same however, as some are warming, while
others are stimulating through herbal extracts. It is best to look
for a clitoral gel that is all natural and oil free for health reasons
and to prevent condom and sex toy corrosion.
people think that gspot stimulation is the key to helping a woman
achieve an orgasm and in actuality, it is just a part of a larger
picture. Keep in mind that the clitoris can be a big part of arousal
for a woman. If she is not stimulated through her clitoris, some
women find it difficult to climax.
Vibrators such as the We-Vibe 4
can be worn during intercourse for dual stimulation of the clitoris
is why vibrating rings
are so popular as they allow a male partner to stimulate the
clitoris while having sex. Now with the invention of couples
vibrators like the We-Vibe 4,
there is increased pleasure for both the clitoris and gspot
during intercourse. There
are also sexual positions
that help a partner better stimulate a woman's clitoris during
intercourse with the partner's pubic bone or provide access
to stimulate it with their fingers or sex toy.
tip to keep in mind is that if a woman has lost her sex drive,
the old adage of "if you don't use it you'll lose it"
does actually apply. Studies have shown that if a woman is
regularly stimulated sexually that it helps her sex drive
increase. Vibrators can
help increase sex drive by bringing increased blood flow to
the genital area and are very effective at stimulating the
clitoris for increased arousal and ability to orgasm.
a vibrator or other stimulation during a woman's period to
achieve an orgasm can also reduce cramps and help her mood
improve. As many woman do not like to have sex during their
period or use dildos; using a small waterproof
vibrator that is easy to clean can be a great way
to accomplish stimulation just to the clitoris.
for women is wonderful. It not only feels great, but actually promotes
healthy sexual functioning.