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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Clitoris

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Clitoris

Hey, let’s talk about the clitoris!

That’s what artist Sophia Wallace, creator of the CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws project, wants more of us to do. Wallace explained to Creem magazine, “It is curious to observe the paradox that on the one hand, the female body is the primary metaphor for sexuality. Its use saturates advertising, art and mainstream erotic imagery. Yet, the clitoris, the true female sexual organ – is virtually invisible.”

Wallace set out to make it way more visible, with a compilation of “natural laws” that addressed and challenged our ideas about the clitoris, sex, virginity, orgasms and more, telling Creem, “One wonders, how is it possible that something seemingly so known, is still unknown?”

One does wonder! But don’t worry, we’re here to help Wallace make the unknown just a little bit more known. Read on for some fascination facts about the clitoris. If nothing else, they make for great conversation starters at parties and work meetings.


  • If you don’t know much about the clitoris, don’t blame yourself. It wasn’t until the 1990s that researchers even used MRIs to study its internal structure and sexual function. And it wasn’t until 1998 that urologist Helen O’Connell published her findings on the true scope and size of the clitoris.
  • There are about 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris glans, double the nerve endings as men have at the head of the penis. Not that it’s a contest or anything, guys. Now where did I put my #1 Clitoris trophy…?
  • The clitoris is the only organ that exists for the sole purpose of providing pleasure.
  • Due to hormonal changes, the size of the clitoris increases throughout a woman’s life, becoming about four times larger when she’s in her mid-thirties than it was at the onset of puberty. Woo, a plus side to aging!
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t judge a clitoris by what you can see of it, as the saying goes, right? The average clitoris is actually around four inches in length, most of it being hidden inside the body.
  • The origins of the word “clitoris” have been traced back to the ancient Greek word for “key,” as well as verb “kleitoriazein,” which means to touch or titillate lasciviously or to seek pleasure.
  • Like Justin Timberlake, the clitoris remains at the peak of its power pretty much forever once it’s mature. Meaning that it’ll give you the same orgasmic capacity when you’re 90 as it did in your 20s (probably also like Justin Timberlake).

Image credit: Sophia Wallace on Cliteracy via YouTube

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6:03AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Into 90's????

3:02PM PDT on Jun 16, 2014


4:27AM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Why mangoes, Kaya?

8:44AM PDT on May 13, 2014

Love them but most women are so sensitive after one big orgasm that even LOOKING at it afterward will get most partners a kick up the side of the head. Some women are lucky. They have taught themselves to work past the over-sensitivity and become multi-orgasmic.

The difference between the CLIT and the G-SPOT is the G was designed to be abused and pounded because of it's location and childbirth. Because of that and the fact that the G-Spot's nerve endings all end up back at the ORGASM center in the brain, the G-Spot can produce a massive orgasm and 15 seconds later, if the stimulation resumes, it will produce ANOTHER massive G-Gasm. And again. And again.

Producing G-Gasms is THE number one stimuli for producing massive quantities of OXYTOCIN in the brain so the more is produced the more aroused she will be. It is ADDICTIVE. It is also safe from unwanted pregnancy and STD if those are still a concern in your relationship.

Yes, CLITS are wunnerful li'll thangs but if you really wanna blow her socks off go for the G-GASMS and give her a good "love ya babe" tongue lashing at the end to "calm" her down.

Here's a easy to follow technique for finding and stimulating the area.

4:52PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Great to be a woman!!

5:44AM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

Enough to treasure

2:18PM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

thanks so much--very good information!!

12:09AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014


2:13PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

"Like Justin Timberlake, the clitoris remains at the peak of its power pretty much forever once it’s mature. Meaning that it’ll give you the same orgasmic capacity when you’re 90 as it did in your 20s (probably also like Justin Timberlake)."

Now THAT was funny! :-}

3:15PM PST on Mar 6, 2014

A splendid body part---one of my very favorites!

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