(Clit)eracy Matters!: 6 Fascinating Clit Facts

The clitoris is an amazing (yet often ignored) piece of female anatomy that typically plays second fiddle to the vagina. This is very sad considering this piece of fleshy goodness is responsible for 70 to 80 percent of female orgasms. Have you been missing out on the clit magic? Has your partner been coming up short? Don’t fret! Here are 6 fascinating facts to boost your (clit)eracy!

1. There is more than meets the eye.

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2. The Clit = Pleasure

  • The clitoris has NO reproductive functioning. Its sole purpose is SEXUAL PLEASURE! The clitoris has roughly 8,000 nerve endings; which about double the number found on the head of a penis. The sensations that come from the clit travel across the pelvis and impact 15,000 other nerves.

3. Clitorises and penises are very similar.

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  • In the womb, all babies all start out with a cross between a penis and clitoris. It’s the addition and suppression of hormones that cause either a penis or clitoris (and vagina) to form. However, the similarities don’t stop there! The outer part of the clit is similar to the head of a penis. And just like a penis, the clit gets hard and erect when aroused.

4. Clits vary in size.

  • This should go without saying, but the size of the clitoris differs by person. Some can be as small as the head of a pin while others can resemble small penises.

5. Clits grow as we age.

6. Clitoral orgasms can last up to 30 seconds.

  • Typically clitoral orgasms last between 10 to 30 seconds. However, I’m sure there are people who have experienced some longer ones. These powerful orgasms cause the vagina and uterus to contract involuntarily. Either way, clitoral orgasms are often more intense than those experienced by penis owners.

So there you have it folks, six facts to help you step your cliteracy game up!