Happy Mother’s Day And Happy Clitoris Awareness Month!

pleasure Aug 26, 2021


The only organ of the human body, where it's sole function is to provide pleasure, is the clitoris, found only in biological female bodies. Until as recently as the last ten years, it was seen as a little bulb of sensitive skin at the top of the vulva, but thanks to a Melbourne surgeon (in 1998) we can now see the powerhouse that it is.

Happy Mother's Day! Here is a special gift for you: the gift of ​empowerment and pleasure through knowledge about human sexuality. May is #ClitorisAwarenessMonth! I hope you find this information about 'Being a Sexual Being' useful,​ please enjoy and share it with others all over the planet. Now more than ever, we need to talk about the future landscape of human intimate connection. For both the current and especially the next generation, their experience of intimacy is being replaced with a performance and penetration focus.

What is the clitoris?

To achieve orgasm, stimulation of the clitoris is required for nearly all people who have one. ​People with a penis,  imagine how difficult it would be to orgasm if sexual play for you just focused on the testicles and scrotum and ignored the penis all together...?
  • Pleasure organ of the physical female body
  • ​It is the same size as the penis
  • It becomes hard and erect when stimulated
  • It 'hugs' the vaginal wall
  • Can be up to about 9cms long
  • ​It has twice as many nerve endings as the penis
  • Approx. 8,000 nerve endings compared to approx. 4,000
  • Made up of the same anatomical components as the penis
  • ​It is as long as the vulva and positioned on both sides, behind the vulva, around the vagina

​As Embryos, We All Start As Physical/Biological Female


The G-Spot Is The Inner Clitoris By: Pere Estupinya | May 11, 2013


The clitoris and penis come from the same embryonic tissue. Depending on the chromosome make up and hormones present, at approx. 5-6 weeks the embryonic genitals decide whether to become a penis or labia. The clitoris components are similar to a penis in that is has erectile tissue, such as the shaft, a glans, a foreskin​ etc.


If your intimate partnership involves penetrative intercourse, the clitoris will usually need to be stimulated as well, in order to experience orgasm


Tips On How To Get The Most Out Of The Clitoris

  • Physically stimulate it! Use hands, mouth, toys, lube or whatever else tickles your fancy
  • Remember the brain is the most important and largest sexual organ - so this needs to be 'turned on' before the 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris (double that of the penis) can work their magic
  • For 80% of people with vaginas, penetrative sexual intercourse alone does not usually achieve the required physical stimulation of the clitoris required for orgasm
  • Be patient and experiment
  • People can orgasm repeatedly if the clitoris is stimulated again after each orgasm
  • The vaginal orgasm is in fact thought to be a clitoral orgasm as the clitoral bulb surrounds the vaginal wall. The movement of the engorged clitoris against the wall probably explains the 'G spot' phenomenon
  • Focus on 'outercourse' - everything except sexual intercourse
  • Communicate about fears, needs, desires with your partner, especially outside the bedroom


​Does The G Spot Exist?


When a biological female is aroused, the clitoris engorges with blood, becomes enlarged and hugs the vagina. The 'G spot' is an area where clitoral tissue is part of the vaginal wall under the urethra. Because everybody’s location and anatomy of the clitoris is a little different, some women can feel a 'G spot' and others can’t. 'G spot' orgasms are most likely due to the stimulation of part of the clitoris. 


​Did You Know You Can Print A 3D Clitoris?

3D clitoris model of the clitoris developed by Odile Fillod (Marie Docher)

Some very clever, creative and innovative work here for your learning enjoyment: ​https://youtu.be/9uVVaxxOch4 

See a video about printed clitoris here.


​History Of The Missing Clitoris - Proven By A Female Melbourne Surgeon In 1998


Gray's Anatomy Text Book 1901 and 1948
Many anatomy and health text books have left out the clitoris all together, in Gray’s Anatomy - The 'Bible' of Anatomy text books for student doctors and health Professionals, it was incorrect in 1901 and erased completely in 1948.

3D images by Helen O'Connell 1998
​​It was not until 1998 that a female surgeon/urologist from Melbourne gave us the first full anatomy ultrasound images of the clitoris, something we already had for the penis since the 1970s. She was the first to explain that part of the vaginal wall is in fact part of the clitoris-located at the 'G spot'.
You can watch her Ted Talk on this topic here.

Dr. Odile Buisson and Dr. Pierre Foldès 2009

Dr. Odile Buisson and Dr. Pierre Foldès 2009
​​​2009 was the first 3D ultrasound we had of the clitoris, thanks to research from a gynaecological surgeon and a reconstructive surgeon who both work to repair the clitoris of women who are victims of Female Genital Cutting (FGC, or often referred to as Female Genital Mutilation or FGM). Their research to get these images took three years with very limited funding and even more limited support form colleagues and peers - it seems female pleasure was not important enough to spend money on researching.
Read more about the history of the missing clitoris.