6 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Your Clitoris


6 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Your Clitoris
For instance, the clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings — that's twice as many as the penis!
Get reacquainted with one of the most erogenous female organs.

We all know that an orgasm can be elusive for women and that her clitoris is the secret key to unlocking her sexual pleasure. In fact, the clitoris' sole purpose is your pleasure, but what else do we know about it? It's a powerful female sex organ that comes with a surprising number of facts.

It has universal language. The word "clitoris" may have been derived from the ancient Greek word for "key." It's also been traced to the verb "kleitoriazein", which means to "titillate lasciviously or to seek pleasure." Still, no matter where we trace back it's linguistic origins, the word — clitoris — is recognized not just in English, but in all modern European languages.

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It's as big as a penis. Did you know that the clitoris, as a whole, is as large as a penis? Yes, you read that right. Your erectile tissues (and their valved capillaries) are spread out over a larger area than his. However, his penis and your clitoris are equal in both size and weight.

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It never ages. We all know that women can orgasm multiple times without a refractory period, but despite any wear and tear, your clitoris never ages. Once it is mature, the clitoris remains at the peak of its power for the rest of a woman's life. That means, you'll have the same orgasmic capacity (and many swear increasing pleasure, too) at 95 years old as you did when you were a teenager.

It has more nerve endings than you think. We all know the clitoris is sensitive, but did you know that it has about 8,000 nerve endings — that's twice as many as there are in the glans of a penis, and more than in your fingertips, lips or tongue.  Keep reading ...

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