T he first UK conviction for female genital mutilation FGM this month was a milestone in the fight for the basic human rights of women and girls. But one of the things that stands out from the news reports of that case is how oddly furtive they were about communicating the key facts — in particular their avoidance of the C-word: clitoris. In reporting such a prominent case, why are readers unable to be shown the correct medical terminology?
Clitoromegaly or macroclitoris  is an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris that is mostly congenital or acquired, though deliberately induced clitoris enlargement as a form of female genital body modification is achieved through various uses of anabolic steroids, including testosteroneand may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. The different grade of genital ambiguity is commonly measured by the Prader classification which ranges, in ascending order of masculinisation, from 1 : female external genitalia with clitoromegaly through 5 : pseudo-phallus looking like normal male external genitalia. Clitoromegaly is a rare condition and can be either present by birth or acquired later in life.
Unlike penises, which are front and center, the clitoris is often shrouded in folds of skin and remains a bit of a mystery. Science—let alone sex ed—hasn't exactly gone out of its way to understand this amazing organ until fairly recently. In fact, research shows the clitoris was even omitted in an early version of the gold standard medical textbook Gray's Anatomy, and no scientist bothered to create a 3D image of what a stimulated clitoris looks like until French researchers finally did it a mere seven years ago, in
But what about the human clitoris? He was kind enough to answer our questions with no holds barred. Well, although the process of becoming erect is identical, the clitoral erection is generally more moderate. The gland and the body that support the gland, are erectile.
The clitoris is, without a doubt, incredible. Not that we need any further proof of this erm, have you seen what one of these babies can do?! The size of the tissue underneath what's visible which is only about a quarter of it can be around four inches.
These two Norwegian medical students explain without any taboo and in simple terms how the intimate parts of women function. Menstruation, contraception, waxing, anal sex, pregnancy… Everything is reviewed with humour and panache. Here we have chosen to focus on the clitoris.
Sore, itchy, or lumpy clitoris? Most clitoral concerns are not serious, but if something feels amiss it can still be alarming, especially given the lack of information available about this vital organ. The clitoris forms part of the female genitals at the anterior end of the vulva, and every woman's clitoris is different.
Think of it as having a piece of sand in your eye; it's a tiny piece of sand, but it hurts so much. Skip navigation! Story from Sex School.
Experiment with different pressures, rhythms and speed of touch to find out what feels best for your clit! Did you know the clitoris is the only organ in the human body whose only purpose is pleasure? This part of the genitals may look small, but it can give lots of sensation.