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The Internal Clitoris

The Internal Clitoris
Consider this: In over five million years of human evolution, only one organ has come to exist for the sole purpose of providing pleasure—the clitoris. It is not required for reproduction. It doesn’t have a urethra running through it like the penis, and thus, does not urinate. Its sole function—its singular, wonderful purpose—is to make a woman feel good! Sadly, it is precisely because the clitoris has no function apart from female pleasure that science has neglected to study it as intricately as the penis. In my last post I wrote about Princess Marie Boneparte and her revolutionary work on the female orgasm. Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located. The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans. The glans is connected to the body or shaft of the internal clitoris, which is made up of two corpora cavernosa. Sketch of an erect clitoris The corpus cavernosum also extends further, bifurcating again to form the two crura.

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