Sex Education

The Average Clit is 4-Inches Long

Knowing basic anatomy can revolutionize your sex life.

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Nadège
Mar 28, 2020 · 7 min read

…but very few people know how big, and arousing, a clit really is.

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The anatomy of a clitoris looks a lot like a wishbone. Original illustration courtesy of Isabelle Avila / @izaberruu.

The average clitoris is four inches long.

I should be more specific. The average flaccid clitoris is four inches long. When a clit gets hard, it can grow to be longer than the average penis.

Most often, when we think of the clit we think of the very sensitive piece of flesh located on the upper portion of the pelvis.

This is ‘just the tip’ of the clit and it is called the glans clitoris. This external portion of the clitoris is extremely sensitive. Many vulva-owners achieve orgasm primarily by stimulating the clit’s tip, just like how most people with a penis climax primarily through stimulation of the penises shaft and head.

“Technically, it isn’t a penis that becomes erect. The clitoral caverns inside of the penis are the structures that become engorged and erect […] Therefore, because all mammals have clitoral caverns, all mammals get erections regardless of their gender.”

However you desire to label your erectile tissue, the point is that all humans have erections. With all this information you may be thinking, dang, the clit and penis seem to be pretty similar.

The penis and the clitoris originate from the same tissue in the womb.

No wonder these two cute body parts are so similar! According to pregnancy and women’s health expert Colleen de Bellefonds:

Finding and Stimulating a Clitoral Erection

So, now that we have a more full-bodied understanding of the clitoris, let’s have some fun with these two exercises.

One reason vibrators are so stimulating is because those powerful vibrations stimulate the clit to its core. When the vibrator is placed on the tip of the clit, the entire shaft will feel the magical buzzing sensation.

If you would like to try these exercises with a lover, the more the merrier. I do recommend trying this by yourself as well. Knowledge is power, and sexual knowledge is empowering.

Exercise #1: Start by stimulating the tip of the clitoris in whatever fashion you usually enjoy.

When you feel yourself getting close to a climax, or have simply been feeling good for five or ten minutes, hit pause.

Mainly, this exercise is about finding the clitoral shaft.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t feel your shaft the first time you try this. First of all, just like a penile erection, a clitoral erection will begin to simmer down when the stimulation stops.

Exercise #2: How to directly stimulate the clitoral shaft.

Whether you have met your erection or not, it is still possible to stimulate the clitoral shaft.

Becoming familiar with the clitoral erection is a revolutionary act.

In a world that hierarchies the g-spot, connecting to your clitoris can be a very transformative experience. Essentially, folks with a penis often orgasm only through their version of the clitoris. Meanwhile, many people with a vulva are taught that if they don’t orgasm from g-spot stimulation something is wrong with them.

Pleasure Science

Helping feminine people feel empowered and healthy with sex, created by a scholar from Berkeley.

Nadège

Written by

Nadège

Sex Scholar who graduated from Berkeley. Wearing big earrings & talking about sex, spiritual growth, kink, + femininity. She/Her. www.pleasurescience.com

Pleasure Science

Helping feminine people feel empowered and healthy with sex, created by a scholar who graduated from Berkeley.

Nadège

Written by

Nadège

Sex Scholar who graduated from Berkeley. Wearing big earrings & talking about sex, spiritual growth, kink, + femininity. She/Her. www.pleasurescience.com

Pleasure Science

Helping feminine people feel empowered and healthy with sex, created by a scholar who graduated from Berkeley.

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