The Amazing NEW Orgasms Discovery
Surprising new findings about the size—and power— of your clitoris promise that even greater pleasure is just a touch away.
If someone were to ask you to describe the location of your clitoris, what would you say? Maybe, “It’s that button-like thing above my vagina”? What about “It’s an internal structure with multiple parts that encompasses my vagina on either side”? Uhhh, come again?
The latter is not only the correct answer, but it’s also a description you’ve probably never heard before. That’s because despite all science has done to further our understanding of the human body, there is still so little we know about this organ (yes, the clitoris is an organ). Fortunately, over the last few years, experts have started giving this part of your anatomy the attention it deserves. And they found that what we think of as the clitoris is really just the tip of the iceberg—and that our capacity for pleasure may be so much greater than we thought. Is it an awesome news day or what?
The Little Engine That Could
The tiny button that was mistakenly dubbed the clitoris is actually the glans of the clitoris, and it’s the only visible part of the larger internal structure. “The glans has about 6,000 to 8,000 nerve endings,” says Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., author of Sex Made Easy. “It’s roughly the same amount men have in the head of their penis, but because the glans is so small, the nerves are more concentrated, which explains why the clitoris is so much more sensitive than the penis.” (Take that, penis.)
‘ Eureka! I’ve figured