Clitoris

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The clitoris ( or ) is a female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.wikipedia
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Female genital mutilation

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Such discussions range from anatomical accuracy, gender inequality, female genital mutilation, and orgasmic factors and their physiological explanation for the G-spot.
They include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva.

Labia minora

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In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora (inner lips), above the opening of the urethra. It has a hood formed by the labia minora (inner lips).
The labia minora extend from the clitoris obliquely downward, laterally, and backward on either side of the vulval vestibule, ending between the bottom of the vulval vestibule and the labia majora.

Orgasm

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Such discussions range from anatomical accuracy, gender inequality, female genital mutilation, and orgasmic factors and their physiological explanation for the G-spot.
Human orgasms usually result from physical sexual stimulation of the penis in males (typically accompanying ejaculation) and of the clitoris in females.

Vulva

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Studies suggest that knowledge of its existence and anatomy is scant in comparison with that of other sexual organs, and that more education about it could help alleviate social stigmas associated with the female body and female sexual pleasure; for example, that the clitoris and vulva in general are visually unappealing, that female masturbation is taboo, or that men should be expected to master and control women's orgasms.
The vulva includes the mons pubis (or mons veneris), labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibular bulbs, vulval vestibule, urinary meatus, the vaginal opening, and Bartholin's and Skene's vestibular glands.

G-spot

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Such discussions range from anatomical accuracy, gender inequality, female genital mutilation, and orgasmic factors and their physiological explanation for the G-spot.
The G-spot may be an extension of the clitoris, which together may be the cause of orgasms experienced vaginally.

Clitoridectomy

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Social perceptions of the clitoris include the significance of its role in female sexual pleasure, assumptions about its true size and depth, and varying beliefs regarding genital modification such as clitoris enlargement, clitoris piercing and clitoridectomy.
Clitoridectomy or clitorectomy is the surgical removal, reduction, or partial removal of the clitoris.

Erogenous zone

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The clitoris is the human female's most sensitive erogenous zone and generally the primary anatomical source of human female sexual pleasure.
Specific zones are associated with sexual response, and include the lips and nipples in addition to areas of the genitals, notably the foreskin and corona of the glans penis, clitoris and rest of the vulva, and perianal skin.

Sex organ

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The clitoris ( or ) is a female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.
The visible portion of the mammalian genitals for males consists of the scrotum and penis; for females, it consists of the vulva (labia, clitoris, etc.) and vagina.

Clitoral enlargement methods

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Social perceptions of the clitoris include the significance of its role in female sexual pleasure, assumptions about its true size and depth, and varying beliefs regarding genital modification such as clitoris enlargement, clitoris piercing and clitoridectomy.
Clitoral enlargement methods are forms of body modification that have the potential to enhance the size of the clitoris and increase sexual pleasure.

Clitoris piercing

Social perceptions of the clitoris include the significance of its role in female sexual pleasure, assumptions about its true size and depth, and varying beliefs regarding genital modification such as clitoris enlargement, clitoris piercing and clitoridectomy.
A clitoris piercing is a female genital piercing placed directly through the head (glans) of the clitoris itself.

Pseudo-penis

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In medical and sexological literature, the clitoris is sometimes referred to as "the female penis" or pseudo-penis, and the term clitoris is commonly used to refer to the glans alone; partially because of this, there have been various terms for the organ that have historically confused its anatomy.
In mammals, all intact developmentally typical males have a penis, but the clitoris in the females of the following species is sufficiently enlarged that it is usually termed a pseudo-penis: spotted hyena, lemur, juvenile fossa and binturong.

Clitoromegaly

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A rare condition that can develop from higher than average androgen exposure is clitoromegaly.
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 testosterone, and may also be referred to as clitoromegaly. Clitoromegaly is not the same as normal enlargement of the clitoris seen during sexual arousal.

Human sexuality

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The clitoris is the human female's most sensitive erogenous zone and generally the primary anatomical source of human female sexual pleasure.
The clitoris is developed from the same embryonic tissue as the penis; it or its glans alone consists of as many (or more in some cases) nerve endings as the human penis or glans penis, making it extremely sensitive to touch.

Penis

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Unlike the penis, the male homologue (equivalent) to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion (or opening) of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination.
During copulation, the spotted hyena inserts his penis through the female's pseudo-penis instead of directly through the vagina, which is blocked by the false scrotum and testes.

Masturbation

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Studies suggest that knowledge of its existence and anatomy is scant in comparison with that of other sexual organs, and that more education about it could help alleviate social stigmas associated with the female body and female sexual pleasure; for example, that the clitoris and vulva in general are visually unappealing, that female masturbation is taboo, or that men should be expected to master and control women's orgasms.
Female masturbation involves the stroking or rubbing of a woman's vulva, especially her clitoris, with an index or middle fingers, or both.

Spotted hyena

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While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena, which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ.
The genitalia of the female closely resembles that of the male; the clitoris is shaped and positioned like a penis, a pseudo-penis, and is capable of erection.

Crus of clitoris

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It consists of the glans, the body (which is composed of two erectile structures known as the corpora cavernosa), and two crura ("legs").
Each "leg" of the V converges on the clitoral body.

Corpus cavernosum of clitoris

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It consists of the glans, the body (which is composed of two erectile structures known as the corpora cavernosa), and two crura ("legs").
The corpus cavernosum of clitoris is one of a pair of sponge-like regions of erectile tissue which contain most of the blood in the clitoris during clitoral erection.

Clitoral erection

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Although the clitoral body becomes engorged with blood upon sexual arousal, erecting the clitoral glans, some sources describe the clitoral glans and labia minora as composed of non-erectile tissue; this is especially the case for the glans.
Clitoral erection is a physiological phenomenon where the clitoris becomes enlarged and firm.

Urethra

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In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora (inner lips), above the opening of the urethra.
In the human female, the urethra is about 1.9 in to 2 in long and exits the body between the clitoris and the vagina, extending from the internal to the external urethral orifice.

Genital tubercle

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In humans and other mammals, it develops from an outgrowth in the embryo called the genital tubercle. The clitoris develops from a phallic outgrowth in the embryo called the genital tubercle.
In the human fetus, the genital tubercle develops around week 4 of gestation, and by week 9 becomes recognizably either a clitoris or penis.

Clitoral hood

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It has a hood formed by the labia minora (inner lips).
In female human anatomy, the clitoral hood (also called preputium clitoridis and clitoral prepuce) is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the glans of the clitoris; it also covers the external shaft of the clitoris, develops as part of the labia minora and is homologous with the foreskin (equally called prepuce) in male genitals.

Testosterone

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The Y chromosome contains a sex-determining gene (SRY) that encodes a transcription factor for the protein TDF (testis determining factor) and triggers the creation of testosterone and Anti-Müllerian hormone for the embryo's development into a male.
Growth of spermatogenic tissue in testicles, male fertility, penis or clitoris enlargement, increased libido and frequency of erection or clitoral engorgement occurs.

Bulb of vestibule

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It also has vestibular or clitoral bulbs.
Some research indicates that they do not surround the vaginal opening, and are more closely related to the clitoris than to the vestibule.

Primordial phallus

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The clitoris develops from a phallic outgrowth in the embryo called the genital tubercle.
In embryology, the primordial phallus refers to the clitoris of a female or the penis in the male, particularly during fetal development of the urinary and reproductive organs, before sexual differentiation is evident.