The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Did you know the clitoris is a large and complex organ? Studies of historical anatomical textbooks have shown that depictions of the clitoris were significantly limited and often omitted completely from the midth into the 20th century. Women were also taught not to enjoy sex; women had sex for reproductive purposes, while men had sex for pleasure. These fallacies led to the neglect of the clitoris in research, literature and the public domain.
Clitbait: 10 things you didn't know about the clitoris
Why the clitoris doesn't get the attention it deserves – and why this matters
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 To clear up some common misconceptions and become more "clit literate," we enlisted the expertise of Leah Millheiser, M. Here are seven things you probably don't know about one of your most pleasurable parts.
7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About The Clitoris
Can't resist amandapalmer pic. Wolf will settle for a world with equality on toilet walls, where there are as many clitorises graffitied as penises. And now that the giant, golden clitoris has got your attention, here are 10 facts Wolf wants you to know.
Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro. Few men are instructed on correctly stimulating the clitoris. In porn, women are shown writhing in pleasure as dudes do an in and out thrust with no clitoral contact.