Endogenous or exogenous testosterone exposure to the fetus during gestation may result in masculinization of the external genitalia. Surgical correction requires a clear understanding of normal female anatomy. We report observations from our anatomical dissections on which we base our approach to reduction clitoroplasty. A total of 14 normal human fetal clitoral specimens at 8 to 24 weeks of gestation were serially sectioned after formalin fixation. Every tenth section was stained with Masson's trichrome, smooth muscle alpha-actin and the neuronal markers PGP 9. Computer reconstruction using imaging software permitted 3-dimensional analysis of the nerves, corporeal bodies and glans clitoris. These specimens were compared with 2 obtained postnatally at feminizing genitoplasty.
Human reproductive biology. Academic Press; Sep Pauls RN. Anatomy of the clitoris and the female sexual response. Clin Anat. The clitoris is a female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals. In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front .
For people with vaginas , orgasms most commonly come from the clitoris, located above the vaginal opening and urethra 1,3,4. The clitoris is the primary source of female sexual pleasure 2,3. Erogenous zones are areas of the body that elicit a sexual response when stimulated.
Clitoris And Female Bodily Anatomy Masterclass
Up until that point, no medical research on the inner structure of the clitoris had been published anywhere except in medical journals. Imperative for all women and those who love them to understand this information, we have enthusiastically republished it here. 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. Its sole function—its singular, wonderful purpose—is to make a woman feel good!