Sex Anatomy Talk: The Clitoris and Inner Labia

Female Sexual Anatomy Clitoris and Inner LabiaExploring The Clitoris And Inner Labia

By Hella Rude

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the journey that’s lead me to the job I have today. So many little tangents that flowed like a semi-conscious delta and pooled together to create this part of me which became a marketable asset. I strongly believed after the turns my life took over the years, I was destined to struggle to find my niche and instead I was lucky to fall into it and I’m working hard to maintain my place.

I don’t dedicate enough time to writing about the subjects I’ve spend so many years researching. Today a lady mentioned that she hates her inner labia. This statement always sends a pang to my heart because I feel that female anatomy is so misunderstood. It is not part of our culture to understand the intimate and intricate detailing of our bodies, especially those parts which offer the most pleasure.

Take the clitoris. It’s thought of a singular thing, but it is in fact a tiny machine with its own parts. Many women aren’t even aware that the clitoris becomes erect during arousal and that clitoral erection is a vital part of female pleasure.

female sexual anatomy Clitoris and Inner LabiaI’m therefore dedicating tonight’s proportional period of insomnia to talking about the intimate female anatomy. 🙂

There are a few articles I’d like to share that could change the way you view your lady parts.

As I said before, the clitoris is just like the penis. It has it’s own various parts that have different functions and they all work together to induce orgasm. If you’ve never considered the anatomy of the clitoris, I’d urge to you to take a look at Women’s Help In Women’s Hands (WHIWH – #NSFWEVER). One of *the* most comprehensive explanations of the clitoris available.

Bet you didn’t realise that your happy button was more like a pleasure map.

(On a side note, the Urethral Sponge = G-spot…ahhhhhh!)

Labia Minora, or the inner labia play their part in female arousal too. As you’ll have seen from the extensive diagrams WHIWH has to offer, the inner labia and the clitoral structure share connecting tissue. The labia minora are also located in an area primed perfectly to stimulate the corpus cavernosum during penetration and also provide stimulation to the clitoral shaft as they move.

So strong is the belief that larger and longer labia minora = better sex, that in some African cultures that gukuna imishino (labia stretching) is taught as pat of the passage into womanhood. Girls in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa are known to adopt this ritual which commences when a girl begins menstruating and continues until marriage and sometimes beyond.

This is seen in two different lights by the greater world and complaints that the practice constitutes as genital mutilation are abundant. It’s hard to find a lot of information on the subject, but this article on labia elongation goes a little way to explaining some of the greater subject matter . One argument against the practice, as suggested in this piece, is that there may be cultural pressure for women to be orgasmic and to ejaculate every time she has sex – a concept unthinkable in British society.

It is therefore considered that women practicing gukuna imishino are being culturally blackmailed to mutilate their bodies to please men. I haven’t been able to find any conversations from practitioners either in support or denial of the cultural impact of the ritual. Nor can I find any studies between the labia minora and the occurrence of ejaculation and orgasm.

If anyone can point me in the right direction for further reading on this type of sexual study, please comment below.

– Hella Rude

 

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