"Our anatomical observations suggest the clitoris
is functional in bottlenose dolphins, but further research, including physiological and behavioural analyses, are necessary to test if sexual experiences can be pleasurable for female dolphins."
75-76) Gagnon and Simon (1973) and Hite (1976, 1981) delineate an androcentric sexual script that suggests that the clitoris
has a small role during partnered (hetero)sexual behaviour.
Some men may insist on rubbing the clitoris
even when the woman is agonising.
These are Type I: removal of the prepuce with or without removal of all or part of the clitoris
; Type II: removal of the prepuce, clitoris
, and part of the labia; and Type III: removal of all or part of the external genitalia along with stitching or narrowing of the vaginal opening (27).
Some women get this because the way their clitoris
is placed means that intercourse hits the spot "from the inside".
Since men start out female in utero, one could call the penis an overgrown (and less sensitive) clitoris
. I say, let's bring the tiny powerhouse of pleasure out of the Dark Ages!
Type II: The clitoris
and labia minora are partially or totally removed, with or without excision of the labia majora.
Kurs is the most common and extreme form of infibulation, where the clitoris
is removed and both the inner and outer labia are stitched together, leaving a small opening for menstrual/urine flow.
The appearance was similar to the vulva in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and the clitoris
size was 8x5 mm.
Fox further said, "Lovers tend to focus on a woman's clitoris
and vagina; with all good intentions, they can get so side-tracked by concentrating on a lady's 'downstairs area' that they don't realise they could also bring her great pleasure by taking a small step upstairs and giving the mons pubis some attention too."
But the clitoris
is still remarkably invisible in heterosexual popular culture.
ANATOMIST MATTEO RENALDO COLOMBO (upon discovering the clitoris