Kept Under the Hood: Neglect of the Clitoris in Common Vernacular

  title={Kept Under the Hood: Neglect of the Clitoris in Common Vernacular},
  author={S. Ogletree and H. Ginsburg},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Even though the “clitoris” is the organ homologous to the “penis,” this term may not be commonly used as the female counterpart to the penis. We conducted three studies to examine the usage of terminology for female sexual anatomy. In the first study 57 books in a university computer database for “sex instruction” were examined for the inclusion of terms such as penis, clitoris, vagina, vulva, and uterus. Penis was mentioned more often than either the clitoris or vulva in these books. In the… Expand
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