The Clitoris: Anatomical and Psychological Issues

  title={The Clitoris: Anatomical and Psychological Issues},
  author={Mark J. Blechner},
  journal={Studies in Gender and Sexuality},
  pages={190 - 200}
  • M. Blechner
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • Medicine
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
ABSTRACT The anatomy of the clitoris is much larger than commonly believed. Besides the small tip of the clitoris known as the glans, which protrudes in the external genitalia, the crura (or legs) of the clitoris extend 9 cm inside the body, with erectile tissue adjacent to the vagina and urethra. This finding has significance for theories of female sexual responsiveness, including the differentiation of clitoral and vaginal orgasms. It also offers guidelines for preserving erotic response… 
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