What is the clitoris ? How to find the clitoris ?

Qu'est-ce que le clitoris ? Comment trouver le clitoris ?

When we started the Elia brand, we were not very knowledgeable about the actual shape and purpose of the clitoris. Despite being open-minded, we had never read an article or book about the clitoris. For the past two years, a feminist wave on Instagram has been bringing us some insights and honestly, it feels good!

Who discovered the clitoris?

It was in 1559 that the existence of the clitoris was discovered by Mateo Ronaldo Colombo. This Italian doctor was the first to dissect the clitoris and to study it. He was also the first to discover that this organ is only intended for pleasure and that its erection is comparable to that of a penis.

Then in 1998, the clitoris was rediscovered by the Australian Helen O'Connell who discovered its anatomy.

In 2020, the clitoris is still a very unknown organ and according to a 2016 report by the High Council for Equality between Men and Women, one in four 15-year-old girls does not know that she has a clitoris, 83% of girls are even unaware of its unique erogenous function.

What anatomy does the clitoris have?

The clitoris is an erectile and erogenous organ of the female genitalia. It consists of a glans, located at the junction of the labia minora, inside the vulva. It measures on average less than a centimeter, and is more or less covered by a cap, i.e. a layer of skin that covers it. But the most important part of the clitoris is internal and measures between nine and eleven centimeters. It is composed of a stem and two roots.

Like the penis, the clitoris can become erect when excited by filling with blood. It has an average of 8,000 to 10,000 nerves (in comparison, a penis has an average of 3,000 to 4,000 nerves), which makes it a very erogenous zone. This organ therefore has a great role to play in female pleasure.

What is the link between clitoris and sexuality?

The clitoris is the only organ that is solely intended to provoke pleasure. Whether it is by stimulation of the glans or during penetration, the clitoris is at the origin of all female orgasms. In fact, the internal part of the clitoris surrounds the vagina and is therefore the source of "vaginal orgasms". In reality there are no clitoral or vaginal orgasms, but internal or external clitoral orgasms. The famous "G-spot" is the point of contact between the base of the clitoris and the vagina.

Nevertheless, the clitoris has a hard life. Admitting that women can feel pleasure other than through penetration calls into question the place of the man, until recently, at the center of the sexual act. The revolution of the end of the 60's gave back to the clitoris the place it deserves but there is still a long way to go.

We have to admit that today, less than one woman out of five reaches orgasm by penetration alone and that for three quarters of them, stimulating the clitoris is an absolute condition to come.

It might be time to question the sexual models that are still valid today and to demystify this sacrosanct penetration in order to give the clitoris the place it deserves. This requires education from school onwards so that everyone can see what this organ looks like and what it is used for, which is still not well known.

So take good care of your clit, in any case, we do it with our menstrual panties in organic cotton!

If you want to learn more about the clitoris, watch the video of @jemenbatsleclito made by brut :

You can also check out her instagram account as well as @d'orgasme_et_moi, @jouissance.club, @gangduclito, @tasjoui, @mercibeaucul_, @mydearvagina, ...

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