The Internal Clitoris Is A Work Of Art

The other day, as my fellow sexual health educators and I were settling into a conference room for our weekly meeting, my highly selective hearing managed to pick up a tidbit of a friend’s conversation.

“Did you know that the internal clitoris is about the size of a male-bodied penis?”

No, I did not. In fact, I wasn’t even sure of (and this is embarrassing to say, let alone to post all over the internet, so bear with me, MSP readers) what the internal clitoris was. But, fear not. I was in a very small room in the campus center of a women’s college surrounded by a whole lot of sex-positive sexual health educators that couldn’t wait to enlighten me. As part of my education, I was shown this lovely clip, in which Betty Dodson draws the internal (and later, the external) structures of the vulva, all the while chattering away about various body parts.

You should all watch the video, and if you feel the need, enlighten me even more with your insightful comments!

Note from Debby:
You can learn more about the various parts of the clitoris in The Clitoral Truth or in my book, Because It Feels Good. Truly, the part we can see from the outside (the glans clitoris) is just the tip of the (potentially orgasmic) iceberg.

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About Michaela

Michaela

Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.

  • Amanda Daugherty

    I’m sharing this with all my friends.