The Clitoris, Uncovered! - Ellen Dolgen

The Clitoris, Uncovered!

We all agree that the vagina is truly quite exceptional!  It expands and contracts to hold just about anything.  It is strong and can give birth to a 9-pound baby and snap back to its normal size.  I wish my hips were that exceptional.

But have you met the vagina’s friend, clitoris? Apparently, it has had lots of names over the years!

According to Scientific American, a French physician dissected this organ for the first time in 1545, he named it membre honteux, “the shameful member” and declared its sole purpose to be urination.  Clitoris comes from the Greek Kleitoris, translated means both “little hill” and “to rub”.

The clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings………….. which is twice the amount that the penis has.  Unlike the penis that is always hanging out, 90% of the clitoris’s bulk lies beneath the surface.  Maybe that is why it took humans more than 2,000 years to understand the clitoris despite the fact that half the population has one!


It was interesting to learn that only 18 % of women have orgasms through vaginal intercourse alone.  Studies have found that all orgasms are clitoral.  It is the center of female pleasure.  The G-spot is not a new organ, it is the back of the clitoris. If you have been faking your orgasms, it might behoove you to introduce yourself and your partner to your clitoris! 

I love this French Clitoris 101 primer:

I hope this tutorial has been helpful!  The pleasure is all mine………..

Remember:  Suffering in silence is OUT!  Reaching out is IN.

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2 thoughts on “The Clitoris, Uncovered!”

  1. It’s so unfortunate that many post-menopausal women, like my wife, have a painful sexual experience due to vaginal dryness, and now refuse to even acknowledge the existence of the clitoris and all the wonderful ways of making love that don’t include penetration.

    1. I am so sorry that you and your wife are experiencing these issues. It is very common for women to experience painful sex due to vaginal dryness. Often even non-penetration can be uncomfortable. Please help to encourage your wife to find a Menopause Specialist. I have lots of great tip in this blog:
      Once she sees a Menopause Specialist who is up on the latest information, she will get the help she needs and deserves. Often this help will come in the form of local estrogen therapy otherwise known as LET. LET is inserted into the vagina in the form of either a cream, tablet, or ring. The good news is that it works pretty quickly! However, one must stay on this protocol to maintain the health of the vagina. I have been on a vaginal DHEA tablet for years and LOVE IT! It works! If you or your wife have any other questions, feel free to circle back with me. Good luck!!!

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