7 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Your Clitoris

Celebrate your pleasure powerhouse with these fascinating tidbits.



Happy International Clitoris Awareness Week! Yes, you heard that right, there’s a whole week dedicated to your lady button, so whip out those clitoris-shaped balloons! Clitoris Awareness Week runs from May 4-11 and is sponsored by Clitoraid, a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting victims of female genital mutilation. According to their website, this week is about celebrating your sexual beauty—and we can definitely get behind that. Here, check out some of the most fascinating facts about this amazing body part.



It's a Sensitivity Center

The clitoris has more nerve endings than anywhere else on the body, approximately 8,000, which is double the amount that the penis has. We know it's not a competition, but if it were, we'd probably be winning.

It's Similar to a Penis

While it might have a lot more nerve endings, the clitoris is similar to the penis in a lot of ways. "Obviously they are constructed differently," says Emily Morse, sex and relationship expert and co-founder of Emily & Tony. "But like the penis, the clitoris has a glans, a foreskin—aka the clitoral hood—and even a shaft. Plus it swells when it's aroused." 




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