5 facts about the clitoris

5 Things You Need To Know About The Clitoris

Sarah Riccio

5 Things You Need To Know About The Clitoris

Do you know where the clit is? Are you sure about that?

They say that one’s ability to find the clit is indicative of their sexual skill, and I’m not here to argue that. But the truth is, asking someone if they know how to find it is kind of a trick question, because it’s not actually located in one place! When it comes to the clit, there is much more than meets the eye. But don’t worry — I’m here to demystify the clitoris and show you exactly where it is. Every single part of it.  

  • Most Of Your Clitoris Is Invisible 

  • When you think of the clitoris, you probably conjure up an image of a pea-sized magic button that feels great when you rub it, right? Well, that’s just the external part of the clitoris known as the glans clitoris, and there’s a lot more going on internally. In fact, the majority of the clitoris isn’t visible at all, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stimulated.

    Don’t believe me? Take a look at my (yes, hand-drawn!) diagram below! 

    Clitoris

    Your internal clitoral network plays a major role in arousal thanks to all the erectile tissue that swells, expands, and heightens sensation and lubrication when stimulated. Simply put, your clit is like an iceberg, and the part you can see is merely the tip. So, next time someone asks if you know where to find it, drop some knowledge on them with a deliciously detailed description of clitoral anatomy (bonus points if they want a hands-on tutorial!). 

    More: The Lelo Sona 2 is a great example of a toy designed to target the entire clitoris. Check out my Lelo Sona 2 review

  • It’s A Lot Like A Penis 

  • Now you know that the clitoris is much larger than a pea, but did you also know that it can get up to 300% bigger when engorged? Yup! When stimulated, your entire clitoral network swells and increases blood flow until every inch of your vulva is bigger, juicier, and fully erect. Remind you of anything?

    If this sounds a lot like what happens when a penis is aroused, that’s because it is! The penis and clitoris are very anatomically similar, and can both grow quite a bit when properly inspired. And while the erect penis is often bigger than the erect clitoris, the clit has way more nerve endings. Approximately 8,000 in the glans alone! 

    More: Shopping for gender-inclusive toys? Check out my fave pleasure products for non-binary babes!

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  • Your G-Spot Is Part of Your Clitoris 

  • If you think the G-spot and clitoris are two different things, I’ve got news for you. While it’s true that the G-spot refers to a very special place inside the vagina that can make your toes curl at the slightest touch, it’s still very much a part of your clitoral network. That’s why it’s important to remember that the G-spot isn’t one spot, nor is the clitoris one little button. Rather, your internal and external clitoris work together in happy unison.

    Oh, and by the way: when you stimulate the head of your clit and your G-spot at the same time, it often results in what’s known as a blended orgasm (which can make things very wet, very fast). Intrigued? Check out the best toys for combining internal and external stimulation!

  • Its Sole Purpose Is Pleasure 

  • One of my favorite fun facts about the clitoris is that it’s the only body part that exists strictly for pleasure. That’s right — the clitoris has one job, and it’s to bring you joy. If you haven’t thanked your clit today, now is a great time. 

    That said, the clitoris is multi-purpose in a different sense! Stimulating it has been known to relieve anxiety, alleviate period pain, get rid of headaches, and many other fabulous perks. It’s truly amazing what these little pleasure centers can do.

  • No Two Clits Are The Same 

  • Finally, let us all revel in the fact that each and every clitoris is wholly unique. They vary in size, shape, color, texture, sensitivity… everything. That’s why every clit responds to pleasure differently! So even though you’re now an expert on the anatomical layout of the clit, remember that there’s no one right way to stimulate it. Take your time exploring the sensations that feel right for you and your partners, and allow Delicto to help along the way! 

    Speaking of which, I’ve compiled a list of the best clitoral vibrators. Enjoy!