Unlike penises, which are front and center, the clitoris is often shrouded in folds of skin and remains a bit of a mystery. Science—let alone sex ed—hasn't exactly gone out of its way to understand this amazing organ until fairly recently. In fact, research shows the clitoris was even omitted in an early version of the gold standard medical textbook Gray's Anatomy, and no scientist bothered to create a 3D image of what a stimulated clitoris looks like until French researchers finally did it a mere seven years ago, in To clear up some common misconceptions and become more "clit literate," we enlisted the expertise of Leah Millheiser, M. Here are seven things you probably don't know about one of your most pleasurable parts. The clitoris is actually leagues ahead.
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The projection of vagina, uterine cervix, and nipple to the sensory cortex in humans has not been reported. To map the sensory cortical fields of the clitoris, vagina, cervix and nipple, toward an elucidation of the neural systems underlying sexual response. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging fMRI we mapped sensory cortical responses to clitoral, vaginal, cervical, and nipple self-stimulation. For points of reference on the homunculus, we also mapped responses to the thumb and great toe hallux stimulation. Clitoral, vaginal, and cervical self-stimulation activate differentiable sensory cortical regions, all clustered in the medial cortex medial paracentral lobule. Nipple self-stimulation activated the genital sensory cortex as well as the thoracic region of the homuncular map. The genital sensory cortex, identified in the classical Penfield homunculus based on electrical stimulation of the brain only in men, was confirmed for the first time in the literature by the present study in women, applying clitoral, vaginal, and cervical self-stimulation, and observing their regional brain responses using fMRI.
Women's clitoris, vagina and cervix mapped on the sensory cortex: fMRI evidence
What is it? Does every person with a vagina have one? Is it supposed to look like that? That flap is your clitoral hood, a fold of skin that surrounds and protects your glans clitoris.