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    Everything you need to know about the clitoris

    Updated 23 January 2023 |
    Published 21 December 2022
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Ruth Olumba, Obstetrician, gynecologist, and gynecologic and cosmetic surgeon, Texas, US
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    Your clitoris has the most nerve endings of any organ in the body, and its sole purpose is to bring you pleasure. But if you aren’t sure where exactly your clitoris is, you’re not the only one. Here’s everything you need to know about the clitoris.

    Ah, the clitoris. You might have heard about this part of the female anatomy talked about in movies and on TV as if it’s some kind of mystery. Where is the clitoris, and what does it do? But its job is actually pretty straightforward. 

    You can think of it as the feel-good center of the vulva and vagina. That’s because it’s the only part of the human body that is designed solely for pleasure — it literally has no other purpose. Pretty cool, right? 

    Considering how important it is for pleasure, you’re probably going to want to know exactly where the clitoris is. But if you aren’t quite sure of that or what it looks like, then you’d be forgiven. The clitoris is often presented as a mysterious and out-of-reach thing, and for that reason, your sex education class may have left it out entirely.

    However, as a key part of your anatomy, the clitoris shouldn’t be ignored. Here, two Flo experts break down everything you need to know about the small but mighty organ. 

    Firstly, what is a clitoris? 

    Since the clitoris is a part of your body, you might feel a little silly asking where it is. But with female pleasure having long been seen as taboo, it’s often not spoken about publicly. The result? It’s completely normal not to know basic information about it. 

    But because it’s super important that you understand the different parts of your vulva, let’s look into it. Your clitoris can be found just above the opening to your urethra (the tube that you pee out of), which is above the opening of your vagina, toward the front. Your clitoris might be covered by a thin layer of skin called a clitoral hood. You can learn more about the different parts of your anatomy and what they’re for using an app like Flo

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