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clitoris

a part of the female genitalia consisting of a small elongated highly sensitive erectile organ at the front of the vulva: homologous with the penis

clitoris

[′klid·ə·rəs]
(anatomy)
The homolog of the penis in females, located in the anterior portion of the vulva.
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Widespread misinformation about the clitoris starts with the belief that it is only the small part of the clitoris under the hood that is involved in women's sexual response or, worse, that the clitoris is secondary to the vagina.
And we meet Freud's patient Marie Bonaparte, who opted for what Hall characterizes as two "heroic" surgeries to move her clitoris closer to her vagina, in hopes of achieving the vaginal orgasms that would meet Freud's approval.
2010) propose that normal external genital development in mice requires androgen and estrogen action produced by both ovaries and testes and the masculinized clitoris of female require estrogen for development, which could be produced by primordial follicles.
Glans clitoris is preserved in all the three girls.
In 1946 Sudan Penal Code prohibited "infibulation" (Previously known as Pharaonic circumcision), but permitted excision of the hood of the clitoris under the misconception of being an "Islamic Sunna".
Passionate Love Affairs with the Clitoris Dull the Blades of
The clitoris is the primary erogenous zone in the female genital area.
5) There has been a renewed focus on the vagina, rather than the clitoris, as the female sexual organ of ultimate interest, and the "homology," complementarity, and assumed heterosexuality of male and female genitalia enshrined in the anatomical record are extended here to include diagnostic techniques and treatment possibilities.
The corpus spongiosum in females, as in males, has been shown to extend from the bilateral vestibular bulbs to the glans of the clitoris which also consists of spongious tissue (Van Turnhout, Hage, & Van Diest, 1995).
Clitoridectomy: partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals) and, rarely, the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris) as well
The effects--including enlargement of the penis or clitoris, premature pubic hair development, increased libido, and aggressive behavior--mostly regress after exposure ceases.
FGM ranges from clitoris removal to the removal of clitoris and labia, and the genitals then sewn up.