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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
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The homolog of the penis in females, located in the anterior portion of the vulva.
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Three women masturbated in front of their partners to show them how they stimulate their clitorises
. One woman described her use of body language in combination with sound; she elicited partnered clitoral stimulation by "tilting my hip or arching my back" and moaning to give him encouraging feedback.
The blade represents the institution of patriarchy, and though it actually cuts - severs - the trees' bodies, much like those blades which remove women's clitorises
, the hands that hold it, that maintain it are themselves trees, women who are gears in the political machinery of patriarchy.
Dickinson's book [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 11 OMITTED] features hundreds of images of clitorises
which he drew based on his gynecological patients; range of variation was a major focus of his work.