Definition of clitoris
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Almost two thirds of us undergo infibulation - the most extreme form, which leaves girls with their labia stitched together following excision of the clitoris.
This amazing little device works on both the internal and external clitoris, so all 8,000 of your clitoral nerve endings get some love.
Your clitoris can actually get a boner when you're turned on.
The least invasive type involves removing all or part of the clitoris, said Post, who co-authored a column outlining the dangers and the wide spectrum of procedures for an upcoming issue of Lancet.
Viloria’s most notable anatomical variant, a larger-than-average clitoris, proved to be a greater source of pleasure than of shame, and so there was little incentive to investigate the root cause, much less fix what wasn’t broken.
Cases run the spectrum, from pricking the clitoris to removing it completely to sewing up skin around the vagina. ... and yet millions are subjected to it.
The other was between her legs, her fingers circling her clitoris.
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Origin and Etymology of clitoris
New Latin, from Greek kleitoris
First Known Use: 1615See Words from the same year
CLITORIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clitoris for English Language Learners
: a female sexual organ that is small, sensitive, and located on the outside of the body in front of the opening of the vagina
Medical Definition of clitoris
: a small erectile female organ located within the anterior junction of the labia minora that develops from the same embryonic mass of tissue as the penis and is responsive to sexual stimulation
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