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Clitoral Erections: Why It Happens, How It Feels, Tips, More
The clitoris is a truly fascinating part of the female anatomy, with amazing potential to make anyone who owns one feel fabulous! Today, we have greater knowledge than ever before about the different techniques that can produce a clitoral orgasm. Hormones released during puberty start the process, and by the time adolescence is over, the clit is around 1. Clitorises and penises both begin life as the very same thing — a miniscule growth on a human embryo called the genital tubercle. If the embryo carries a Y chromosome and is male, then the growth develops into a penis.
We have half-assed middle school sex ed classes to thank for that, I'm sure. The clitoris in that picture is the product of a 3D printer and French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, who hopes the model will teach adolescents in France about the female reproductive system. After all, as Fillod told The Guardian , a woman's clitoris becomes erect when she is aroused, much like a penis—you just can't see it because most of the clitoris is internal.
T his month, pupils across France will be able to use the first full-size anatomical model of a clitoris in their sex education classes. Considering all the technological, medical and scientific achievements humans have made, this seems to have taken a long time. The distribution of this model has been possible due to 3D printing technology ; but even three-dimensional MRI scans, which previously produced the most accurate representations of the clitoris, only became available in But it was worth the wait.