Anonymous asked: What is the funtion of critory
Hey there. Thanks for the question!
Hmm. By ‘clitory’, I’m going to assume you meant ‘clitoris’, which can either be pronounced “CLIT-or-is” or “cli-TOR-is”.
The clitoris, the cute little nub you see above the labia of FAAB people, is the onus of sexual pleasure for many a female-bodied person. (Clitoral stimulation is awesome, but it definitely isn’t the only way to pleasure yourself or other people!)
[A clitoris would correspond with the little pink nub in the photo above. Here’s a link to drawings of more anatomically-accurate clitorises.]
That nub you see is really only the glans, or tip, of the clitoris. If you could stretch out the entire shaft, crura (legs) and bulbs of the clitoris, it would extend to be about eight inches long! The size and shape of the clitoris, and the hood that covers it, can vary greatly from person to person. It usually changes color, size and shape during sex, so the same clitoris can also look very different at various states of arousal.
Got a clitoris and/or a partner with a clitoris? Get curious, grab a hand mirror and go investigate.
Note: Some of this post was gleaned from the fifth edition of The Guide to Getting It On! by Paul Joannides. It’s a great comprehensive sex guide for beginners and seasoned sexual beings alike. Be sure to check out the website—it’s also pretty great!