Understanding the anatomy of the clitoris.
The clitoris is the most sensitive part of the female genitalia. The tip of the clitoris is located at the top of the vulva, where the inner lips meet. Everyone’s clitoris is a different size. It can be about as small as a pea or as big as a thumb. The tip of the clitoris is covered by the clitoral hood. This is just the beginning of the clitoris though. It extends inside the body, back and down on both sides of the vagina. This part, called the shaft/roots and crura/legs (singular: crus), is about 5 inches long. Your clitoris is made of spongy tissue that becomes swollen when you're aroused. It is has thousands of nerve endings — more than any other part of the human body. And what is it’s only purpose you ask? To make you feel good.
What is the use of a clitoral balm?
For many people clitoral stimulation is one of the most important parts of a satisfying sexual experience. Clitoral balms are a good option for increasing clitoral stimulation or to help with clitoral sensitivity problems. Hormonal changes, nerve conduction and circulation problems can cause decreased clitoral sensitivity for many people.
How does clitoral balm work?
The balm itself works by promoting blood circulation in the clitoris with a gentle warming effect. The natural oils of the balm moisturize and lubricate the clitoris. And applying the balm results in a gentle massage to the area which also contributes to circulation and stimulation of sensitive nerve endings. Stimulation of the nerves sends a signal to the brain which then responds with an increase in blood flow to the clitoris, vagina and pelvis.
How else can I stimulate clitoris?
- Throw taboo out the window - Masturbation is a common activity. It’s a natural and safe way to explore your body, feel pleasure, and release built-up sexual tension. It occurs among people of all backgrounds, genders, and races. To overcome feelings of guilt try to speak with someone you trust about why you feel this way. Talking to a therapists that specializes in sexual health may also be beneficial.
- Indirect stimulation - An indirect stroke can be very stimulating - Try stroking the sides of the clitoris and the clitoral hood rather than the clitoris itself. As arousal reaches higher levels, the glans can become super sensitive, so less direct clitoral stimulation may actually feel better.
- Use a vibrator – you can use a vibrating sex toy to stimulate the clitoris. This can be an especially helpful tool if you have limited movement in you wrist or hand. If your new to sex toys use the lowest setting first and increase as needed.
Why should I stimulate my clitoris?
Because it feels good and we all deserve pleasure. Sexual stimulation is one way that many of us can have some pleasure in our lives. Sexual stimulation helps relieve stress, boost mood and aides in overall wellbeing.