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where do you find the clitoris?

The clitoris is the pleasure center of the vulva. It doesn’t have a central role in reproduction like the penis or vagina — it’s pretty much just there to make you feel good! The clitoris is made of spongy tissue that becomes swollen when you're aroused (turned on). And here's a fun fact about the clitoris: it has thousands of nerve endings — more than any other part of the human body!

The clitoris is right under the point where the inner labia meet and form a little hood — known as the clitoral hood, in fact. It’s above the vagina and the urethra (the hole you pee out of). What you can see under that clitoral hood is actually the tip of the clitoris — this is called the glans, and everyone’s is a different size. It can be about as small a pea or as big as a thumb.

But wait, there's more! The glans is just the beginning of the clitoris. The rest of its spongy shaft extends inside your body, back and down along both sides of the vagina. This part, called the shaft and crura (roots and legs), is about 5 inches long.

Tags: vulva, clitoris