Glans (anatomy)

February 2017


Definition

In medicine, the glans refers to the tip of the penis in males and the clitoris in women. Tapered and curved, the glans is present in members of both sexes and is a very sensitive area when it comes to pleasure. In women, the glans is the visible part of the clitoris. In men the glans has a slot, called "urethral meatus" used for excreting sperm and urine. Also in men, the glans is protected by a piece of removable skin, the foreskin, unless removed during circumcision.

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