The Clitoris and the G-spot

April 2018
Sexual pleasure in a woman comes from stimulation of her two sexual organs: the clitoris and the G-spot.

Many women are still unaware about these parts of their body, mostly due to societal taboos regarding masturbation. This FAQ will go into detail about both.

The Clitoris

If you are female, the clitoris is the most sensitive out of your erogenous zones. It is situated inside the top of your labia (i.e. the vagina's lips).


The clitoris is often referred to as the female version of a man's penis, but it is hidden inside your body. There are three structures within the clitoris: the glans, which is similar to a male's foreskin and contains many nerve endings (nearly 8 - 10,000 sensitive sensors); the body; and two crura, or muscles that attach to your pelvis and produce clitoral erection when they become tense.


Only 0.5 - 1 cm of the clitoris is visible, but the stem can measure up to 10 cm inside. The clitoris can become quickly aroused by touch when it fills with blood. Stimulation of the clitoris allows the release of a hormone in the brain called oxytocin.

The G-spot

The G-spot is a sexual organ and erogenous zone located on the front wall of your vagina. It is a 1-cm ball of tissue located 3 - 5 cm above the opening to your vagina, between your pubic bone and uterus.


Your G-spot can be felt by placing two fingers inside your vagina and curling them in the form of a hook. When stimulated, it can produce an orgasm even more powerful than that caused by stimulation of the clitoris.

There is less known about the G-spot in men. It is believed that a man's G-spot would be located inside the rectum, close to the urethra and the prostate.

Because a woman's clitoris and G-spot are often excluded during vaginal penetration, they can be overlooked by a male partner.

G-spot Enlargement

Enlargement of the G-spot has now been introduced to enhance pleasure for women and make it easier for them to orgasm. This procedure involves an injection into the G-spot to cause swelling and growth, similar to a lip injection.


This treatment is not offered by all doctors and there is no reliable data from studies. There are, of course, risks involved (e.g. urethral perforation).

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Latest update on January 20, 2018 at 06:57 AM by owilson.
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