Glans (anatomy)

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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.