They looked at the terms used to describe genitalia in the PsycINFO database from to and found that penis was used in 1, sources, vagina in , while clitoris was only mentioned in Gould, Stephen Jay Looking to lead a stronger, healthier life? Lloyd, Elisabeth Anne The distribution of this model has been possible due to 3D printing technology ; but even three-dimensional MRI scans, which previously produced the most accurate representations of the clitoris, only became available in Retrieved November 27, He suggests that the human clitoris "could have evolved to be much more conspicuous if males had preferred sexual partners with larger brighter clitorises" and that "its inconspicuous design combined with its exquisite sensitivity suggests that the clitoris is important not as an object of male mate choice, but as a mechanism of female choice.
Hyde, Janet Shibley Textbook of Midwifery and Reproductive Health Nursing. Just barely inside the vaginal opening, you may see the vaginal corona, or hymen. The Case of the Female Orgasm: Thank You for Your Contribution!
Llord, J; Uchil, D The vagina receives the penis during sexual intercourse and also serves as a conduit for menstrual flow from the uterus. Battaglia, Cesare; Venturoli, Stefano August It looks like a donut with a tiny hole in the middle. Views Read View source View history.
FEMALE SEXUAL ANATOMY FEMALE EXTERNAL GENITALIA: The outer surfaces of the folds have darker-colored skin and stronger hairs, while the inner folds are smoother. The clitoris is a complex structure, and its size and sensitivity can vary. The clitoris of bonobos is larger and more externalized than in most mammals;  Natalie Angier said that a young adolescent "female bonobo is maybe half the weight of a human teenager, but her clitoris is three times bigger than the human equivalent, and visible enough to waggle unmistakably as she walks". Clitoraid spokesperson Nadine Gary stated that the group's mission is to raise public awareness about the clitoris because it has "been ignored, vilified, made taboo, and considered sinful and shameful for centuries". Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality. Other projects listed by the BBC include Clito Clito, body-positive jewellery made in Berlin; Clitorissima , a documentary intended to normalize mother-daughter conversations about the clitoris; and a ClitArt festival in London, encompassing spoken word performances as well as visual art.