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STRUCTURE AND POSITION
- Clitoris is made up of erectile tissue and has a Body, a Glans, 2 Corpora Cavernosa, 2 Crura, 2 Vestibular Bulbs and a Prepuce from the outer skin.
- It is located behind the Superior Labial Commissure formed by the junction of the Labia Minora anteriorly.
Clitoris is richly supplied with blood for its function.
- Clitoris receives blood from Dorsal Artery of Clitoris and Deep Artery of Clitoris.
- Blood is then drained into the Superficial and Deep Vein of the Clitoris.
Clitoris is also highly innervated through Dorsal Nerve of Clitoris.
FUNCTION AND SIGNIFICANCE
- Clitoris is highly supplied by the vessels and nerves and is a highly sensitive part of a female. During sexual arousal it fills with blood and engorges. Clitoral stimulation provides sexual pleasure to most of the women. Hence it is a major source of sexual arousal and pleasure in females leading to the orgasm.
- In some females Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder causes continuous and uncontrollable arousal of Clitoris without any stimulation even. This leads to pain and related symptoms in such women.