4 Reasons Why the Clitoris Is the Best Organ Ever

Mar 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Hand drawing of the clitoris
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It's been a long time coming (pun intended), but the clitoris is finally getting some of the recognition it rightfully deserves. From understanding its actual size (spoiler: it’s much bigger than you probably think it is) to its amazing function (all pleasure, all the time) to being the focus of a new generation of sex toys, the clitoris is having a bit of a moment (which we hope lasts forever). 

And yes, we know you’ve probably seen that episode of Sex and the City where Charlotte looks at her vulva with a hand mirror for the first time, but have you done it yourself? Having an idea of what you look like down there — especially your clitoris — can be useful for helping you get off, whether by yourself or with a partner. Not only that, but it’s always a good idea to take a look at your vulva from time to time so you know what “normal” looks like and can spot any changes. 

But before you reach for that mirror, here are a few fun facts about the remarkable clitoris.

1 /4: More Than Meets the Eye

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1/4 :More Than Meets the Eye

2 /4: The Purpose Is Pleasure

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2/4 :The Purpose Is Pleasure

3 /4: Responsible for Orgasms

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3/4 :Responsible for Orgasms

4 /4: Next Generation of Sex Toys

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4/4 :Next Generation of Sex Toys