Making Love and Achieving Orgasm In Sex
Female Sexual Anatomy
What Makes A Woman Orgasm?
As there are normal variations in breast size and shape, so there are differences in the vulva. This is the anatomical term for woman's external genital organs. The internal organs - the uterus or womb, the ovaries and Fallopian tubes - are there for procreative purposes as distinct from sexual pleasure.
There is more ignorance about the structure of the vulva than about the corresponding male organs. Yet it is through stimulation of her external genitalia that a woman primarily experiences sexual desire and arousal.
Viewed sideways on, the vulva looks rather like a mouth. It has two sets of lips, an outer one (labia majora) and an inner set (labia minora) which closes on the opening of the vagina. Above the vagina is the opening of the urinary tract and above this is a small and extremely sensitive organ, the clitoris.
The head of the clitoris is particularly sensitive and responsive to stimulation during sexual intercourse or masturbation. The clitoris is the only organ in the human body with no function other than to provide sexual and sensual pleasure.
In young girls and virgins the outer lips touch, protecting the parts between them. The outer lips end in a triangular bone, poetically called the mons veneris or mount of Venus, which becomes covered with hair during puberty.
The inner lips are small and narrow and form a ridge just below the clitoris. They are rich in highly sensitive nerve endings, and their stimulation can produce intense sexual feelings.
Connecting the internal and external organs is a passage known as the vagina. The word comes from the Latin for "sheath," which aptly describes its important function.
Although the average vagina is about 3 inches long, it has a great capacity for expansion and when required can accept a phallus of any length and width.
The walls are lined with soft corrugated tissue.
The lower part of the womb projects down into the upper end of the vagina and can be felt as a little hard knob of tissue.
This is known as the cervix, the neck of the womb, and although there is some doubt as to whether or not it is sensitive, it plays an important function during intercourse in stimulating the tip of the penis.
Just inside the vagina is the hymen, sometimes known as the maidenhead or virgin's veil. In young girls this thin, half-moon-shaped membrane partially closes the vaginal canal.
There is a great deal of misunderstanding about the hymen. It is not, for example, an impenetrable barrier, but porous to allow menstrual blood to flow through.
It used to be regarded as proof of virginity, and in many cultures still is, but this is not necessarily true.
Occasionally, during strenuous exercise or sports such as horseback-riding or cycling, it can be torn.
Usually it is ruptured during a woman's first sexual experience. There are cases of extremely tough hymens impossible to penetrate during intercourse, but these can be removed by a minor surgical operation.
The Bartholdi's glands were once thought to be responsible for vaginal lubrication.
However it is now clear that a woman's natural lubrication for intercourse is secreted by the walls of the vagina, which are said to "sweat" lubricating fluid during sexual arousal.
Stages Of The Female Orgasm ]
Updated: January 10 2021