Cue the gasps! We know what you are thinking. Since when do ‘clitoral’ and ‘erection’ come together in one sentence to make sense? Tighten your seatbelts. Maybe since the time, the earliest human beings started having sexual intercourse. Yes! That is correct.
We know how clitoral erection is such an unheard concept, but unheard as it is, it is as common as penile erections. It may be hard to believe, but we have all the facts to make you somewhat of an expert on clitoral erections. Read on to learn everything about it without further ado!
The clitoris or the pleasure centre of the vulva is a spot that sits just at the apex of the labia. It extends up to 5 inches inside the female body and what is visible on the outside is just the clitoral hood.
The main purpose of the clitoris is to give you pleasure. Just like men, when women are aroused blood rushes to the erectile tissues inside the clit, making it erect and sensitive. This concept is known as clitoral erection. Clinical sex experts say that an erect clitoris is a very normal, natural, and, physiological response.
Penile erections are out there while clitoral erections are more concealed. There are subtle color changes in the clitoris during an erection and clitoral hood becomes more prominent and Bartholin glands that release lube during the process might make the structure look like it is glistening.
We won’t lie, we were just as surprised. During a clitoral erection, the glands peak out of the clitoral hood, and the labia swells up to at least twice its size. The difference in clitoral structure differs from female to female. In some, it is quite visible due to the increased blood flow.
It can even depend on the female’s anatomy. Some experts on sexual functioning suggest that every vulva owner may get an erection but a rock-solid conclusion of whether all females get a clitoral erection cannot be given till more research is conducted.
Most women try tapping, touching the labia, rubbing in clockwise and counterclockwise directions, flicking and stroking it in different directions. If something different works for you, go ahead and give yourself an amazing time.
Some of the sex toys like Lelo Sona Cruise and Womanizer use suction technology to do the same. There are sex toys made like masturbation sleeves made especially for those who are on testosterone-like trans men and nonbinary.
Pelvic floor therapist helps in the well being and enhancing the health of the pelvic floor. Although, it is optional and people might have a healthy and strong pelvic floor without even seeing a therapist. It’s all about making your experience the best!
Mostly, a clitoral erection is a very natural response of the body when it is aroused, but in some cases, it is the sign of an underlying condition. Persistent genital arousal disorder or priapism is one such condition in which the clitoris gets erect without the presence of any kind of sexual stimulus.
This kind of erection without any stimulus is not healthy for the body and can hinder the day-to-day activities of the person. The erection in such cases can last up to 4 hours and becomes painful and uncomfortable. Some causes of this condition include recreational drugs like marijuana and cocaine, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, and medications like SSRIs or blood thinners, and other diseases and disorders.
You should seek medical attention if you have a prolonged clitoral erection that feels uncomfortable and painful. Most of these underlying causes are completely curable with properly prescribed medication.
The bottom line is that clitoral erection is very natural and very enjoyable. Isn’t it fantastic to know that there is a spot in the female body that purely serves the purpose of unmatched pleasure? Well, we think that it is incredible! So, as long as you are comfortable and happy, go ahead and have fun with all that you got to know today!