Guys, we need to talk about the clitoris. Yeah, that’s right, that mysterious female organ that is so sadly misunderstood. Most of us, men and women, don’t even know that there’s more to the clitoris than meets the eye.

While some sexual partners are still asking if they’re “on it,”  beholders and partners alike may not be aware that the rosebud-shaped knob at the top of the vagina is just the tip. At the recent Future of Sex live panel, talk about the “internal clitoris” revealed some intriguing realities about the sex organ.

First off, the clitoris is a two-part organ; there is an external circular mass of glans (hello, rosebud), as well as internal winglike extensions. “The clitoris continues on inside of the body, allowing for clitoral stimulation via the vaginal wall and other parts of the vulva,” explained cofounder of Dame Products Alex Fine.

Filled with more than 8,000 nerve endings, the clitoris is made up of the same erectile tissue of the penis, filling up with blood and enlarging when aroused. The entire clitoris, both the external as well as the internal parts, is 0.5 to 2 cm in length, and all of it responds to arousal—not just the outside.

So the next time you’re inside her, don’t just bang away like a jackhammer. Pace yourself with deep deliberate thrusts, which will stretch the walls of her vagina and simultaneously flatten and arouse her internal clit. Just don’t be surprised if she starts to sound like that chick at the Sarasota Open.

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