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Sexual Anatomy Love Sex and Relationships Week 3
Sexual Anatomy and the Human Sexual Response Why learn about sexual anatomy? Easy to talk about??
Cultural Considerations THREE words that come to mind when you think of FEMALE genitalia THREE words that come to mind when you think of MALE genitalia
Slang vs. Clinical terms????? Language Problems??
FEMALE
Vulva
Mons Veneris Venus - roman god of love and beauty Pads of fatty tissue between the pubic bone and skin Touch and pressure sexually pleasurable due to the presence of nerve endings
Labia Majora Generally darker skin than on thighs Nerve endings and underlying fatty tissue are similar to the tissue in the mons
Labia Minora Hairless skin folds Contain sweat and oil glands, blood vessels and nerve endings Individual differences in size, shape
QUESTION… What body part for females is analogous to the penis for males?
Clitoris 8000 nerve endings, 5-10 cm in length
Clip 6:00 Clitoris
Clitoris External shaft, glands and internal crura Roots project inward from each side of shaft Shaft cannot be seen but can be felt Shaft contains two spongy structures (cavernous bodies) that engorge with blood during arousal
Clitoris Q. What is the purpose of the clitoris?
Clitoris Sole purpose of the clitoris is …. All other female and male sexual organs have additional functions (reproduction/waste removal)
CLITORIS External part of the clitoris, though tiny has about the same number of nerve endings as the head of the penis 8000 nerve fibres The size shape and appearance of the clitoris changes from woman to woman Clitoris (glans) increases in size several days prior to ovulation
Clip Le Clitoris 14:57 to 22:56
CLITORIS 70-80% women report direct clitoral stimulation required to reach orgasm - intercourse or outer course Research findings on female masturbation patterns suggest that clitoral stimulation, not vaginal insertion is the more common way women reach arousal and orgasm when masturbating Current research contradict Freud’s ideas about vaginal and clitoral orgasms Remnants of Freud's ideas evident in sexual myths perpetuated today
Attitudes Toward Genitalia Cultural differences in attitudes toward male and female sexuality and male and female genitalia Sex drive Menstrual cycle Hygiene myths Fertility myths Cultural influences
Genitalia and Culture Sexual role of the clitoris is so controversial that the structure may be removed during female genital cutting or female circumcision Various forms of FGM have been performed in almost all parts of the world for centuries Including the USA from 1890 to 1930 to “cure” masturbation Continued practice in USA for girls born with an enlarged clitoris Estimated 130 million women subjected to genital cutting

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