Psych 350 Lecture Notes Female Anatomy

5 5cm wide also sensitive to touch clitoris only sex

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Unformatted text preview: average 2-10cm long, 0.5-5cm wide -also sensitive to touch clitoris: only sex organ whose only known function is pleasure -the shaft is most commonly hidden in tissue behind where it protrudes -average length 2.5cm long and 0.5 cm wide -no association between size and sensitivity -most sensitive part of the vulva and the vagina -can be uncomfortable to the touch until a women is sexually aroused ---this is also seen post orgasm smegma: the substance that builds up underneath the clitoral hood ---combination of skin cells and oils from the body clitoral hood: covers the exposed part of the shaft and most of the glans -highly innervated and very sensitive to touch -thought to provide some kind of protection glans: part that is visible in the clitoris corpus spongiosum: also exists in the penis; spongy tissue that fills with blood during arousal and causes them to become erect clitoral shaft: two corpora cavernosa (spongy tissue) that become engorged with blood when erect and sexually stimulated...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2014 for the course PSYC 350A taught by Professor Jasonwinters during the Spring '14 term at University of British Columbia.

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