Human Body

Understanding the Female Anatomy

For anyone, male or female, understanding how a woman is pleasured is essential to any sexual relationship. This information is to help less exposed women to fully understand their sexual anatomy. We also do this so that men can understand the complexity of the female reproductive organs.

A woman has two primary physical organs that are directly involved with sex: the Clitoris and the Vagina. It is interesting to note that the clitoris is the only human organ that serves no purpose other than being used as a pleasure center. The clitoris houses more free nerve endings than any other body part. These nerve endings are also present on the lower back, buttocks and upper thighs. Picturing the torso of a female, you can see that the clitoris is actually the physical center of one’s pleasure center.

Without getting into technical detail, the female anatomy is easy to understand. The clitoris is a small and extremely sensitive tissue hidden underneath the Mons. The Mons is the protective tissue on the most upper part of the genital area and is covered by pubic hair. On each side of the vagina are the lips of the vagina, the Labia. This protects vagina and the opening of the urethra (urinary outlet). Inside the vagina is the cervix, which is the opening to the uterus. Now, read over these few sentences until you can picture the location of each part. To further embed this information, answer this question:

The clitoris is adjacent to what two parts mentioned above?

The clitoris is under the mons and basically right where each side of the inner lips (Labia) meet.

How does this relate to sexual stimulation?

Ironically, the clitoris is stimulated and performs very similar to the male penis. Tactile stimulation of the clitoris, manual stimulation or sex, causes stimulation of nerve endings, which causes an increased blood flow to that area. The shaft of the clitoris then becomes engorged with blood. This causes the contraction of miniscule muscles to constrict the blood flow, thus trapping blood in the erectile tissue. This process keeps the clitoris extremely sensitive.

To further illustrate this process, consider this four step cycle of sexual responsiveness:

Desire – The idea of giving or receiving sexual pleasure becomes pronounced.

Arousal – When sexually aroused, the brain sends signals via the spinal column, thus causing blood congestion in the genital tissues. The Labia swells and darkens in color. The vaginal walls dilate. This triggers lubrication inside the vagina. Nipples become erect and sensitive, and the uterus swells and increases the ability to admit sperm. After experiencing these effects for an extended time frame, orgasm will occur.

Orgasm – Contractions pulse through the lower 30 percent of the vagina. Contractions also occur through the uterus down to the cervix. This orgasm may be more intense by pressure on the cervix or uterus. Also, a woman can contract the muscles in the areas for an intensified orgasm.

Resolution – Climax and orgasm subsides. Muscles begin to relax, breathing slows, and heart rate returns to normal – leaving the body calm and relaxed.