Is The Ability to Orgasm Tied to Clitoris Size?
Size might matter when it comes to how easy or difficult it is for a woman to orgasm.
|Demeter deLune||Mar 24, 2020|
The female orgasm continues to puzzle and amaze laypersons and scientists alike. It’s the subject of intense scientific interest and research has been done on what helps and hinders the female orgasm.
In 2014, OBGYN’s at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio conducted a study of 30 women to determine if clitoris size and direct distance between the clitoris and the vagina (as measured by a line running straight through the body) had any bearing on their ability to orgasm.
Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the pelvic area of 30 women who were on average 32 years old.
Ten of these women had reported rarely or never achieving orgasms despite trying. The rest of the participants reported normal orgasmic experience during sex.
Size does matter
Comparing the two groups of women, the researchers found that the direct distance between the clitoris and the vagina was 5 to 6 millimeters longer on average in the group of women with orgasm problems.
These women also had a smaller clitoris on average.
Maybe she’s born with it
“We still can’t tell whether this is the chicken or the egg,” Dr. Susan Oakley said. “Do these women have a bigger clitoris because they have more orgasms? Or are they born with a bigger clitoris that allows them to have better function?”
The clitoris is more than meets the eye, literally. It’s comprised of parts known as the body, crura, bulb, and root. Shaped like a boomerang, it extends under the skin. The visible part, the glans, contains thousands of nerves densely packed in a small area and appears to be the center of sexual sensation.
It is possible that a smaller distance between the clitoris and the vagina makes it easier for orgasm to occur during penetration. It’s also possible that having a larger clitoris means having more nerves to be stimulated.