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This particular part of the female anatomy has been something the general public has given a lot of thought but as it turns out, science has mostly ignored. Turns out, we only really discovered the clitoris in For your brain.
Of course, it had to have been a man because there were no women anatomists. Colombo was also the first to have discovered the circulation of blood but was delayed by the Church in getting that finding published, so the Englishman Harvey beat him to the punch and got the credit. Science was a risky profession back then and Colombo got himself into really big trouble with the Catholic Church for writing his illustrated treatise De re anatomica.
I was raised in sex-positive household. So I really thought that I knew all there was to know about my genitals. I knew the proper name for everything from my labia majora to my mons and, of course, my clitoris. I also knew that my clit is the pleasure spot — the most important part of the genitalia when it came to sexual pleasure — and that it was the little nub just above my labia.
In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora inner lipsabove the opening of the urethra. Unlike the penisthe male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function.
Relationships August 13, The clitoris is probably the most misunderstood piece of human anatomy in existence. Turns out, there are centuries of mystery and obscurity surrounding the clitoris.
You can trace Professor Helen O'Connell's discovery of the full clitoris — and the rewriting of the world's anatomy texts — to two books: one that angered her and another that inspired. The first book, Last's Anatom y, she couldn't seem to escape. The edition was the set text for her surgical exam and — to her "utter disbelief" as a classic overachiever — she failed the test three times.
But an Australian urologist, Dr Helen O'Connell, has revealed that the clitoris is shaped more like a mountain than a hill. Her work is forcing a re-write of anatomy books and a rethink among medical professionals. The findings could also have repercussions for women coping with continence problems. The clitoris rivals the penis in size.
Generally, when you think about the word "migration," what comes to mind? You towards pizza? That's nice.