The clitoris is one of the female sex organs.
Function of the clitoris
The clitoris is a small organ made up of erectile tissue which plays an important role in sexual pleasure in a woman.
The clitoris responds to excitation by filling with blood, becoming erect and hardening like the penis in the man. The tunic covering the body of the clitoris is connected to the labia menorah which are located on either side of it and surround the vaginal opening. During sexual excitation the labia menorah also swell because of their erectile tissue.
Structure of the clitoris
The clitoris varies in length from 5 to 25 millimetres long depending on the woman. The clitoris is formed from a small body and a head at its end where the glands is located and looks like a small ball. The tissue in the clitoris is richly innervated, like the tissue in the penis i.e. it is formed from an extensive network of nerves and is erectile.
The clitoris is very similar to the penis in men (they also have the same embryonic origin). © Licence Creative Commons