clitoral glans

Clitoral glans
The internal anatomy of the human vulva, with the clitoral hood and labia minora indicated as lines
Latin glans clitoridis

The clitoral glans (glans clitoridis) is an external portion of the clitoris.

Anatomy

It is covered by the clitoral hood, which is also external and attached to the labia minora. It is attached to the frenulum clitoridis, which is also attached to the labia minora.

The clitoral glans is attached to the clitoral body, which is internal.

Physiology

The head or glans of the clitoris is roughly the size and shape of a pea, although it can be significantly larger or smaller. The clitoral glans is highly sensitive, containing as many nerve endings as the analogous organ in males, the glans penis,but concentrated in a smaller surface,thus making it particularly well-suited for sexual stimulation.[1] During arousal, the glans becomes engorged with blood and sometimes protrudes outside from the clitoral hood or bulging under it.[2]

References

  1. Handbook of Psychophysiology By John T. Cacioppo, Louis G. Tassinary, Gary G. Berntson Contributor John T. Cacioppo, Louis G. Tassinary, Gary G. Berntson Edition: 3, illustrated, revised Published by Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN 0521844711, 9780521844710 898 pages pp 246-247.
  2. Masters, Johnson, William and Virginia (1988). . Little, Brown & Company. .