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Human Clitoris Pleasure In More Than 10.000 Nerve Fibers

Human clitoris: pleasure in more than 10.000 nerve fibers

The clitoris is the only known human organ that is intended to provide pleasure. The first human clitoral nerve fiber count could help improve sexual health and function.

There are more than 10 nerve fibers in the human clitoris that allow sensations of pleasure, according to one new research led by the Oregon Health and Science University presented at the joint scientific meeting of the Society for Sexual Medicine of North America and the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

"It's amazing to think of more than 10 nerve fibers packed into something as small as the clitoris," said Blair Peters, an assistant professor of surgery at the OHSU School of Medicine and a plastic surgeon who led the research and presented the findings.

The clitoris is the only known human organ that is intended to provide pleasure.

Made up of bundles of thin nerve fibers, also known as axons, nerves carry electrical impulses between the brain and the rest of the body, and allow people to feel and respond to stimuli such as touch.

“It's particularly striking when you compare the clitoris to other larger structures in the human body. The nerve that runs through the wrist and hand and is involved in carpal tunnel syndrome is known to have a high density of nerve fibers.

The vulva, which includes the clitoris, labia majora, and labia minora, is still poorly understood.

But, although the hand is many times larger than the clitoris, the median nerve only contains about 18.000 nerve fibers, or less than twice the nerve fibers that accumulate in the clitoris, which is much smaller," said Blair Peters. .

While the penis has been extensively studied, the vulva, which includes the clitoris, labia majora, and labia minora, is still poorly understood.

Historically, medical science has not paid sufficient attention to the sexual function of the vulva, which has led to a significant knowledge gap in the field of sexual health.

What is genital labiaplasty?

The external genitalia or vulva are the structures (labia majora, labia minora, and clitoris) that defend and protect the entrance door to the vagina and that also actively participate during sexual intercourse, both as a mattress to absorb impact and friction. as in relation to sexual pleasure.

Due to genetic causes, age or as a consequence of pregnancy and childbirth, many women suffer changes in the shape, size or quality of their skin that cause them discomfort or physical or aesthetic discomfort.

Many women suffer changes in the shape, size or quality of their skin that cause them discomfort or physical or aesthetic discomfort.

La genital labiolasty, a surgical treatment that does not require hospitalization, consists of modifying, reducing or correcting the labia minora or majora of the vulva when changes in shape and/or size have been suffered for different reasons: asymmetries, color changes, significant increase or decrease of volume of labia majora, labia minora and/or clitoral hood.

At Women's CD we know that it is very important to bear in mind that each case of labiaplasty is unique and, therefore, it is essential individualize treatment so that it is carried out according to the needs of each woman.

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