Did you know that the clitoris wasn’t discovered in its entirety until 1998? Typically we think of the clit as a small external body part. Euphemisms for masturbation like “double clicking the mouse” or “flicking the bean” reinforce that notion. In reality, the clit itself extends internally and has nerves that go beyond the vulva.
The only known function of the clitoris is for sexual arousal. The tip of the clit has over 8,000 nerve endings, but the clit is so much more than just the tip. Shaped like a wish bone, it has “legs” and is actually located mostly inside the body.
Glans clitoris: The external portion of the clitoris.
Bulb of vestibule, corpus cavernosum: Erectile tissue.
Crus clitoris: “Crus” means “leg”.