Whenever we talk about an erection, the penis automatically comes to mind. They are two terms so related that it is like saying “churros” and not thinking about chocolate.
And it is that, for penetration to occur , the erection is essential, which is why it is such a standardized connection of terms. But what if I tell you that we also have that?
Although the genitalia couldn’t seem more different, they share the tissue that makes up the penis and the clitoris.
Something that the sexologist Melanie Quintana Molero explains : «the clitoris is the reproduction of the penis. When we develop in the maternal womb, it forms outside or inside. Composed of the same spongy tissue , when the blood vessels fill with blood, the clitoris increases in size due to arousal, which is key when it comes to feeling pleasure. It may interest you to read: ‘Clitorectomies’, the ‘devil’s mark’… From when the clitoris was the enemy
In our case, this growth is somewhat more discreet, since it happens internally.
But it can be seen in the glans area of the clitoris, which not only increases in size – it can gain up to 2 cm – but also ‘rises’. The corpora cavernosa and vestibular bulbs , which are the internal branches of the pleasure organ that surround the vagina, also fill with blood. This causes, on the one hand, the size of the outer labia to appear larger (and harder to the touch) but also to increase the sensation of pleasure, since they oppress the vagina due to their larger size.
Another curiosity about clitoral erections is that, like those of the penis, they can be nocturnal and occur while we sleep, since blood flow increases in the REM phase of sleep. Therefore, it is common for us to have a clitoral erection in the morning, which, at the same time, is the perfect moment to start the day by activating it, either alone or accompanied .
Once relaxed, it returns to its normal size -both the part that is visible and the part that is not-, since, as the sexologist recalls, in case of arousal not only some parts increase, but “the entire clitoris swells.
You have to take 8M to bed to have a more feminist sexuality
A few hours ago, a girl sent me a message on Instagram asking me what to do after her partner reached orgasm. How could they continue if he didn’t have an erection. If that was all.
I saw clearly that the sexual education that we so badly need must be feminist . Because only from that equality of positions do we put our pleasure at the same level as theirs (even for ourselves).