Getting a woman off is not always straightforward – and that’s as true for another woman as it is for a man. Our anatomy is pretty complicated, and what works for me won’t necessarily work for the next girl you bed. Getting the basics right is a good first step though; and the French education system is giving the next generation a head start (excuse the pun) by teaching about female sexual pleasure as well as biological function.
Throughout evolution, there is only one human organ that exists for the sole purpose of providing pleasure – the clitoris. Too bad it’s also a source of confusion, its precise location and physiology shrouded in more mystery than any other part of the human body.
French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod has taken a big step toward unraveling this mystery by creating a 3D printed, full-size anatomical model of a clitoris that has been introduced into French schools. The sculpture will help teach something that has been missing from educational sex chat until now, the fact that while the penis and vagina fit together perfectly during sex, they are not equivalent in terms of stimulation – for females that’s primarily down to the clitoris.
“It's important that women have a mental image of what is actually happening in their body when they're stimulated,” Fillod says. “In understanding the key role of the clitoris, a woman can stop feeling shame, or [that she’s] abnormal if penile-vaginal intercourse doesn't do the trick for her – given the anatomical data, that is the case for most women... the equivalent of a penis in a woman is not a vagina, it’s her clitoris. Women get erections when they’re excited, only you can’t see them because most of the clitoris is internal. I wanted to show that men and women are not fundamentally different.”
What the 3D model irrefutably proves is that the general preconception about the clitoris being no bigger than the size of a pea – a tiny nub that sleeps behind a fleshy hood until aroused – is clearly wrong. In reality, at approximately eight inches in length, the clitoris is bigger than the average penis and it actually encircles the vagina – more boomerang than button.
So what about the coveted G-spot orgasm? Well, research suggests that mechanical stimulation of the G-spot may in fact be stimulating the internal portion of the clitoris. In a nutshell, the clitoris is like an internal penis, and should be given the same physical stimulation that men want women to heap on their cocks. Fillod’s revelatory model looks set to transform our understanding of the female body and sexual pleasure; maybe it will even ensure that fun-time becomes come-time, every time.