The clitoris has a glans, a foreskin and a tiny shaft — just like his! Women who have given birth tend to have larger clitorises — the longest ever measured was 12"! In latter-day Turkey, small clits were called sesame seeds, medium sized ones were called lentils, and big ones were called chickpeas. Some women get this because the way their clit is placed means that intercourse hits the spot "from the inside".
We have half-assed middle school sex ed classes to thank for that, I'm sure. The clitoris in that picture is the product of a 3D printer and French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, who hopes the model will teach adolescents in France about the female reproductive system. After all, as Fillod told The Guardian , a woman's clitoris becomes erect when she is aroused, much like a penis—you just can't see it because most of the clitoris is internal. Also, did you know that the female erectile tissue, though internal, can be longer than a penis?
Happy International Clitoris Awareness Week! Clitoris Awareness Week runs from May and is sponsored by Clitoraid , a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting victims of female genital mutilation. According to their website, this week is about celebrating your sexual beauty—and we can definitely get behind that.