Relationship of orgasm with measurable dimensions of clitoris and visibility of clitoral glans

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Sexual dysfunction, Clitoris, Orgasm

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Aim: The clitoris is the dominant sexual organ in the female, varies in size and plays an active role in genital sensation and orgasm. Since the importance of clitoral glans visibility is known, surgeries of clitoris are increasing day by day. However, there is insufficient literature on the subject. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of measurable dimensions of clitoris and the clitoral glans visibility on female sexual function.
Methods: Seventy-seven patients included in this cross-sectional study were examined in the lithotomy position and the measurable dimensions of the clitoris, the visibility of the clitoral glans and the length of the prepuce were noted. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was applied to all participants, which were divided into two groups, as those with normal orgasmic function and orgasmic dysfunction. One researcher made all measurements.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences in clitoral glans width, length, or prepuce length (P=0.11, P=0.63, P=0.35, respectively). Clitoral glans was visible in 41 of 51 patients in the normal orgasmic function group, which was significantly higher than the group with orgasmic dysfunction (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Since there is a significant relationship between clitoral glans visibility and orgasm, genital surgeries performed to increase clitoral glans visibility can facilitate sexual satisfaction and/or increase orgasm intensity. The fact that the relationship between measurable dimensions of clitoris, length of prepuce and orgasm cannot be shown suggests that clitoral glans visibility is more important than clitoral size for sexual stimulation.

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2020-05-01

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Pulatoğlu Çiğdem, Ellibeş Kaya A. Relationship of orgasm with measurable dimensions of clitoris and visibility of clitoral glans. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 May 1 [cited 2022 Aug. 18];4(5):390-3. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/727165