I’ve found out everything there is to know about my vulva
There’s so much more than the part my boyfriends lick
The whole other part attached to my clitoris I know
and love which spreads out and around my vaginal
canal and down into the fleshy bulbs which make my
inner labia swell with joy. It’s a subvulvic world of wonder.
Last year, at the Sexuality and Consciousness Conference, a sexologist took to the stage to tell us something both mind-blowing and reassuring: The vagina is not a mystery. Orgasm is not a mystery. In fact, women’s bodies are arranged for pleasure.
With diagrams and photos of medical cross-sections, he outlined for us everything from the internal structure of the clit to labia to the prostate.
I had never quite looked at a vagina with that much dedicated observational focus before.
While the sexologist may not have uncovered these facts, he’s doing a great job of spreading the word of yoni to all that will hear. And praise be, cos we could sure do with some enlightening.
Sitting in a room full of sexually liberated and educated women and men, I was relieved to find that I was not the only one who expressed surprise at the information that’s come to light about length, depth and breadth of the female sexual anatomy.
In hundreds of years of dissecting and labelling the human body, it was only in the 1990s that we started checking out the structure of the clit with MRI scans.
Between then and the mid-2000s detailed reports by an urologist about the scope of the clitoris went largely unnoticed.
It was only in 2009 when two French researchers produced the world’s first 3D pics of the internal structure of the clitoris that the world took notice.
So here we are. Thousands of years of civilisation and we’ve only just ‘discovered’ the marvel that is the clitoris.