Female Anatomy | Women’s Sexual Anatomy

Female Anatomy | Women’s Sexual Anatomy

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Many women don’t understand the female anatomy. When women don’t understand their own anatomy and their pleasure spots, they can’t communicate what they like or don’t like to their partner. It’s important for each woman to take responsibility for her sexual pleasure and understand the body.

The Pleasure Zones: Vulva, Vagina, Perineum, Anus and Erotic Nerves

The Vulva

The Vulva encompasses all of the external genitalia including the lips that surround the clitoris. The Vulva is made up of these important parts:

Labia Majora

The Labia Majora are the outer lips that is covered in hair (although some women do wax this area). These lips can vary in size and are different from woman to woman. No matter the size, they are sensitive to touch when aroused and have oil and sweat glands that emit sexually arousing scents.

Labia Minora

Inside the labia majora lie a second set of thinner, more sensitive lips, the labia minora — with a concentration of nerve endings that are second only to the clitoris. The Labia Minora can be larger than the Labia Majora. Their job is to protect the clitoris, urethra and vaginal opening.

Mons Veneris

The Mons Veneris is a rounded mass or mound of tissue over the pubic bone. Basically, for women, it’s the entire area “down there” and is usually covered by pubic hair.


For most women, the clitoris is THE pleasure spot. (Over 70% of women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm.) It is a small area of spongy, erectile tissue located at the top of the labia with the most nerve endings of any other part of the body (over 8,000!). (The penis has around 4,000.) Each woman’s clitoris is different in size and shape.

The clitoris is comprised of 3 parts:

1) The head (that we can see)

2) The shaft

3) The legs which look like a wishbone and extend about 4 inches inside the body

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Clitoral Hood

The clitoral hood protects the clitoris head (the part we see). As a woman gets more aroused, the spongy tissue of the clitoris becomes engorged with blood. As it becomes erect, it also becomes more sensitive and retracts underneath the swelling hood.

Skene’s Gland

At of bottom of the urethra is the Skene’s Gland. These glands are surrounded with tissue that reaches up inside the vagina and swells with blood during arousal. They produce the fluid for female ejaculation.


Just below the clitoris is the opening to the urethra, the entrance to the bladder, and the passage where urine passes out of the body.

The Vagina

The vagina is located directly below the urethra and is approx 3 – 4 inches in length, expanding when aroused.


The G-spot is a dime-sized area that is approximately 1 – 2 inches inside, on the anterior side of the vagina. When pressed it stimulates sensitive, erectile tissue (urethral sponge) just behind the vaginal wall – and part of the clitoral complex. When stimulated many women report intense sensations that can be very pleasurable, along with a sensation similar to an urgency to pee. Learn more about how to find the G-spot.


The cervix is the opening from the vagina to the uterus. Located at the upper end of the vagina it is 1 – 3 mm in diameter. It has been recently proved that the cervix responds to pressure and leads to a distinct orgasm that feels deep and throbbing.


Men aren’t the only ones with a perineum. The female perineum is the sensitive skin between the vagina and the anus.


The anus is also pleasurable and has some of the highest concentration of sensdory nerve endings in the body, only second to the genitalia. The clitoral nerve endings extend as far as the anus. Plus, a thin membrane is all that separates the vaginal cavity from the rectal cavity.

Erotic Nerves

The entire body is one large erogenous zone. However, some areas are more sensitive than others like erectile tissue, which has a variety of nerves. This is all tied to different parts of the brain and elicit different types of sensations and experiences – both emotional and physical.