After all we are a women’s philanthropic group….and who isn’t curious about how our bodies work? Enjoy!
The Clitoris and Female Ejaculate:
An Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery Sprinkled with some Fairy Dust
Let’s begin with a very biased look at the clitoris: the clitoris holds the record for being the only organ on the primate body that is dedicated solely for pleasure. Even the male penis doubles as a pee-pee hole, but us girls, we got an extra something-something.
There have been several theories proposed on the evolution of the clitoris and with it female sexuality, but the lack of research is both horrifying and not surprising.
This Clitoris has had a rocky history at best. Ancients believe it was an ill formed penis and that women were sort of half-formed men that would never achieve their masculine perfection. For a time the clitoris was linked with orgasms which were linked to procreation so it’s existence was vital for the propagation of the species.
Then the ball(s) dropped.
In the late 1800s scientists realize what most mothers know: females do not have to achieve orgasm in order to get pregnant; ovulation and menstrual cycles happen just fine on their own, without any help, thank you very much.
It was then the clitoris took a back seat. And if we don’t understand something, let’s totally ignore it! YAY! It wasn’t until the women’s movement gained steam in the sixties and seventies that the topic was opened once again.
AND, it wasn’t until 1998 that the structure of the clitoris was examined and mapped out by modern technology. 1998. Did you get that? NINETEEN-motheringfucking-ninety-EIGHT.
As we examine the clitoris, we have to look at the development of the fetus. We all start out with a basic blueprint that is added to here if we’re a girl, and added to over there if we’re a boy. But in the first nine weeks of development the male and female genitalia are indistinguishable. This is something called unilateral development – its why men have nipples. In females the nipples get hooked up to mammary glands to produce milk, but in males no such hook up happens. The genitalia then take on their characteristic form.
In other words, the penis/scrotum and clitoris/vagina all come from the same stuff that is altered depending on our genetics. But, of course, there are important differences, For example, the clitoris has 8000 nerve endings to the 4000 in the penis on a far smaller surface area. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Once again we turn to evolution. And then we realize we’ve turned to a Dead End. There’s no evolutionary evidence that the female orgasm is a result of sexual selection because there’s no way a male would be able to know if the female could orgasm or not. One theory is that females who were able to orgasm would be more receptive to mating since it would be an extremely pleasurable experience. More sex would me more babies, and you know where I’m going with this.
Another theory looks at the fact that men have nipples because having nipples didn’t kill any of them off. Could female orgasms be in the same boat? It might be just some byproduct of evolution - males got a penis that gets hard and has a hood, females get a clitoris that gets hard and has a hood. Males ejaculate, females…. Sometimes ejaculate?
And this brings us to our next topic: female ejaculate. Female ejaculate is a big stumper. It doesn’t always happen, but went it does, either shame or high-fives abound. Of course, there is lack of research on female ejaculate, what a surprise, but what little research there is has found that female ejaculate is more chemically similar to seminal fluid than the pee. The female version of jizz? Interesting.
The one theory out about female ejaculate is that it may help prevent UTIs and when you’re bumping uglies in a dirty cave or forest floor that could be helpful, lead to a healthier you and thus, healthier offspring.
And that’s it. The lack of information is heart-breaking. I’ll get off my soap box now.
Please note that not all experiences, beliefs and ideas are shared by each member of “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.